At Log Cabins Factory Direct we offer three types of bases: Budget Bases, Heavy-Duty Platform Bases and Concrete Bases. Our cabins are manufactured to be installed on perfectly flat and level bases, as the logs are computer cut there is very little tolerance. Customers sometimes purchase log cabins assuming hey can be installed directly on patios or paving slabs unfortunately this is not the case.

This guide is written to help you understand which base is right for you and your property.

Budget Bases

Budget Base

As the name suggests, these are our cheapest type of base. The budget base is a frame constructed out of 4″ x 2″ pressure treated timber at the size of the wall foot print of the log cabin. The corners are diagonally braced to ensure rigidity.

The budget base is designed to be installed on patios, decking, paving slabs or uneven concrete. There can be up to a 150mm (6″) fall, which our installers can pack out with timber.

Heavy-Duty Platform Bases

Heavy Duty Base

This base is constructed using a 6″ x 2″ pressure treated timber frame and this frame is levelled on 3″ x 3″ pressure treated fence posts concreted into the ground. As with the budget bases, the corners are diagonally braced to ensure rigidity.

The heavy duty base is designed to be used on soft ground areas, such as turf. One additional benefit is this provides even greater air flow under the cabin, helping against damp. We would prefer to do a site visit to check the area before sale. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Concrete Bases

Concrete Base

Concrete bases are recommended for all log cabins. They offer the greatest durability. However it is difficult to provide a set price for this service, as there are many variables that we would need to adjust for. We would organise a site visit to discuss this with you. There are a few requirements:

  • 1m (3′) wheel barrow access to property.
  • Electricity and water supply available to our team.
  • The customer to be present on the day of installation

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us

How big should my base be?Modena Floor Plan

When you buy a log cabin, the temptation is to build the base at the exact size of the cabin. Although there is nothing wrong with doing this, there is a better way. If we take the Modena Cabin for example, the picture shows that the dimension of the building are to the very end of the interlocking logs. The wall footprint for our cabins is actually 200mm less that the overall dimensions. The wall logs interlock and oversail each other by 100mm in each direction. So for this example we can work out the following

  • 3m – 0.2m = 2.8m wide
  • 2.5m – 0.2m = 2.3m deep

On most cabins this holds true, but if you are unsure just contact us.