Hedgerows of Co. Wicklow

Hedgerows of Co. Wicklow

There is little respect for nature in our area. The council  seem to allow the decimation of our hedgerows and the construction of concrete garden walls. In Greenan a neighbour cut down a number of oak trees and a hedgerow and built a concrete block wall as a replacement. Further down the Glenmalure valley a local farmer cut down a magnificent Chestnut tree. When asked Why? he replied (trees) “They’re dirty, they put  leaves all over my...

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Conventional Building & Natural Building

Conventional Building & Natural Building

Conventional Building Most modern building relies on construction methods that are unkind to the environment. Many of the building materials, which are commonly used, are frequently transported long distances causing harmful emissions to the air. E.G. Cement Cement is one of the most environmentally hazardous materials in the world, adding more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than the entire weight of the global airline industry. According to...

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Positive Properties of Timber & Log

Positive Properties of Timber & Log

We feel there is a bias against timber & log despite these positive attributes: It produces low Co2 emissions Log homes can achieve a B1 BER Energy Rating or higher Timber is a sustainable and renewable resource It is eco friendly Healthy Aesthetically pleasing and Log houses work well alongside sources of renewable & sustainable energy. 1      Wood is carbon neutral; this means that the carbon dioxide emitted by manufacturing timber is...

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REPAIRS on Log Cabins Ireland

REPAIRS on Log Cabins Ireland

  Rotten Corner Repaired Corner Last year we repaired a log house in Wicklow with great success. Interesting that the original Log Company had no interest helping their client of 14 years earlier. The cross posts suffered from the weather and had become rotten. Because of this part of the roof had sunken by about 100mm. Also of note was that other builders had suggested steel and other solutions to hold up the roof at greater expense and...

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Summer House

Summer House

The Log House Company designed this very functional and attractive 2 bed summer weekend house for a very satisfied client to replace a dilapidated mobile home. The finished house is cosier, more attractive, has better quality finish and comes in cheaper than a mobile. The roof is a polyester Duggan corrigated steel roof with single spans. There is 150 mm of Warmcell insulation in the suspended timber floors and 200 mm in the roof. A counter...

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Carlow Project

Carlow Project

Carlow architect Frank Bird fulfilled his dream to build a log home in 2006. With his professional eye and experience Frank paid attention to details using a natural slate roof, granite chimney breast, cast iron radiators, pine floors, sauna, Warm Cell insulation. The main body of the house and interior walls are built using solid logs 120x195mm and a cut roof with timer frame gables for the upper floor. The house has many interesting and...

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