Timber log cabins and sectional timber buildings are becoming more and more fashionable on holiday sites, from small camping sites looking for accommodation that can be used in bad weather to ensure a year round income to large holiday complexes and events centers looking to add extra rooms for busy times.
There are a lot of different types of buildings out there that can fulfill these requirements, however a lot of the small features can make a big difference to your return on investment.
These types of buildings are generally made from a CLS timber frame construction that is then lined clad and insulated. There are a lot of different options for all of these components to choose from.
For example should you use a rock wool type insulation, a cheaper option of Polystyrene such as Jablite or PIR boards such as Extratherm or Celotex. The initial cost will not make a huge amount of difference to the overall cost of the build, however in the long run if the site owner is paying for the heating cost choosing a cheap poor quality insulator could cost a lot in the long run. Polystyrene is fine for an occasional use building such as a home workshop that is only likely to be used during the day time. If you intend on sleeping in the building, especially in the winter months then you will need more than just this. PIR is a very good insulator giving great u-values using only thin sections so if space in the walls is a at a premium then this could be the best option. If space is not a problem then you may be able to save some money upfront using a rock wool slab of a greater depth than the PIR.
The type and depth of framework should also be considered, is it C16 or C24 grade? For some building 4×2 sections are fine however you may need 6×2 or even 8×2 on larger buildings.
Sectional building are normally fairly fast to assembly on site as most of the construction is done in a factory. Panels can also be painted or pre-finished before delivery to site.
A good breather membrane should be incorporated into the wall construction to help reduce the risk of damp and help as a vapour barrier.
Have a look at our Camping Pod Range for ideas of pre insulated panel buildings.
Twin Skin Buildings:
These use to walls sitting parallel constructed using the traditional interlocking log cabin method of notched timber sections.
The cavity between can then be insulated for added warmth.