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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that when it comes to purchasing or exploring log cabins in Ireland, you may have some inquiries. This comprehensive FAQ section is designed to address the most common questions and concerns you may have. Whether you are seeking information about our cabin models, pricing, customization options, or the logistics of owning a log cabin, we are here to provide you with the answers you need. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to ensure that you have all the information necessary to make informed decisions and embark on your log cabin journey with confidence. Feel free to browse through the questions and answers below, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable team. We are committed to assisting you in every step of the way towards fulfilling your dream of owning a beautiful log cabin in the picturesque landscapes of Ireland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fully Built or Cabin Assembly means that our professional and experienced team will come to the site and build the cabin from start to finish. 

Please Note:

  • PAINTING                                                                             


Is NOT included in the fully built option, however, for people who prefer not to have to deal with everything listed above, we offer our customers Turn-Key Service Options or A Full Turn-Key Service. This means you can sit back and relax through the entire process, all you have to do is tell us everything you wish for and just turn the key to your new fully built and ready home! You can read more on Turn-Key Services in our FAQ’S.

If you decide you want us to build your cabin here is what’s included:

  • 189mm Insulated Double Cavity – External Wall Pressure Treated
  • 100mm Premium External Wall Insulation
  • 100mm Floor Insulation
  • 100mm Roof Insulation
  • Damp Proof Membrane For Floor Roof and Walls
  •  44×100mm Treated Floor Bearers
  • 45mm Solid Timber Internal Walls
  • 28mm TG Floor Boards
  • 19mm TG Ceilings Boards
  • Trims For Flooring
  • Screws, Nails, Steel brackets & Expanding Foam
  • Black Steel Roof Tile Effect 
  • Steel Windboards For Roof
  • PVC Gutters & Downpipes
  • PVC Doubled Glazed  Windows & Doors (Comes With All Fully Built Residential Cabins)
  • Windows Handles
  • Solid Glulam Interior Timber Doors 850mm x 2000mm with Handles, Locks and 3 Keys (For Residential Cabins Only)
  • Windows Boxes, Skirting, Trims & Architraves
  • Construction Drawings & Assembly Plans


If you have any questions about anything that is mentioned above, please do not hesitate to contact us!                                                                                                                            Call our friendly team today on 083 115 3939. We would be delighted to help with any concerns or queries you may have.                                                         

You may be wondering what is a Flat Pack Kit or what does it mean.
Our flat pack kits can be delivered flat packed for DIY. We give our customers who do DIY or have building experience or their own builder the opportunity to build their cabin themselves. All of our cabins come with assembly plans and instructions for building. All the parts are marked and labelled on the plans.

Please note: A delivery charge will apply to areas 100km outside Cavan.

What’s included in the flat pack kit:

  • Construction Drawings & Assembly Plans
  • 45mm Solid Timber Walls
  • 44x100mm Treated Floor Bearers
  • 28mm TG Floor 
  • 19mm Roof Boards
  • Trims For Flooring
  • Premium Double Glazed Living Type Windows and Doors (Tilt & Turn)
  • Solid Glu-Laminated Superior Interior Timber Doors (850mm x 2000mm) Doors Handles, Locks & 3 Keys
  • Window Handles
  • Timber Windboards For Roof
  • All Parts Labelled And Marked On Plans

Your cabin can be built on either:

  • Concrete base
  • Timber frame & solid block foundation with cover up & step 
  • Ground screws  

Every customers plot and budget is different, therefore, customers can choose to install their own base but must guarantee it’s level and to our satisfactory standard. Alternatively, customers can arrange with us to have the base completed for them. We can provide customers with information and/or a site survey to get exact measurements for your cabin base. 

Ensuring the base for your cabin is correct is an extremely important step in the building process, therefore, we advise all our customers if your unsure about anything that is mentioned above, please do not hesitate to call our friendly and informative team on 083 115 3939 to discuss more. 

The best way to maintain your log cabin to the highest standards we always recommend customers to go ahead with full exterior insulation which will not only maintain as much heat as possible internally but protect your log cabin as well through all seasons. As we install our insulation on the outside structure you will not loose any space inside your cabin. We offer 100mm External Insulation which will give you an estimated B3 BER Rating. We have different thickness size of insulation available and wall thickness also if requested by the customer. Our wall thickness starts at 189mm.

The windows and doors that we provide with all of our fully built residential and garden cabins are PVC Double Glazed Windows & Doors (White). The windows and doors that we provide with all of our flatpack kits are Double Glazed Premium Living-Type Windows & Doors. Customers can choose different types and colours of windows and doors for an additional cost. 

All of our cabins come with 100mm Insulation which is then covered with Damp Proof Membrane

Roof insulation is the best way for any building to keep the heat in and prevent heat loss through the roof. Insulating your log cabin roof is an absolute must to maintain heat throughout the whole year especially the winter months. Our specially designed insulation not only keeps your cabin warm and cosy all year round but also keeps your cabin cooler in the summer months.

With our roof insulation breathable damp proof membrane is placed on the top which adds ventilation, security, and will keep the roof free of moisture. 2×1 battens are fixed vertically to create the cavity for ventilation. 2×1 battens horizontally are fixed on top creating a roof ready for steel cladding roof and 100mm insulation between the 4×2 timber

All of our fully built residential cabins and garden cabins come with steel roof tile effect cladding. These roofs are ideal as they are tough, long-lasting and hard-wearing. The roof is completed with PVC gutters & down pipes.

All our cabins come with 100mm Floor Insulation that is placed between our Treated Floor Bearers and covered with a Damp Proof Membrane. This method is done to ensure the base of your cabin and insulation is kept dry and protected year after year no matter the season.

For the best strength and balance we use Premium TG 28mm Floor Boards & 19mm Roof Boards which are internally visible. Afterwards, flooring for the cabin is completely down to customers preference whether that may be laminate, tiles or carpet it’s completely up to you and your style. 

To keep any moisture or dampness away and to keep your cabin in the best state while maintaining the most heat of your cabin, we fit all of our cabins with Damp Proof Membrane that is fully covering the structure of the cabin and with 100mm Exterior Insulation or more on the outside all around your cabin, these combined will ensure your cabin is the most energy efficient.

We our proud to work along side our partners in the well known and established MM ECOBUILD Construction Ltd construction company.
A turn key service takes all the stress and hassle away from you and allows you to literally just “turn the key” to your new cabin when it’s ready! From start to finish from bases and groundworks to electrics & plumbing they will take care of everything. When we say everything, we mean everything, they can even create your dream kitchen & bathroom!


  • Sewage & water mains supply from €1500
  • Electric Mains from €750
  • Electrics from €65 per electrical point
  • Bathroom from €1590
  • Plumbing from €1500
  • Heating from €1000
  • Kitchen from €1000
  • BioPro 98.2% Treatment Plant AT-8 &
  • Percolation system (if required) from €6800


Project Manager Nils Frisenbruders from MM ECOBUILD Construction Ltd
Mob: +353 86 057 9431 Office: +353 45 810 148
Email: [email protected]
Please Note: All prices are subject to site survey and client specification.

We would be delighted to hear from you and your project! Call us today on 083 115 3939. 

This is a common question we have and the answer is yes, you can! Some of our cabins already have a terrace, however, any of our cabins can be built with a terrace or without it’s all down to personal choice. We can add on terrace to all of our cabins or to an existing cabin you have.

Yes, log cabin homes can be the best cost-effective housing option for you. Their construction often requires less time and labour compared to traditional homes, potentially reducing overall building costs.

Yes, log cabin homes can be energy-efficient. The natural properties of wood provide good insulation and additional insulation materials can be added to enhance energy efficiency even further. 

Log Cabin Homes offer several advantages including:

  • Their natural beauty
  • Less building time than traditional homes.
  • Less cost than building a traditional house. 
  • Warm, cosy and energy efficient
  • Durable with lifelong expectancy 
  • The opportunity to create your dream home from start to finish. Your style, your cabin, your way!
  • Live in harmony with nature 
  • Expand your existing home or your business
  • Our cabins can be supplied and delivered as flat-packed kits as some customers may be able to do DIY projects or they may have their own builder, in that case it’s straightforward to build the cabin as all the cabins come with assembly plans and drawings with all parts labelled and marked. 

Our customers also have the option to leave everything to us and our professional team when it comes to the assembly of your log cabin. Any one of our log cabins can be assembled for you by our professional and experienced team in no time at all. If you decide to go ahead with our professional building team to build your cabin, we will bring all the tools required and we will also need access to a power supply. Customers who want their cabin built by our team but have not pre-arranged to have the base completed by us must ensure the base is completed to our specification prior to the pre-arranged building start date and make sure the site is clear of any debris and is ready for building to commence.

Please note: If you decide to go for assembly with us please note that the building start date of the cabin may not be the same date as the delivery date. But no need to worry as we will be in touch to keep you informed and up to date about your cabin throughout the whole process and set an installation date once the delivery date is set and customers confirm dates are suitable.

Our team takes pride in all the work that we do and every single project we build no matter how big or small we take satisfaction in ensuring our clients have a hassle and stress free journey with us from start to finish. You can be certain and rest assured you’re in good hands if you choose to go ahead with building by our team. Our team not only has the expertise, knowledge and experience but they build every cabin with passion, dedication and attention to detail so your mind can be at ease knowing your cabin will be built to the finest standards when you choose to go with us to build your cabin. 

Our cabins are made from exceptionally top quality durable Scandinavian Spruce Timber and are built to last a life time. We give our customers a minimum of a 10 Year Structural Guarantee that we offer our clients with any of our cabins that are built by our team.

Firstly, all of our garden cabins do not need planning permission.

You can also build an extension to add up to 40 m2 to an existing house without planning permission. We offer our customers the opportunity to expand and extend their own home easily and creating more space for you and your family hassle free with our cabin extensions which can be rendered on the outside to make it blend in with your existing home if you wish.

Please note:

If you are enquiring about planning permission to your planning authority it’s advised to refer to the structure as a TIMBER FRAMED BUILDING instead of a LOG CABIN. As log cabins are made of timber they can be referred to and considered timber framed structures therefore it would be more beneficial to you and your chance of attaining planning permission to use the term timber framed building as opposed to a log cabin. 

This is unfortunately due to the fact that not everybody understands the concept and fantastic potential of our log cabins especially now in the midst of a housing crisis. In accordance to the law it doesn’t matter on size or structure, any building that is intended for residential use/living in must officially have planning permission. Furthermore, our cabins are environmentally and eco friendly and cost efficient, we like to take the financial side of things into consideration as the cost of living and rent prices rise every day we know some people are struggling to make ends meet we understand not everybody is in the position or can afford to build a house or get a approved for mortgage. That’s why we believe that our cabins can be a new alternative living option to people all over Ireland.

There is 3 types of planning permission:

  • Full planning permission
  • Outline planning permission
  • Retention planning permission.

Although we always advise all of our customers to seek out the correct advice and rules about planning permission in their area in some cases there is some people who choose to go ahead without planning permission. Numerous people are proceeding to build there cabin without planning permission (retention permission) especially in rural or concealed areas and more so in family properties, gardens and farms. You may also decide to go down this route however you must be aware that there is a possible risk of a complaint. While this is rarely the case it’s important to know your local authority may intervene and may ask you to remove your cabin or start a legal action against you. However, if in 7 years, nobody has intervened or took any action against you regarding your cabin then you are safe from any legal or enforcement action against you in relation to your cabin from then on and after.

Many people are unsure and unaware about the facts when it comes to planning permission relating to log cabins. Discussing planning permission can be a complex conversation. If you are not sure about the rules and regulations regarding to planning permission we always advise our customers to contact their local planning authority/county council to find out more if you would need planning permission as every area differs. 

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You also contact citizens information on 0818 07 4000 or visit their website:

Please Note: Cosy Cabins can only advise customers on planning permission. Any information we give on this matter is only a guideline and is not definitive. We always advise our customers to do their research on planning permission and comply with the local authorities and rules in their area. We are hopeful for a positive change very soon for planning permission to become more easily approved for log cabins in Ireland.

Have you been looking for a certain type of cabin but can’t seem to find the one that fits perfectly to your style and needs or the size of the plot your working with? We are delighted to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to custom design their own cabin specified to their needs, vision and style. We also give clients the option to modify internal layouts, doors and windows to their preference. We want to ensure all our clients are 100% happy and satisfied with their choice of cabin no matter what project it is, most people we deal with have never designed a cabin before, therefore we understand that you may be concerned about designing your cabin by yourself or where to even start that’s why we are here to assist you. Everything  with will be discussed in detail together and the cabin will be all based on your own preferences and specifications. If you desire a bespoke cabin designed by you with our help look no further!

Call our team on 083 115 3939 today to discuss and learn more information on how to get started on your very own customed designed cabin. You can email us your design with a simple sketch/drawing marking all measurements and all window & door placements to [email protected] along with any notes or other specifications you may have followed by your:

  • Full Name
  • Site Address & Eircode
  • Phone number
  • Email address 


We welcome all projects big or small, if you can dream it we can build it! We would be delighted to hear from you, call us on 083 115 3939 email us at [email protected] to get started together on your unique project today! 

Yes! Our partnership with Humm allows our customers who meet the terms and conditions to avail of loans on any of our residential and gardens cabins. Loans of up to €30,000 and repayment terms up to 6 years repaid back as monthly repayments are available.
To learn more information about Humm just click on the link here:

For more information about this service or if you have been already approved call us today on 083 115 3939. Call Humm on (01) 960 1601 to get the process started.

We have designed our website to be easy and accessible to all our clients and ensure you have an effortless time online with us!

Please note: A 30% (non-refundable) deposit is essential to secure your order. You can also pay in full online if you wish. Once your order is placed, we will contact you to confirm your order has been received. Once we receive the deposit for your cabin, your order will then be fully processed to go ahead. The remaining balance is required to be paid on the date of delivery.

For further information or questions regarding payments or online orders please contact our friendly and informative team on 0831153939 or email us at [email protected].

When you have placed your order with us and we have confirmed everything, then once the deposit or full payment is received by us, your cabin will be delivered between 8-12 weeks. Cabins we have in stock can be delivered in 1-4 weeks

Please Note: We always aim and do our best to be on time no matter what and we want to get your cabin to you as fast as possible, unfortunately sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances or seasons, delivery times can be effected, although that situation is rare to occur.