Information for Building a Timber Frame Home

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Bespoke & Custom

If your dream is for a completely unique log cabin or a special home or commercial building Artichouse can make it a reality. Just because you don’t see a design or model that is just what you want among our design collections, bring your ideas to us and our designers, architects and engineers will work with you, and your architects if you have one, to develop your sketch or vision into a cabin, a house, school or club room or commercial building.



info 1Planning Permission. (Plans & Drawings only)

The chances are your log home requires planning permission. We can provide you with a complete set of plans and elevation drawings for your local authority planning department. We can also supply structural drawings and U-Values and where required for your Building Regulations compliance. There is a fee payable for them, but anything you pay will be deducted from future payments when planning permission is granted and you place an order.



signatureThe Order & Payment Process

When you have finally agreed the design of your cabin or house, the price has been decided and agreed and where necessary your planning application has been approved, you’ll be ready to place a purchase order. At this stage you will be asked to pay a deposit. This initial payment is asked for because the factory will be making a cabin or house that is exclusively yours. With any building we supply we provide a full set of drawings including foundations, plans and elevations and structural drawings, and the instructions manual required for the assembly or build.

eurosDuring the manufacture of your cabin or house we will keep you up to date with progress and timelines established for the delivery and for construction of foundations. At 30 days before the scheduled delivery date you will be asked for a second part deposit. By this stage in the exciting process of buying your cabin or house we will know the due delivery date and maybe the base or foundations will be ready. Finally, before delivery to your site you will be asked for the balance of outstanding payments.


Delivery Notes

Shipments from Artichouse in Finland are on 40’ HGV trucks, overland to the continental port and then by ferry to be landed in the UK. From here it will be carried to the construction site. Unloading of the kit is not a part of this cost, but is the responsibility of the customer. It is important that shipments are checked against the delivery lists provided and any suspected shortage or damage reported to us as soon as possible. In the event delivery to site is not possible, alternative arrangements must be made prior to delivery.


logsAssembly & Building

Many customers request the assembly or construction of their cabin or house. As we have considerable experience of assembling, building and finishing log cabins and houses, we do of course offer a water tight build (ready for 1st fix) or ready for 2nd fix service. We can also decorate, fit kitchens and bathrooms etc, purchased by yourselves and are happy to discuss rates of pay for these. There are many options available, whether you are assembling a small garden annex or constructing the largest house or commercial building. We will discuss these options with you to arrive at the best possible way forward. Our priority is for your cabin or house to be completed perfectly, efficiently, and importantly, on time.