The Product


70mm Thick Nordic Spruce Timber     Wind Tight Chalet Corner


Engineered Construction Systems


The timber we use is called "Nordic Spruce Pine" and we only use approved "FSC" Foresty Service Commission plantation grown timber. Nordic Spruce is a slower grown timber from northern Europe which has a tighter grain and much more durable and stable than normal Australian pines. It is widely used for it's robust reliability, longevity and structural strength and for it's impressive aesthetic qualities.


Our precision cut Log Timber profile is a very suitable alternative option to traditional construction practices. This system is tried and proven all over Europe and particularly Northern Europe to withstand the harsh elements.


The Cabin Kit corners in all models have “Wind Tight Chalet Corners’. Their design is such that the precision cut offset profile protects the interior from the elements. See profiles picture above for visual detail.


We have engineered N3 wind rating on our most popular models and C2 Cyclone rating is easily achievable with this type of construction as it is all solid timber that interlocks in to each other. Being solid timber there is no need for expensive internal cladding.


This is not a new system. It may be new to Australia but the rest of Europe and North America has been using this type of joinery for many decades. Our supplier “Lasita Maja” provides over 15,000 cabins each year world wide and has been in business for over 15 years.  Lasita Maja is definitely one of the leading Timber Cabin manufacturers in Europe.


Upon studying the BCA Volume 2 Section 3.5.3 (Wall Cladding) we can see the different profiles recommend for traditional wall cladding.


When you study our timber profile as photo’d in detail in the “Cabin Life profiles and structure sheet” below you will soon see the detail in the profile and what it is designed to do. The precision milled double tongue and grooves fit snuggly together to make a firm seal and the bevels on all timber edges is tapered to minimise any possible settlement of water on the timber. Of course all timber must be sealed with a top quality sealer like Sikkens or Intergrain or a good quality exterior paint.


All doors and windows have tapered edges to form a snug fit. Our larger models have double glazed windows and rubber seals to ensure an excellent seal. Larger cabin windows also come with Aluminium When considering this type of construction we must remember that the designers are from areas that have -20 degrees wind chill and constant snow.


Cabin Life has a the capacity to deliver approx. 15,000 easily assembled garden and summerhouses per year. We offer houses with wall thicknesses of 19, 28, 44 and 70mm.


Garden houses with 28mm walls are also suitable for storage of equipment such as garden tools and back yard items such as lawn mowers.This range can also be used a place for leisure, relaxation and spending time with friends all in your back yard.


Walls :


Our Interlocking building system is not a new idea. Infact the Europeans have been building log cabins this way for decades. The well machined solid tongue and groove timbers slot together firmly to create a tight wheather proof seal and the "classic notch" timber corners give the building great strenth and durability. This also means that there is no need for epensive internal linings such as gyprock as the tongue and groove timber joins very neatly into the internal corners giving you a a quality finished product which you can stain and seal to keep the natural timber appearence or you could paint the inside and give it your own personal touch.


Roof Beams :


The log cabin is constructed by using 136mm x 44mm thick roof beams on 44mm models and 136 x 70mm thick roof beams which not only provide a solid roof they also look great too.




This type of building is proven to stand the tests of time. Many Classic Timber buildings stand as a testament to the ever lasting durability of this traditional log cabin syle of construction. Of course all Timber must be sealed with a good quality exterior finish to preserve the quality of the timber.


Your brand new "Cabin LIfe" cabin kit will need to be painted with a good quality undercoat and two coats of good quality paint or have 2 coats of a good quality sealer such as an "intergrain" product which can be purchased from any Bunnings store of your local paint supplier.


Some oils and wood penetration preserves like "Cutek" are good for decks but not good for our cabin walls as they do not create a good protection barrier against the elements.


It is also a good idea to use a joint filler like (Selly's No More Gaps" of "Caulk in Colours" to seal and any tiny gaps. We personally like to use a gap filler in all of the corners even though we know our water tight challet corners work very well the gap filler in the corners will stop small spiders nesting in the tiny spaces and will make you cabin look even more amazing once painted.


For your Cabin Timber Warranty you must properly paint or seal the Cabin kit within 3 months after construction.



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