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Can you use a log cabin as an extension?

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ArtisanPopcorn Sat 30-Jul-16 15:46:59

As in actually attached to your house.

We were planning on building a kitchen extension on our house next year but now DH has this idea in his head as a cheaper alternative.

I can't find anything online saying anyone does this so I think it's not doable/practical but he's usually good with DIY stuff so I'm not sure.

Is this a really stupid question??

JT05 Sat 30-Jul-16 17:43:21

You can have a timber framed extension, but it would have to comply with all the building regulations for habitable buildings. Just as any extension would.

If you just attach a wooden summer house, for example, it would not be considered a habitable structure.

wowfudge Sat 30-Jul-16 17:44:15

I can't help but think doing anything like that on the cheap is a mistake and could look very odd!

Sprig1 Sat 30-Jul-16 17:57:00

I think you will probably find it is not possible to do as it will not meet building regs.

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