Electricity in a log house
The modern log house is no different to a conventional house it has a modern power system fitted - refrigerators, freezers, water and air heating, washing machines, vacuum cleaners etc.
All our electrical systems are well-designed and expertly installed by a Professional electrical installer.
We only work with professionals who are reliable subcontractors, who will fit a modern electrical power supply both inside and out to power household appliances and power outlets to plug in, electric heating and ventilation, along with low-voltage wiring for the Fire and security systems.
You need to think carefully how many and where you want the power sockets, light and any other power supply points including phone and TV connection points, so that when we call in the electrical specialists you will know were to tell them to place the sockets etc. in order to ensure full safety of electrical installations.
It would be advisable to think through your electrical layout, as mentioned above, right from the start as the log house manufacturers will want to know so they can make any provision at the time of manufacture.
If you decide to use the larger massive logs the electrical wires will run through holes drilled in the logs at predetermined intervals, this is done as part of the manufacturing process.
If you decide to use internal insulation the wires can run down the stud work between the outer wall and the inner panelling. By securing the wiring in this way it is hidden from sight thus retaining the appearance of the log home without the use of cables in conduit running down the walls or along the skirting board, the whole wiring is hidden in walls, ceilings and floors of the structure.
Power cables are transported from the floor outlets and enters the wall of the project from a designated place on the surface of the wall.
To avoid possible damage to cables either installed in plastic conduit or fixed diretcly onto the walls or when laying outdoor cables, it is important to take into account some shrinkage of logs, especially if any cables have been fixed vertically in conduit or otherwise onto the log walls, otherwise you may break the cable if it comes too taut.
More and more people are fitting solar panels onto the roof of their houses, these can be fitted also onto log houses along with thermal water heating grids for hot water supplies.