Log Homes/Log Cabins
In the main, log homes and log cabins are built to either Building Regulations Standard or to no specification in particular, as the planning consent sometimes does not always stipulate a requirement. Once again, you should for your own peace of mind, ask the developer.
They are built on site, timber by timber, on land that has been granted planning permission for holiday use. Any time limitation on the occupation of the log home or log cabin will be within the Conditions of the Planning Consent.
Even though, the planning permission may be for twelve months of the year, some Councils place a restriction on the number of weeks the log cabin may be used at any one time within the planning permission period. Always ask.
The timber used can be of different thickness and will therefore reflect in the quality and cost of the log cabin.
VAT is payable on just the white goods and loose furniture on any lodge built to BS3632 at the rate of 20%. As from April 2013, holiday lodges built to BS EN 1647 attract a rate of 5% VAT on the retail price. Log cabins built to Building Regulation Standard and other specifications attract a rate of 20% VAT on the retail price.