About life expectancy of a Log House
There are Log Houses in Europe that are 400 years old and still being lived in! A properly constructed log house will last 2-3 generations if treated and
The materials used in most conventional houses include highly inflammable and toxic plastics and m.d.f. It has been proven that when log house is on fire log walls and laminated beams burn at a certain speed without loosing their strength thus giving the occupants more time to get out.
Will it be warm?
Wood is the best insulation material nature has to offer. Like with every other type of house you have to consider the insulation norms for floors, ceilings and roof, use the right kind of doors and windows, etc. When you add a knowledgeable builder to that you will have a very energy-friendly house. Timber is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Our log homes retain 40% more heat than block or brick.
Do you build log homes from unique plans/projects?
Yes. This is one of our key advantages. We will always find the best solution for every client. You can send your log home plans to us and we will give you a free price estimate.
What type of foundation is required?
The type of foundation will depend on specific site factors including soil type, proximity to trees, ground levels etc. A strip foundations and piers foundations are the most common. Paving slabs can be used for a small Log Cabin.
How long does it take to build a log house?
For 3-4 bedroom Log Homes range we would predict 4-5 months, For Garden Houses we would predict 4-7 weeks.
Where does timber come from?
The timber is known as a Latvian Pine. All timber comes from sustainable slow-growing forests and it is very dense and fibrous. This makes the timber less prone to cracking, splitting, and warping.
What is the thickness of the walls?
The wall thickness varies depending on the purpose of the building. For a proper Log Home we use logs 250-300mm in diameter. For a Garden House we use logs 180-250 in diameter. During the production process only bark is peeled off retaining the natural protective layer of the wood ensuring maximum durability as nature intended.
What can I use my log building for?
You can use the log building as a house, a holiday home, a lodge, an office, a gym, a play house, the list goes on…
What type of windows do you offer?
We offer traditional wooden windows with 24mm double glazing.
Where do you deliver?
We delivery all over Europe, Scandinavia and Russia.