Let’s have a look at the technical characteristics of a log house’s construction. Log houses are constructed from Scandinavian pine trees from northern Finland. The walls are built from logs, rounded or planed, which are placed horizontally, one on top of the other and are connected with wooden dowels and long screws. The splicing at the corners and the intersections are made with logs’ chamfer.

The electrical installation in between the logs, according to the electrical plan.

ROOF: The roof is comprised of wooden beams in the appropriate size and in-between distance. Afterwards, planed wooden planks are used on top and under the beams, along with intermediary insulation material and moisture barriers. The roof is then covered by materials such as different types of roof tiles (plain, metal) or stone slabs.

Static Endurance
Wall construction using whole logs is the most appropriate for low-height structures.

The logs are cross-sectioned and spliced perfectly, thus obtaining endurance equal to that of a concrete wall and abundant sufficiency to carry the weight above them with guaranteed complete security.

Anti-seismic properties
Seismic activity tends to strain conventional buildings due to the horizontal force’s effect on every floor above the ground. The extent of the effect depends on vertical weight distribution, structure height, position, wall placement, but mostly on the connections between walls.

​Using whole logs for wall construction, we achieve minimal strain on the building’s structure due to the sturdiness of the construction and the perfect splicing and connection between walls. The result is zero damage after a seismic event.

Due to the soundness of the construction and the natural properties and behavior of wood, Log Houses have been named the perfect anti-seismic structures for earthquakes up to 8,3 Richter-scale.

​It is worth noting that Japan is the largest market for Log Houses worldwide, mostly due to the high seismic activity in the area.

Architectural design Flexibility
Log Houses can be built from an unlimited variety of architectural designs, corresponding to each client’s personal aesthetic and the distinct characteristics of each location.

 

We can adjust the structure design according to your needs, according to the following options of construction:

Method A (Whole Log)

Prices for whole log-based constructions vary depending on:​

1) square footage of the construction
2) architectural designs
3) log cross-section
4) Log cross sections: 150, 170, 190, 210 mm.

In accordance with the Regulations for Energy Efficiency.

Thickness: 90Χ170mm or 120Χ170 mm

Method B (State-of the-art plywood logs.)

State-of-the-art plywood logs (laminated)

​In accordance with the Regulations for Energy Efficiency.

State-of-the-art plywood logs (laminated)

​In accordance with the Regulations for Energy Efficiency.

Solid (massif) log.

​In accordance with the Regulations for Energy Efficiency.

Method C (Part of Log)

Pricing for part-of-log construction ranges depending on:

Square footage of construction

Architectural design

Construction Process