Log home structures
Every log home we manufacture is an individual not just because of its appearance but often also in terms of its structural solutions.
The choice of structural solutions depends not just on the customer’s wishes but also on special local and national requirements, laws and regulations.
Log house - External walls
Square log wall
Square log wall is suitable for many kinds of buildings. In a house that is designed for a permanent home the log wall must be at least 270 mm in thickness. That way no extra insulation is needed but compliance with energy regulations must be taken into account in the design.
Log wall with external insulation
This is best suited to houses which are heated year round, such as single-family detached houses. The structure is technically safe and secure. The thickness of the insulation is chosen according to the desired heat insulation level, and even zero-energy level is possible.
Log wall with internal insulation
This is suited for holiday homes that are heated only occasionally during winter. If this structure is to be used in a building intended for winter living, special attention must be paid to the ventilation between the insulator and the logs as well as sufficient insulator thickness.
Double log wall
This structure requires a natural insulator, and special attention must be paid to the connections with flooring. It is suitable for all kinds of building types as long as the insulator thickness is appropriate.
Round log wall
The round log wall can be used in a similar manner to the square log. Both can be executed with laminate structures and they are suitable for all kinds of building types as they are or with extra insulation. The diameter of the round log must be approximately 300 mm if it is to be used without extra insulation. An extra-tight corner solution with a special structure is available for larger round logs.
Passive log house walls
Our wall structure meets the upcoming requirements for zero-energy buildings. The compact and durable wall structure is healthy and has excellent thermal insulation properties.
The inner side of the external walls is lined with vertical logs, followed by steam-proof fibre fabric, a thermal insulation layer, a wind-proof layer, air gap and cladding.
Roof and intermediate floor structures
The insulator thickness required by the total energy calculation must be taken into consideration. Extra insulation can be fitted below or above load-bearing roofing abutments. The structure and seals of the roof must always be checked on a case-by-case basis to ensure faultless function and good insulation.
Intermediate floor structures
Our log frame manufacturing and wood joint methods enable clean and beautiful visible structures for floor joist frames, roofs, terraces and balconies.
Connecting intermediate floors to external walls in passive log houses
The intermediate floor consists of solid wood panel, which is approximately 10 cm thick, timber joists and the floor surface material.
Making the external wall airtight is easy, as the adjacent illustration shows. This wall design allows for continuous air barrier installation on the outer side of the log wall, as it eliminates troublesome joints. This results in a structurally sound house with improved indoor air quality, airtightness and moisture resistance.