Log house or passive log house?
Benefits of passive log houses:
A passive log house does not have the cross corner joints of a traditional log house. This offers opportunities for a completely modern appearance. Any type of exterior cladding can be chosen for a passive log house, which makes it suitable for many building locations. Thanks to the construction technique based on the vertical logs, a passive log house does not experience the unwanted settling common in traditional log houses.
The less energy a house consumes during construction, and especially in use, the more ecological it is.The energy consumption of a passive log house is only one fifth of that of houses built at the beginning of the 21st century.A passive log house is better for the wallet as well. Energy prices fluctuate but we know they are rising faster and faster. Furthermore, the zero-energy requirement will apply to all new buildings from the beginning of the coming decade. Thanks to its low consumption, the passive log house makes it possible to choose cheaper heating systems and heat distribution methods based on free energy.
Benefits of traditional log houses
Both a traditional log house and a passive log house are nearly finished from the inside after the frame has been mounted, but a traditional log house is also finished from the outside. A log house has an extremely small carbon footprint and it is easy to erect. Its structure is also very secure and log houses are known to remain healthy for centuries.
Renewable heat sources, modern HVAC systems, careful architecture and the correct positioning of the house in relation to the cardinal points make a traditional log house a worthwhile option compared to a passive log house.