Is a traditional construction system composed of laminated wood logs. Defined by a very characteristic and easily recognizable architecture, this constructive system is typical of the Nordic countries, but adapts perfectly to the warmer climates.

Seen as the state-of-the-art of wood construction, the result of a know-how and a lifestyle. This constructive method consists of stacking logs (straight or rounded on the outside) through an interlocking system forming support walls. The wood, visible on the outside and the inside of the building, offers excellent natural insulation with hygrometric control properties and provides warmth and comfort to its inhabitants.

Wood brings the intimacy and tranquillity of nature into the home. It influences man’s psyche and reduces stress, just as nature does.

Designed, studied and analysed, the houses are machined piece by piece in the factory, allowing the pre-installation of the electrical conduits. The on-site assembly of the work consists of the simple union of the pieces, like a giant puzzle.

FOUNDATIONS

A log house is usually built on a concrete slab, on the ground or on a crawl space allowing a survey of the construction of 20 cm above the level of the ground. A band of peripheral insulate prevents the capillary rise in the walls.

THE WALLS

Structure: the log house consists of a stack of logs of solid or laminated-glued wood, depending on its thickness, with a flat outer or round face. The pieces of wood are stacked through a longitudinal fitting system, forming structural walls, intersecting at angles with half-wood joints to consolidate and brace the building.

Sealing: each piece of wood is treated in the factory according to the biological risks and exposure to the weather. In the same way, interlockings are designed to prevent the entry and stagnation of rainwater.

Airtightness and internal water vapor: in each enclosure area,

a linen fiber felt or a sealing strip ensures the tightness between each piece of construction. The wood, due to its insulating characteristics, avoids the creation of dew points detrimental to the durability of the building.

The water vapor present inside the building is regulated thanks to the hygroscopic properties of the wood.

Insulation: the log house is naturally insulated; however, an Exterior Thermal Insulation (ITE) or Interior (ITI) supplement can be applied, depending on the type of weather.

The outer coating: logs and lumber are usually left visible on the outside, with the possibility of applying a perspirant outer lacquer.

The interior lining: as on the outside, the logs and the lumber are usually visible on the inside, with the possibility of applying a perspiring varnish. A lining or other material, such as plaster, stone, etc., can be applied as a finish.

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