Laminated glulam logs are made from the best construction material in nature. High quality is guaranteed
Laminated glulam logs can be made in many sizes, the dimensions of massive mansion-style Kartano logs are:
180 x 260, 202 x 260, 240 x 260 or 270x260 mm.
These logs may not need additional wall insulation so long as other areas of the house can offset the extra 'U' value needed to be achieved in the UK.
The dimensions of other laminated glulam logs range from 88 x 180 to 164 x 260mm. Local building regulations determine whether or not additional insulation is needed. In Finland they use wood fibre for insulation . This preserves the ‘breathing’ properties of walls.
Insulation is placed on the inside of the wall within the studwork, and the surface is finished with log panels which serve to retain an original log-house ambience providing wooden surfaces, which can be painted, wallpapered or covered with tiles, offer alternative decoration possibilities.
Log houses combine atmosphere with present day needs and traditions
We are confident that in our broad range of logs you will find just the right log size to meet your construction requirements and preferences.
Only Finnish high-quality pines and spruces are accepted as raw materials for our laminated glulam logs, since the Finnish climate and soil provide forests with the best growing conditions. Due to favorable climate the summer and winter growth are in mutual balance. By this the structure of wood becomes especially durable and thereby most suitable for the construction of log houses.
Our laminated glulam log houses can be built either with additional insulation or out of solid massive logs. There are two methods for building with solid massive logs: all walls formed of a single solid layer of logs, or by combining a stronger external wall with a thinner internal wall, giving a double log wall with insulation material between. Both options represent a genuine log construction tradition.
You can select either the spruce, the pearl of the forests or the traditional pine, the red-glowing beauty, as the building material for your house. Both species of wood are excellent for building laminated glulam log houses.
Only Northern Scandinavian Pine or Spruce from managed and sustainable forests for our log houses.
Northern Scandinavian timber is grown near the Arctic Circle which is extreme cold and tree growth rates are much slower and the wood has a very tight grain and higher density than the same timber grown in many other countries manufacturing log houses e.g. Lithuania, Estonia and others in the same region.
The logging takes place in managed forests that support sustainable replanting.
This tight grain and high density makes the timber more stable and far less likely to twist, warp, crake and drip sap all over everything, as very often happens to timber grown in more template climates, these are very often the log houses seen advertised very cheaply on the internet.
The logs used are cut from the centre of the tree, this is known as the heart wood and is the oldest part of the tree, therefore is the hardest and densest timber in the tree, this is then kiln dried to a constant moisture content to suit the region where the development is to take place.
As you can see we ONLY use the very best high quality timber for our log houses and high quality timber is not only expensive it is in short supply.
Needles to say when you see log houses and cabins advertised at unbelievably low prices, your own common sense tells you there must be something wrong and the only thing a manufacturer can do to make a real difference in the price is to compromise on the quality of the timber used, as it is the timber that forms the largest part of the product.
We are constantly receiving requests from log house manufacturers in these countries to sell their houses for them, simply because they are loosing a vast amount of market share as existing agents get fed up with having to deal with complaints from customers who have purchase these types of buildings. Needless to say we very politely decline and they wonder why!