Machine made log houses
Main key for building a quality log house starts with selecting the highest quality timber – we use mature forest and carefully select each log 🙂
Why choose a machine made log house?
Precisely calibrated parts
While manual log processing aims to preserve the uniqueness of each log, machine processing aims to cut logs as smoothly and uniformly as possible. The result is a very different effect: the log house looks very tidy, more ‘civilised’ and more suited to modern interiors.
A wide range of insulation solutions
The thickness of the machined logs is up to 200 mm, which is why it is recommended to add additional insulation when building a residential house. We offer different technical solutions for wall structures. Depending on the purpose of the log house, you can choose the insulation option that best suits your needs. View all log profile samples.
Unlimited space for imagination
A machined log house opens up the possibility to choose how the exterior and interior of the house should look, as the logs can be covered inside or outside. In other words, you can have the home of your dreams without sacrificing the benefits of a log house.
Our machine made log house lines
Without additional insulation
Without additional insulation, machine made logs are the perfect choice for a log garden house, summer house, hunting lodge, gazebo and other non-permanent buildings. Compared to hand-worked logs, machine made log houses are cheaper.
With insulation from inside
To insulate a log house in this way, a timber frame is attached to a single log wall, to which an internal or external wall panel with a finish is attached, and the gap between the panel and the log is filled with insulation material. A log house insulated in this way meets all the thermal resistance requirements for dwellings. The perfect solution for those who want to preserve the texture of the logs on the outside.
With insulation from outside
This is the most common and practical way to preserve the square footage of the living space. Inside, the log walls can be left untreated or covered with your preferred material to ‘brighten up’ the interior while maintaining the authenticity of the log house. This solution also meets all the thermal resistance requirements for residential houses.
What makes the process of making a machine made log house special?
We use only the highest quality mature wood (cut to CEF standards) in the production of these log homes. The pine logs are sawn on two sides using a machine to produce the right thickness of building material – from 40 to 140mm. The logs are then dried and, when they reach the optimum moisture content, are used for house construction. The smaller dimensions reduce the number of cracks in the log. We use modern technology and equipment to produce our machine-made log houses, so every detail is cut with precision.
Let us help you choose!
Most of our wooden houses are designed exclusively for you. Starting with specific dimensions and ending with the smallest details. Our vision is to give every customer the opportunity to build their dream home, which combines modern style with a healthy and harmonious living environment.
F A Q
Are log houses warm? Can we live in them during winter without any additional heating source?
People lived in log houses without additional insulation for many years. Even though the heat resistance of timber is a lot lower than of brick or concrete, but timber logs regulate the microclimate of the premises by naturally ventilating them and keeping stable humidity. The feel of cold depends not only on temperature but on relative humidity as well, so it is possible to live in a log house without insulation and as we’ve mentioned, people have done it for many years. On the other hand, for those who choose log houses as their permanent residence today we advise to choose solutions with additional insulation which will keep the fuel expenditure lower.
I want a log house but don‘t want to live in a rustic farmhouse. Is it possible to build a log house of modern design?
Today log houses don’t necessarily have to be of rustic design. You can match the interior and the exterior to your needs. A log house definitely has its own atmosphere but how you use it depends on your imagination. Here are some solutions that will decide on how your house will look like:
- Handcrafted or machine processed logs: manually processed logs keep their natural beauty when machine processed logs create a more “civilized” look of the building and this house type is easier to adapt to modern interiors or exteriors.
- Inner or outer insulation: if you insulate your house from the outside, you will keep the positive effects of the timber inside and will have more freedom to create the exterior of your home. The logs inside are kept open. If you insulate from the inside you can create the interior of your house with no limitations, but loose the positive effects of timber to your health.
- Windows and other interior details: the atmosphere inside will depend on the size of the windows, how much light gets in, how the interior details are used, how the premises are planned, the processing of the logs and much more.
We suggest to visit our gallery and learn more about the interior of timber houses.
How to create a modern and exclusive interior in a log house without covering the logs?
The interior of your house depends on your imagination. Its creation begins form the layouts of the house. What do you wish for? Light? Open, walk-through rooms? High ceilings? Levelled floors? The interiors of timber houses are flexible. The wood and the logs themselves become interior accents that create a special atmosphere. It isn’t necessary to match the timbers to the interior filled with stuffed animals or hand-made duvets. Wooden walls perfectly match both bright and pastille colours so you can search for solutions that you like when choosing furniture, curtains or rugs. When creating your interior you can match the timbers to glass, metal, various plaster and stone surfaces – it all depends on your likes and wishes.
You can find interior ideas in our gallery.
Which log house should I choose – handmade or machine processed?
Actually, it depends on your desires. If you wish a timber house that clearly displays the uniqueness created by nature – choose manually processed logs. They are manufactured form the highest quality timber, each log is processed manually and the timbers are arranged to ideally suit the adhering ones. This type of house retains all the best qualities of a log house. On the other hand, machine processed logs create a more “civilized” look and their applications are wider. A house of manually processed logs is a unique hand-made creation but a machine processed one can be widely used and is a very practical decision. You can find interior ideas in our gallery.
How long does it take to build a log house?
The term to build a log house depends on many factors such as the complexity, size and other. Usually we complete the works in one building season.
What guarantees do you offer for your log houses?
We give a 5 year guarantee to all of our log and timber frame houses, wooden windows and doors and other wood products.
How do you solve the problems of the house‘s setting, turning and fracturing?
Timber is a “live” material so all log house owners know that it reacts to the environment: the height of the walls is bigger in the summer, the humidity of the walls change, in other words, the log lives as well. Log fractures of some degree are a natural process but properly dried logs will never fracture through its full width. These small fractures don’t affect the heat retention characteristics and is a natural part of the log’s life. One of the ways we minimise these problems – we use only mature timber that is dried and processed properly. The properly processed wood “lives” but it doesn’t damage the timber wall.
How does the maintenance of a log and an timber frame house differ?
Essentially the maintenance of log and timber frame house is the same – every five-six years on average the house has to be repainted. New technologies allow the manufacture of especially practical paint of the highest quality.
Which house type is cheaper to build? Why?
In both cases the prices are similar, because an timber frame house will require additional inside finishing work.
I want to build a log house, but have no project, no rough sketch and don‘t quite know where to start.
It’s best to start by considering these questions:
- Who will live in this house?
- What are the needs of the residents?
- Are we going to have guests?
- Is it going to be a permanent residence or a summer house/hunting lodge?
- Where are you planning to build the house?
- What funds are you going to spend?
- What interior/facade are you going to create?
- What additional premises or elements do you need (porches, terraces, ad-ons, bathhouse, etc.)?
Go to trade shows, browse through magazines, visit friends that live in a log house and think about what you like and what you’d rather change is such a house. Then start putting your ideas on paper and when you have a clearer idea of what you wish for – visit an architect. We co-operate with JSC „Baltijos architektūra“ that has vast experience in wooden house projects.