Why Build A Log Home
Taking nothing from the Earth which cannot, one day, be returned
Logs are renewable. All logs used are taken from a certified plantation at
around 30-50 years of age. Once placed into a home that log can be in place for
over 300 years.
All of the off-cuts can be used. They can go on to make furniture, keep your home toasty or to make a
sociable night around the brazier even warmer. None of the construction
materials need go to land-fill to haunt your children or grand children.
All of the joints are custom fit.
Each log is scribe fitted and hand-cut to fit its neighbours. Every contour is individual and allows each log to nestle into the next with simple gravity holding them in place.
Trees grow to withstand the wind; they have natural flex. Combine this with interlocking corner joinery and log homes are naturally resilient to earthquakes in a way that neither bricks nor weatherboards can be.
A recent article in The Press has suggested that Christchurch should be rebuilt using wooden structures.
Warm and safe
Logs have a high thermal mass. Your roof will still need insulation, but the walls come with insulation 'built in'. The scribed fit means that there is no air-flow around the logs, it's actually within the logs retaining heat within your home.
This scribed fit also brings fire resistance. Think about putting that huge round on the fire - unless there the fire is well stoked and there is good air flow, the outer surface of the log chars and the fire fades. Because the logs selected to build homes are so dense and are perfectly nestled due to their scribed fit, there are no inter-log-cavities for oxygen so the outer surface will char only. This also allows the building to retain structural integrity in more intense flames which would destroy a conventional house.
I build to your specifications. If you eventually want a 5 bedroom mansion but can currently afford a 1-bed love-nest, we can work with that, adding vestibules as money allows.
I can build wherever suits you. Log homes can be built in any suitable space. If your base is poured, I can start construction straight onto that. If you chose another site, each cut log is labelled and can be moved to your chosen location where they can simply 'slot' into their correct positions.
I have tools available and can travel to your site - be it up the road, on the other island or across the Tasman.