Why a Preloc Loghouse?
The log home is energy efficient because wood is a natural insulator. The insulation and thermal mass qualities of log naturally maintain the desired internal temperature level and are effective in isolating both cold and heat. As well as being a good thermal insulator, wood is also an excellent noise absorber, making wooden houses warm, relaxing and peaceful. Log house structures improve the comfort of living, whilst lowering costs for heating and ventilation. Research shows that living in a log house affects positively to your physical and mental health. We use log thicknesses ranging from 45 – 270mm. The logs can be massive or Laminated logs.
Indoor air humidity and carbon dioxide levels remain healthy
Logs absorb warmth and light energy from the sun and release it into the indoor air accordingly when necessary. The insulation and thermal mass qualities of log naturally maintain the desired internal temperature level and means the home is effectively nice and warm in cold conditions and refreshingly cool in the heat of summer.
During winter, logs will release moisture into the drier indoor air, whilst in summer the logs will retain/absorb moisture naturally. In this way the indoor humidity remains between 25-45 prosent and so helping to preserve a healthy indoor atmosphere.
Arctic pine from Northern Finland grows slowly in the perfect geological and harsh climatic conditions. As a result it has tight annual growth rings, and therefore log shaking and warping are minimized. This makes it the strongest and most durable construction material for a log home. When taking into consideration sustainable development and climate change, wood is the most preferred choice as a construction material.
By choosing a wooden house made from logs, you choose materials which are produced energy efficiently, causing only minimal stress to the environment during the product life cycle. The costs of energy used in processing of wood is only a fraction of the energy needed by other building materials such as steel, concrete, plastics and Aluminium. Wooden structures actively help the environment by absorbing and storing atmospheric CO2 during production, even after being built, and constantly during their entire life cycle. Using more wood instead of non-renewable materials based on fossil fuel consumption will considerably reduce the negative impact on the environment (“carbon footprint”). Preloc strive to develop our production processes to improve our environmentally efficiency at all levels. By-products such as saw-dust and wood waste are recycled, used by local farmers or used for bioenergy production, which means there aren’t waste materials.
Our partner companies provide us with wooden products with PEFC certification as proof that their wood is only sourced from certified forests. The PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit organisation, which has set the criteria based on internationally accepted requirements.
CE quality certification on all our materials ensures that our customers always receive high-quality products such as the products listed below, which meet the current regulations and standards in production, building and construction industry.
- Glue Laminated Logs
- Glue Laminated Beams
- Doors and windows
- Planed wooden beams or panels (planks, panels, Flooring, mouldings etc.)
Most suitable in all different conditions
Our Log Houses have taken their place in all climate conditions around the world from Isreal, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, UK and to even French Polynesia. Designed on the basis of the special needs of our customers, a carefully planned and well built
Log House will withstand:
- extensive heat
- excessive moisture
- massive snow-loads
As a construction material, Arctic pine from northern Finland is the best, safest and most reliable choice.
*Earthquakes: A log wall bears the seismic loads well so it is highly recommended as the main construction material in the areas where risk of seismic activity exists. The reasons for this are lightness of construction, the capacity on enduring horizontal and vertical transitions without breaking and the high tolerance capacity for deformation. These characteristics also make log the ideal construction material for Transportable buildings that may be needed to be transported as a whole or in several parts at some point in their life span.