A LOG HOUSE (or log home) is structurally identical to a log cabin (a house typically made from logs that have not been milled into conventional lumber ). The term "log cabin" is not preferred by most contemporary builders, as it generally refers to a smaller, more rustic log house such as a hunting cabin in the woods, or a summer cottage .
Log construction was the most common building technique in large regions of Sweden , Finland , Norway , the Baltic states and Russia , where straight and tall coniferous trees, such as pine and spruce, are readily available. It was also widely used for vernacular buildings in Eastern Central Europe , the Alps , the Balkans and parts of Asia , where similar climatic conditions prevail. In warmer and more westerly regions of Europe, where deciduous trees predominate, timber framing was favoured instead.
For our log houses we use only the highest quality, polar pine. The trees used are between 90 and 120 years old. Because of the extreme atmospheric conditions they grow very slowly, which means the polar pine develops a special red color, a dense structure and even, symmetrical growth.
The logs are of primary importance to us: They provide protection, a healthy indoor climate and give our houses their distinctive look. We attach great importance to offering a variety of log profiles together with top-quality materials and workmanship. We always produce our logs with tongue and groove joints, in order to control natural cracking and to ensure above-average wind-proofing and an accurate fit.