Wood is the only carbon neutral construction material. Strength for strength timber uses 5 times less energy to produce than concrete and 6 times less than steel. Every cubic metre of wood used in construction saves 0.8 tonne of CO2 from the atmosphere. Every log house built saves an average of 4 tonnes of CO2.
Yes. All of our custom log homes can be customized using our standard floor plans as a starting point. By utilizing our incredible design team, clients can make changes and adjust design concepts to suit their own needs. You can also submit your own plans or plans from another company for us to build your very own world-class Amarja Woods.
Generally, we only provide the log shell package which includes the log walls, log beams and posts to support the roof structure, the log floor joists to support the upstairs floor, a log staircase if required, and related hardware. However, Amarja Woods can assist with arranging for additional materials you may require in the finishing of your home such as dimensional lumber, stain, windows, doors and cabinets, etc.
There are Log Houses in Europe that are 400 years old and still being lived in! A properly constructed log house will last 2-3 generations if treated and maintained properly.
The materials used in most conventional houses include highly inflammable and toxic plastics and m.d.f. It has been proven that when log house is on fire log walls and laminated beams burn at a certain speed without loosing their strength thus giving the occupants more time to get out.
Wood is the best insulation material nature has to offer. Like with every other type of house you have to consider the insulation norms for floors, ceilings and roof, use the right kind of doors and windows, etc. When you add a knowledgeable builder to that you will have a very energy-friendly house. Timber is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Our log homes retain 40% more heat than block or brick.
Yes. This is one of our key advantages. We will always find the best solution for every client. You can send your log home plans to us and we will give you a free price estimate.
The type of foundation will depend on specific site factors including soil type, proximity to trees, ground levels etc. A strip foundations and piers foundations are the most common. Paving slabs can be used for a small Log Cabin
For 3-4 bedroom Log Homes range we would predict 4-5 months, For Garden Houses we would predict 4-7 weeks.
The timber is known as a Angara Pine. All timber comes from sustainable slow-growing forests and it is very dense and fibrous. This makes the timber less prone to cracking, splitting, and warping.
You can use the log building as a house, a holiday home, a lodge, an office, a gym, a play house, the list goes on…
We believe that Amarja Woods offers the most attractive and the most structurally sound product on the market. We have been constructing handcrafted log homes since 1998. Amarja Woods not only has the expertise, but also the years of experience behind us. We pride ourselves in constructing only quality custom log homes with our signature details, and delivering this personalized structure to the homeowner, anywhere in the world. We emphasize the beauty of the natural wood and use each piece in the area of the house that best suits it. The uniqueness of our logs and the artistry of our craftsmen make us extremely proud, and the homeowner extremely happy!