Solid Timber Log Homes              BACK 

Log Houses have a very long tradition over most of Northern  Europe, America and Canada. Traditionally whole tree trunks, left natural round or cut square, where used to build the walls of houses. Very well insulated through the thick timber they give excellent shelter in any climate condition be it cold or warm.

 

It is not widely known that timber has an additional benefit to shield especially well from hot temperatures.

 

 

 

 

 

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The R-Value of a material tells us .

the speed of temperature flow through this  material. As timber has one of the best heat storage capacity (211J/kg) of any insulating material it gives an additional benefit on top of the basic insulation value. It stores heat during the day and  only transports a small faction to the inside 10 hrs later.

As in the cool of the night the stored heat is radiating back to the cooler outside  the inside temperature changes very little (see diagram).

This is as similar phase change  effect seen with thick stone walls in old buildings. The difference is: Timber or wood insulated walls have a high R-Rating on top of this effect and will perform better in all temperature ranges.

 

 

We can supply you with a solid log home manufactured to your specifications.

All timbers are dried to around 13% moisture content prior to machining to avoid shrinking.

All logs  are laminated  and precision machined to ensure easy assembly and long lifespan.

 

Due to the big timber sizes used a solid log home will

withstand a bushfire, earthquake and cyclones much

better than a conventional stud home.

 

Below are a pictures of old and new log hoses and details.

Our Sister Company

“Ecological Design Solutions Pty Ltd”

is happy to help you design your dream home!

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING RESOURCES  PTY LTD

 

Po Box 35

Macclesfield 5153

South Australia

Phone: ++ 61(0) 8 83889033

Fax:     ++61(0) 8 83889048

 

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