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Insulated Walls

Construction

Beauty and Comfort of
Wood Inside & Outside






M
illed logs offer a cleaner look than conventional round logs. Each piece is consistent in size and stacked using a tongue and groove joint with interlocking corners. Once assembled, milled log walls have a smooth wood interior and exterior. The smooth flat interior wall makes mounting cabinets, vanities and pictures easy and the exterior flat surface has a clean and consistent look, ready for paint, varnish or clear coat sealer of your choice.



Our building kits offer exceptional value. The ease of assembly minimizes the high labor costs of conventional construction and our homes have "all wood exteriors" and the warmth of an "all wood interior".

58 mm / 2-1/4" Log

70mm / 2-3/4" Log


Building Codes

Most urban regions require building permits for structures over 100 sq ft. However some regions or specific applications do not require permits. This may depend on whether the structure is permanent or portable. It is important to research this before you purchase.

Where building permits are required for larger garden houses, cabins or homes our structures can be modified to meet snow loads and winds loads, at the tim of production or after assembly has been completed.


Insulated Wall Designs

Softwood has an R-value of 1.4 to 1.6 per inch. However log homes use different methods to meet building code acceptance. Solid log construction is given a THERMAL MASS rating. Round logs are only as efficient as the smallest point of contact where the two legs meet. Our 2 3/4 flat v-joint milled logs with tongue and groove joints provides the same thermal efficiency as a 10" round log.

In many regions with moderate climates our two larger wall thicknesses can be used as single wall and will meet required building codes and insulation is not required. For more extreme climates insulated wall systems are used to provde the desired R-Value for heating & cooling plus meet building codes.

Following the assemlby of the building, studs are applied to the inside surface of the perimeter walls. Studs are fastened to the wall logs using a metal angle bracket that allows the interior studs and exterior wall logs to expand and contract separatly. The cavity between the studs is insulated and wired the same as conventional construction. (Note: some regions may require vapour barriers and house wraps) The inside of the studs are then covered with T & G boards to match the interior divisional walls. The interior divisional walls remain as single walls.

Storm rods are provided and the wall logs are pre-drilled at the required locations in the walls and in the log horms. These storm rods secure the building for sheering and wind loads.




Insulating Ceilings
Ceilings can be insulated from the exterior or interior. Insulation can be applied to the roof prior to installing exterior metal roofing or shingles. This maintains the natural T&G wood ceiling and full purlins on the interior. Vapor barriers and house wraps are required for some types of insulation.

Insulating from the interior can be done after the building has been assembled. Insulation is installed between the purlins from the underside and then T&G boards are nailed between the purlins leaving some purlin exposed. A second method is to cover the ceiling by installing T&G boards, paneling or drywall to the underside of the purlins, leaving a flat surface ceiling and no visible purlins.



Electrical

Exterior walls are wired in studs the same as conventional construction. Interior walls are drilled with electical chases to hide wiring for plugs and switches. For seasonable cabins surface mounted electrical stystems can be used.


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