The Log House System
Massive wooden logs, cross corners, rustic look. One could not mistake of the building technique when seeing a log house!
We have developed the Artichouse log home system since the 1980's and will provide you our state of the art technical solutions that are tested in the UK climate. For the Log house system we have two wall structures available for the UK.
Polar wood grows slowly and has a dense structure. Using polar pine or spruce as raw material for our log walls is a guarantee of high quality and durability. Our log wall constructions are energy efficient, ecological and durable. Artichouse log walls are also a builder’s dream as the log house is fast to set up. Thanks to the qualities of the logs, the inside air in the residence remains healthy and constant all year round.
Here you can see a typical construction of an externally insulated log house. Insulating and cladding the log wall from the external side is the solution for severe and very severe rain areas in the UK.
Artichouse log walls
Extra insulation outside the log frame makes it easy to meet the highest U-value requirements as the insulation layer can be widened easily. The internal log wall keeps the inside air quality and air moisture level optimal. With this wall structure, you will have a beautiful wooden atmosphere throughout the interior of the house.
Extra insulation inside the log frame makes it easy to meet the backstop U-values for walls in the UK. One of our most popular wall constructions when building in the United Kingdom. With this wall structure, you can have either plastered walls, or wooden panel clad walls.
Artichouse log corners
Corner joints are of vital importance in building log houses. The choice is great - but all the models on the market do not live up to their promises. We have tested the water and air tightness of our log corners with the Technical Research center of Finland and guarantee their performance and structural safety.
The Artichouse log profiles are a result of long product development. We are proud to introduce these log profiles with our latest addition, factory installed insulation strips.
This small but crucial improvement works in your benefit. The double sealant makes the wall even more airtight than in our last generation of logs. Factory fitted insulation strips also ensure that there will be no mistakes when building the log walls at your building site.
Laminated Artic Logs
These log profiles are our trusted standard logs. Thicknesses 95mm and 135mm are suitable for log cabins without any insulation for walls, with an Artichouse thermo-wall they are a very good choice for a larger buildings as well. Most of our designs can be built with the 95x170 logs, but our standard log is the 135x170 which is structurally suitable for the majority of our designs.
High-rise Laminated Artic Logs
The high-rise log profiles are our newest addition - these profiles are aestetically more pleasing and can be used to create long spans and open areas in houses. If you are thinking about building with the 135x170 log, you should always consider upgrading to the 135x275 profile as the look of your house will be improved drastically.