Log Construction

Foundations

The type of foundation required will depend on the size and type of building to be constructed on the site. Slab foundations are cheap and easy to build, consisting of steel reinforced concrete poured over a damp-proof membrane.

Trench foundations can also be used, similar to a traditional house, where concrete is poured into a trench and a low wall of brick or stone supports the building. In other cases the building can be supported on piers.

Materials

We have our own well managed forest from which we take time and care to hand pick timber for a project. We can choose from a range of different species such as Douglas Fir, Larch and Spruce, which will be hand felled, peeled, full scribed and constructed at Canada Wood, ready for transportation and rebuilding on site.

we are licensed to fell tress only where replanting is guaranteed thus providing beautiful, unique buildings and products from a sustainable source with a low carbon footprint.

Scandinavian Full Scribe

Full-scribe log joinery techniques are among the oldest forms of log building methods, but we now use chainsaws and other modern tools.

After felling and cutting to the required length, logs are prepared by hand by first stripping back the bark. The building then begins by laying the logs on top of one another, a tight seal is maintained between logs by hand scribing the profile of each lower log onto the log above and cutting a profile and groove that locks the logs into position. The building process continues until the walls have reached the required height and window and door openings are then cut.

Gasket Sealing

Full-scribe log joinery techniques are among the oldest forms of log building methods, but we now use chainsaws and other modern tools.

After felling and cutting to the required length, logs are prepared by hand by first back the bark. The building then begins by laying the logs on top of one another, a tight seal is maintained between logs by hand scribing the profile of each lower log onto the log above and cutting a profile and groove that locks the logs into position. The building process continues until the walls have reached the required height and window and door openings are then cut.

Finishing

When the walls are complete, windows and doors are fitted in the pre-cut openings and the roof is constructed and finished in the desired style. With the building watertight, the build continues with interior fixings, floors and finishes.

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