Structures of log houses

ESTPANEL OÜ manufactures buildings with squared log walls.

We use high quality pine and spruce timber industrially dried to a moisture content of 16–18% in our products.

The structure of a log house is very specific due to natural square logs drying up. For this reason, the entire structure has been designed in accordance with the sinking log wall and to not prevent the sinking.

1. Walls

- Natural pine or spruce squared log with 3 joints to be connected with a cross tenon, moisture content 16–18%

- Potential wall log profiles – 44 x 133; 55 x 133; 70 x 175; 90 x 175 or 90 x 133, 120 x 133 or 120 x 175

Walls of residential houses and, if desired, summer houses are insulated.

- Partition frame 45 x 95 or 45 x 145, installed with sliders in order to not prevent the sinking of log walls

- Insulation 100–150 mm

- Vapour barrier

- Internal boards with log profile 22 x 122 or 28 x 175

2. Floor

- Floor board 22 mm

- Vapour barrier membrane

- Joint 45 x 45 – 45 x 220 according to the structure

- Insulation 50–220 mm (as requested in garden and summer houses)

In case of a post foundation, installation of a heat-transfer board is prescribed underneath the joints, preferably wood fibre cement board.

3. Roof ceiling

- Roofing: roof tiles, steel plate or bitumen tiles

- Main beam 120 x 420 laminated timber

- Rafters 50 x 200 or purlins

- OSB22 mm or tongue-and-groove boards

- Eaves base boards

- Cover boards for gable ends

- Insulation 200–350 mm Knauf Natur mineral wool (for garden and summer houses upon a request)

- Vapour barrier membrane

- Ceiling board laths

- Boards, natural pine or spruce tongue-and-groove boards, 12 x 95 or 12 x 120 mm

4. Ceiling and sleeping area for garden houses

- Floor board

- Ceiling beams 45 x 145 – 45 x 220 according to the static

- Insulation (for garden and summer houses upon a request)

- Netting or building board

- Ceiling board lath

- Boards, natural pine or spruce tongue-and-groove boards, 12 x 95 or 12 x 120 mm

5. Front doors

For residential houses: insulated panel doors with a painted or stained timber finish

For garden and summer houses: doors with a natural finish with a laminated timber frame and board finish

Doors may be fitted with glass openings.

6. Windows

- For residential houses: double or triple-glazed tilt and turn windows with a timber frame

- For garden and summer houses: double 9/3/9-glazed tilt and turn, with a natural frame

The set includes trims.

7. Internal doors

- For residential houses: internal doors made of natural pine slab, ready-made

- For garden and summer houses: doors with vertical boards made of natural spruce or pine