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Are log homes cheaper to build compared to houses from other materials?

Log houses are usually cheaper then similar size stone houses or concrete houses

How can Palmatin offer high quality at competitive prices?

We control the manufacturing pipeline from end to finish by doing everything ourselves. Costs stay down because there are no sales middle-men. It also means manufacturing quality can be fully monitored and therefore guaranteed at all stages of the manufacturing process.

How much does a log house cost?

One square meter (1m2 = 10,7 sq. feet) of floor space costs between 160 – 450 EUR. The price is influenced by the type of logs and other materials used, the location of the building etc.

Are log homes cheaper to build compared to houses from other materials?

Log houses are usually cheaper then similar size stone houses or concrete houses

What kind of wood do you use?

We use pine, but can also use spruce if a client so desires. More information under Technology

Do you build log homes from unique plans/projects?

Yes. This is one of our key assets. We will always find the best solution for every client. You can send your log home plans to us and we send you the price estimate with 3d drawings and detailed floor plans.

Is it cheaper to order a ready-made log home kit?

There is no substantial cost cut since personalized plans do not add a significant price to the log home manufacturing process.

How energy efficient is a log home?

Wood is the best insulation material nature has to offer. It does not mean that you will have most energy-efficient house just by increasing the thickness of the walls. Like with every other type of house you have to consider the insulation norms for floors, ceilings and roof, use the right kind of doors and windows, etc. Furthermore, when you add a knowledgeable builder to your project you will have a well insulated, energy-efficient house.

Is a log house completely maintenance free after completion?

A log house does need some care from the new owner, i.e. adjusting metallic tie rods and metallic regulating rods. The work needed is nothing major and the company provides detailed care instructions on the completion of the house.

Can I build the log house myself?

Yes, you can! But be sure to consider all the positive and negative aspects before you make your decision.

How much does it costs to have the manufacturer build the house?

The erection costs are directly related to the amount of work needed and to the location of the new house. When doing primary calculations, you should consider the costs to be around 30% (+-5%) of the house price.

How much does a log house settle?

It depends on the profile of the logs used. For solid log profiles the settlement is about 3-4% for every meter of height. If glued laminated log profiles are used you will have settlement around 1%. Since the settlement is taken into notice during the engineering process you can move into your new home right away.

Which type of foundation is best suited for a log house?

The type of foundation needed has more to do with the properties of the soil and ground on the building site and the size of the house. You can use any type of foundation (pier foundation, strip foundation, base slab).

Do you use dry logs?

Yes, all the materials used have been kiln dried.

Is the size of the log house limited by the length of the logs used?

No, the length of the logs does not dictate the size of the house or individual rooms. The lengths of materials are only restricted by the measures of transportation.

What kind of products should be used for the inner and outer finishes?

For the facade we recommend a special certified wood sealant “Aidol” HK-Lasur. This protects the wood from insects, blue stains and mould. For the inside of the house we suggest you use as natural products as possible (linseed oil, beeswax, etc).

Does a log house need to be built during summer months?

No. The really nice thing about log houses is that they can be built anytime.

Does the construction site need any special preparation before the assembly of the log part of the house?

The site has to have access roads for heavy trucks, the foundation should be ready and the ground smoothed.

How much does it cost to get my log home delivered to me?

The prices of your log home delivery change a lot depending on the location, size, and time of the shipment.

Are the transportation costs included in the price of the log house?

No. The house has its own price and the cost of the transportation is settled with every client separately, depending on the delivery location and means of transportation.