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Who will deliver my house?

Palmatin takes charge of the organisation and management of the house transportation. We work with trustful shipping partners. We build our collaborations with partners through years, based on their professionalism, efficiency, and experience. We organize  optimal transportation in collaboration with our regular partner to ensure a smooth delivery at the construction site.

How much does the foundation cost?

The cost of foundations is influenced by the type and methods required (swallow, deep, etc…). The materials also influence the price, as well as the size of the house and its features. Usually, the foundation’s cost of a house is situated between 100 to 1000€ / m3 depending on the needs. To have a more precise estimation of the foundation’s cost for your project, you can request quotations to experts.

Is the foundation cost included in the price?

Palmatin provides you with advice and support also for the preparations of the construction site before the start of the assembly. Even though the installation of the house foundations are taken into consideration and discussed with the clients, it is not included in the price offer. To know more about the foundation types and prices, contact the company in charge of the foundations.

Do you provide prices with VAT excluded or included?

Generally, the quotations and offers provided by Palmatin, on the website or through personalized offers, are not including the VAT. You can apply the rate of 20% to the house price to know the VAT cost. To avoid any misunderstanding, do not hesitate to check the indications on the provided documents to know if the VAT has been included or contact us directly.

What is the VAT percentage?

Like any other consumption goods, the VAT applied to the house cost is 20%.

How much does the delivery/transport cost?

The cost of the house transportation varies according to different factors, that is why it is established for each project, individually. Generally speaking, the delivery cost depends on the means of transport (maritime transport, ground transport…), the nature, size and quantity of goods, the construction site location. Other factors are included such as the number of kilometres, the insurance…

How much does it cost to have a professional to build the house?

You can decide when building your home to be helped by a professional. The assembly cost of a house, made by a professional, will be related to the amount of work and the location of the house. In general, it is considered that the costs of the assembly are around 30% (with a variation of +/- 5%) of the house price. You can use the help of one of our partners or search for a professional of your own choice. Contact us to know more.

Is it cheaper to order a ready made log home kit / model or making my home from scratch?

The price of a log house or a prefabricated house is based on the quantity of material necessary to build the house, influenced by its size. Therefore, the modification of a house model or personalized plans will not apply a substantial cost increase to the price compared to a home kit. Concretely, a similar personalized plan or a model kit can have similar prices. Likewise, switching the bedroom and kitchen located on a house model won’t impact dramatically the final price of the house.

Are log houses cheaper to build than other house types?

For future owners, one of the main and not insignificant elements when buying and building a house is its price. Usually speaking, a log house or prefabricated house is cheaper than similar size stone or concrete houses. The price differences can vary because of the construction duration, the cost of materials, and the return on investment.

How can Palmatin offer high quality at competitive prices?

One of our objectives at Palmatin is to provide our clients with quality and affordable products, as the price of the houses should not control the quality of the products. To do so, we select and purchase the raw materials. We establish contact with our clients and work with them on their projects. We also monitor all stages of the manufacturing process. We assist our clients until the house assembly is completed. This process management allows us to manage our costs. Direct purchase and sales, without intermediaries, and efficient controlled production is one of the keys to a good price-quality ratio.

How much a wooden house cost?

Many elements impact the price of a house, therefore it is complicated to establish a price without detailing the project. Generally speaking, the price of a log house is influenced by the type of logs, the insulation and choice of materials, the size of the house and construction in the factory, the architecture complexity and the choice of the building package. However, you can consider that one square metre (1m² = 10.7 sq.feet) of floor area costs between 160 to 450€.

What is the U-value of a log wall? A prefabricated wall?

The U-value, or thermal transmittance, is the rate of heat transfer through the structure. The rate will vary depending on the building structure, material, thickness of wood and insulation. The better the insulation of the building is, the lowest the thermal transmittance will be. The U-value thus indicates if a building is efficient when retaining the thermal energy and shows the quality of the insulation. For wooden log, the average U-value of a 180 mm log is estimated at 0,60 W/m²K, meaning that this value can easily be decreased and reached 0,17 W/m²K if the insulation is adapted.
A prefabricated external wall element with wooden facade presents a U-value of 0,16 W/m² whereas the U value of a prefab external wall elements with plastered facade reaches 0,13 W/m²K.

Does the house meet ENEV requirements?

Palmatin houses meet the requirements of quality, environment and efficiency. The houses can be classified in the latest generations of buildings in terms of innovation, building consumption and nature protection. However, some countries and localities may have specific requirements. If you want to know if the house can meet them, you can visit our webpage “memberships and certifications” or directly make contact with our teams.

Does the houses comply with the French RT2012 insulation standard?

In Europe, buildings represent approximately 40% of the total energy consumption and 36% of the CO2 emissions and are therefore the single largest energy consumer in Europe, ahead of industrial sectors. A house is considered as passive when its energy demand is lower than 15 kWh/ m²/ year and its total energy consumption (including cooling, domestic hot water, use of devices and technical equipment, lighting, ventilation and consumption linked to building use) does not exceed 120 kWh/ m²/ year. The RT 2012 norm considers a building as “low energy” as soon as its consumption is limited to 50 kWh/ m²/ year, including lighting, heating, air conditioning and hot water. The RT 2012 norm is based on renewable energy. To reduce energy consumption and building emissions, environmentally friendly and renewable energy sources (solar panels, heating pumps…) are efficient solutions. All Palmatin constructions are complying with the RT 2012 norm and reach the energy efficiency requirements.

How long does it take from the date of the order to delivery?

The period between the start of a house project and the delivery on the construction site is specific to each project as many elements can influence the duration, such as the house changes and validation of details, the rapidity of exchanges between Palmatin teams and the clients, the size of the project, etc.. In average, we consider that the preliminary phases of the project, including the discussion of the clients ideas and wishes, the budgetisation, agreement, drawings, design and technical details up to the validation before production last 5 weeks. Depending on the house type, the production is taking between 8 to 12 weeks. Besides, you can add a few weeks for the house shipment and delivery.

How to maintain a wooden house after completion?

A log house does not need major maintenance after completion. However, punctual maintenance, careful attention to the house and some refreshment are necessary. The new log house owner can adjust metallic tie rods and metallic rods, following the instructions we provide. The wood facade should be refreshed with new stain or paint after a few years to preserve its beautiful aspects. All the care methods and advice are detailed in the care instructions provided by the company.

Can I extend the house after the construction?

Your family is growing and a need for space is felt? You are thinking about a conservatory from where to enjoy the garden view or you simply think more meter squares can add a plus to your home? From first glance, there are no restrictions to extend the house after completion. Nevertheless, there is a few things you might like to consider and steps to follow first: where should be the extension? Is the project manageable? What is the dedicated budget? Do I need a permit (depends on the size of the extension)? Etc. You can ask the opinion of an expert before starting your project to know if your idea is feasible or needs a few adjustments.

Is the colour of the wood changing through time?

Wood is a living element. After being harvested, the wood is still breathing, changing and interacting with the environment. Wind, air, sunlight, climate change, location…many factors influence the wood ageing process and its appearances. These factors will darken the wood through time to grey hues. To prevent the wood from becoming darker, or protect its natural aged colour, you can use different stain and paint, depending on the final result.

What king of finishing should be used for the inner and outer finishes for prefabricated houses?

When selecting the materials for your prefabricated house, two options are available for the finish of the external walls. You can select the wooden one: the walls will be covered with wooden cladding, or you can opt for the plastered finish, providing with a stone or plaster imitations. Both of these coatings are easy to clean and do not require a lot of maintenance. The interior can be decorated with paint, wallpaper, wood, stone and any other type of finishing. Wood, carpet flooring, tiles and flexible flooring can be used for the floor, among other materials. Many elements can also be suitable for the ceiling. Discover some options of interior finishing in our catalogue: “Additional elements and accessories”.

What machines are needed for construction on the plot?

Building a wooden house or prefabricated house on a construction site requires preliminary preparations and the availability of machines. You should first be ensured that the necessary and common tools (hammer, screwdrivers…) can be provided. To unload and move the log and prefabricated elements, a crane is necessary. A waste container might be placed to keep the site clean. Works-at-height have to be realized on a secured scaffolding. If a team is present on the construction site, additional material might be needed. Palmatin provides in advance the instructions and advice to prepare correctly the construction site.

Do you have construction partners in X country?

As we deliver log and prefabricated houses all around the world, we have established partnerships with reliable local experts, able to help you quickly during the house construction. If you are interested in being helped by one of our partners, feel free to contact us so we will discuss the best solution for your project.

Do you propose the construction on the site?

Building a house is never an insignificant challenge. If you feel adventurous, possess some experience in construction or want to learn by doing, you can assemble the house yourself. Take a look at the different house packages and decide of the degree of work you want to handle. If desired by the clients, we can also support you during the construction project. Our partners located in different countries can assist you during all the phases of the house construction, from the foundations to the house assembly, including other special works. If needed, we can send one of our specialists to supervise the construction site. In more rare cases, a team of experts from the factory takes in charge of the building work on the site.

Do wooden homes place any special demands on utilities (pipe lines, sewer, etc.)?

Even though the log and prefabricated houses present different features and construction methods, it does not impact the construction and use of utilities. You can install any type of traditional utilities in the house. However, designing a new home is a great opportunity to take a look at clean and green sources.

What preparation to make on the construction site before the assembly of the house?

Before starting the assembly of the house, and even before receiving the delivery, it is primordial to check that the construction site is correctly prepared. Always check the security of the site for workers. The construction site has to be clean and the storage area prepared. You may also verify that the site is delimited and protected, to stop anyone not related to work from entering the construction site.

Does a log house / prefabricated need to be built during summer?

Compare to other and more standard buildings, the log houses are easy and fast to assemble. As the houses are manufactured first in the factory, they can be delivered and assembled on the construction site at any moment of the year. However, it is important to keep a construction site clean from snow, leaves or debris, to ensure the safety of the workers and the good organisation on the site.

How long to build a log / prefabricated house?

The size of the house and the logs used are influencing the settlement duration of the house. For example, the solid log profiles take longer to be installed than the glued laminated log profiles. Since the settlement is taken into notice during the engineering process you can move into your new home right away. In average, the house takes a few weeks to be assembled. Remember also that a carefully prepared construction site helps saving time.

The size of the house is the main element influencing the settlement duration of a prefabricated house. In average, the house takes a few weeks to be assembled. Remember also that a carefully prepared construction site helps saving time.

Can I build the log house myself?

If you are looking for adventure and enriching experience, you can, of course, decide to build the log house by yourself. The construction on site consists of assembling the different elements, following the instructions. Our advice would be to consider in advance all the positive and negative aspects to not underestimate the work before starting. You can contact us for advice and assistance at any step of the assembly.

Which type of foundations are best for a log house?

Good foundations are essential. They help to maintain the construction in good conditions, insure the proper weight distribution of the building and its stability, and prevent from structure damages. The foundations are the base of the building and its connection with the ground. Different methods and materials, such as concrete or reinforced concrete, can be used. The foundation types have more to do with the soil type and ground nature than the type of building. However, be aware that the building weight plays a role as well. The wood is lighter than other construction materials, therefore the foundations are usually thinner than average.

Is there any ground to privileged for the construction of a wooden house or a prefabricated house?

To build a wooden house or prefabricated house, the type of ground is not problematic. Any ground type may suit for building the houses. Moreover, wooden houses are recommended in seismic areas. Their resistance to horizontal earth movements make them less likely to collapse compared to other buildings.
To make sure that your house will be maintained in good conditions, the foundations have to be adapted to the grounds.

In which countries do you deliver?

We think that every transportation can be optimized and organized in the best conditions. The construction site location should not stop you from having the unique house you have always dreamed of. We are making every efforts to be able to deliver the house in every location. If we mostly transport houses within Europe, we also deliver houses in Asian countries, North and South America, Egypt, Iceland and Russia.

Who will deliver my house?

Palmatin takes charge of the organisation and management of the house transportation. We work with trustful shipping partners. We build our collaborations with partners through years, based on their professionalism, efficiency, and experience. We organize  optimal transportation in collaboration with our regular partner to ensure a smooth delivery at the construction site.

How long does it take to deliver the house to the construction site?

Many factors can influence the duration of transportation and date of shipment and delivery. The transportation mean, the location of delivery, the weather, the road traffic and other unpredictable events can impact the transportation duration. In Europe and unless specific conditions apply, a driver is not allowed to drive more than 6 consecutive hours. At maximum, he can work 9 hours per day, 10 hours per night. Per week, a driver is limited to 48hours in average. At Palmatin, we organize  the transportation of the materials so you can receive all the materials to the construction site as planned.

What elements beside the house do you propose?

In addition to the wooden houses, we complete our range with additional products. You can take a look at our catalogues and discover amazing kitchens, fireplaces, roof covering, doors and windows, etc. Upon request, we can provide you with other elements such as saunas or garages. After contacting us, we will establish for you a project quotation, including the material list. Feel free to add any materials or components you want for your future house.

Are the windows double glazed?

Palmatin proposes aluminium, wooden windows and patio doors, which can have inward and outward openings. Different finishing, colours, handles and features are available in the range as well as glass thickness. The windows are simple, double or triple glazed with various glazing bars options. Discover the window and door ranges in our additional element and accessories catalogues.

Can I visit the factory?

We are always thrilled to welcome our clients in our offices and factory. During the visit, you can discover the different steps of the construction and the construction methods.  Don’t hesitate to contact us to plan a visit.

What are the house elements that you build in your factory?

At Palmatin, we think that quality products depend on the production management and material transformations. We manage and supervise our production with great attention. That is why we prepare all the wooden elements of the log houses and prefabricated houses at the factory. That includes the logs, the doors and windows frames, the interior walls, the wooden flooring for terraces and balconies, etc…

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

The length of the logs do not limit the house dimensions. Thanks to various engineering solutions, such as details and finger joints, the wall sizes can vary as needed. Therefore, the house design can be very different and original from one construction to another. However, the lengths of materials are constrained by transportation rules and size restrictions.

Do you use dry logs/ dry wood?

All the wood used in our construction is dried in our factory. The kiln drier ensures the removal of water and moisture in the wood. If the wood is not dried, the house structure can be damaged by distortions and swelling of the materials.

Where is the wood harvested?

The wood comes from Nordic countries and forests. We careful select the wood for the constructions to insure the durability and quality of the houses. We have the FSC certification and most of the wood we use is coming from responsibly and carefully managed forests.

What materials are used to build the house?

When building the houses, we use two varieties of wood: pine and spruce. These types of wood provide with a warm climate, due to low density. During summertime, the house is kept fresh thanks to the wood breathing features. Also, the wood is solid, flexible and resistant.

Is the wood treated?

Before reaching the construction site, only the round logs are treated at the factory. It is also possible to treat the wood before the arrival of the house on the construction site. The treatment at the factory is an option.

How long does it takes to prepare the house at the factory?

The delay of construction in the factory varies according to house features, complexity and details. In average, we estimate the production of a log house between 8 to 12 weeks.

How is a prefabricated house made?

A prefabricated house is an easy-to-build type of house. The prefabricated elements – external and internal walls, ceiling, roof, are designed and made in the factory, including the two sides of the elements, the insulation, etc. When going out of the factory, the house elements are ready to assemble on the construction site. The house can be built in any season, in the factory, and assembled in several days on the construction site. To read more about the prefabricated house elements and assembly, you can visit the “technologies” category of the website menu.

How is a wooden house made?

A wooden log house is made by overlaying wooden log, following specific instructions and order of assembly. At the factory, the logs are cut at the right dimensions and angles and in proper number. All the special cuts and notches necessary for the assembly on the construction site are also pre-cut. To read more about the log house materials and construction, you can visit the “technologies” category of the website menu.

I want to customize the interior but do not have experience or ideas, can you help?

Palmatin support clients throughout the complete duration of their project. As for other elements, you can feel free to ask for support when it also comes to house interior and decoration. We can provide you with advice, accessories and inform you of the tendencies. With us, you can discover more about style and design and realize the interior you always dreamed of! You can find inspiration, pick ideas and stimulate your creativity referring to our different house catalogues and booklets!

Do you propose additional elements to complete the house?

Palmatin has drafted and constructed over the years houses thought to satisfy the clients’ expectations, needs and wishes, in terms of areas, space, floor organisation, design and style.
As the house details and finishing plays a significant role in the house comfort and occupants well-being, we also provide additional house elements and accessories. It includes products for the exterior, such as roofing materials, solar panels, wall finishing options, doors and windows, as well as indoor components, including fireplaces, kitchens or stairs.
You don’t need to worry and request from many different suppliers the missing products to complete your house. Instead, we provide a vast range of quality products adapted to the wooden houses, allowing you to save time, to be reassured about the products availability and on-time delivery on the construction site.
If you encounter any doubt, question or you just need advice about the interior and exterior finishing, we are also at your disposal to help. Discover the additional products for the house in our catalogue “Additional elements and accessories”.

What changes can I make to Palmatin house models?

All our house models are thought out to be energy-efficient, comfortable, spacious, functional, and affordable. We are designing houses for any kind of families and suiting various locations and environments. However, we also understand that a home has to be unique and correspond to its owners, this is why it is possible to customized all Palmatin models. Very often, the final house doesn’t have much left from the model, but a house model is a good start as a base, as an inspiration and to understand the needs. You can pick a house model and discuss your needs and the transformations you would like to bring in order to create a perfect and unique house.

How can I decorate my prefabricated house?

The prefabricated house is built by assembling on the construction site the prefabricated house elements produced in the factory. Once the assembly is achieved, the exterior and interior of the house can be decorated freely. Outside, you can select wooden cladding, plaster facade elements, stone imitation, mosaic or plastered mineral insulation. The interior can be decorated with paint, wallpaper, wood, stone and any other type of finishing. Wood, carpet flooring, tiles and flexible flooring can be used for the floor, among other materials. Many elements can also be suitable for the ceiling. Discover some options of interior finishing in our catalogue: “Additional elements and accessories“.

Is it mandatory to have a wooden interior in a log house?

Most of the time, when we think about a wooden house, we imagine this robust mountain chalet made of a full wooden interior and solid log outside. It is time to change this idea! A wooden house can adopt traditional and modern appearances according to the finish choices. The interior can be decorated with wooden cladding, wooden ceiling panels and parquet, paint, stones, decorative panels or wallpaper on the walls. Tiles, laminate or carpet flooring can be used for the floor, and you can opt for stretched canvas, concrete or panels for the ceiling. Different
Like any other type of house, you are free to decorate your interior with all the materials available in the design. Discover some options of interior finishing in our catalogue “Additional elements and accessories”.

Are there reference houses near Area X?

To get a better idea of the final wooden and prefabricated houses, you can visit our photo gallery and our Facebook page where pictures of construction sites and finished building are regularly posted.
If you would like to visit a house in a specific location, contact us directly.

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What is NOT included in the house offer and how much do these things cost?

The initial house offers are indicated in the documentation in free access that you can request on house website page. However, these elements are not the only one that we can provide. In order to provide you with an accurate offer and quotation, we also establish separated and personalized offers following your demands. The additional products that we can provide you with are detailed in our catalogues.

What does the prefabricated house package include?

The prefabricated house offer is divided into three different packages – basic, standard, premium – allowing the future owner to select the best option depending the degree of participation into the work, desired deadline to complete the house and budget. The Basic package includes drawings, insulated elements of the external walls of the house, “Pre-Cut” constructions of internal load-bearing walls, waterproofing, roof constructions with roof underlay fabric, and ventilation strips. The basic package leaves most of the work to the owner. To benefit from a waterproof house and finished exterior and continue on your pace with the interior work, you can select the standard package. It includes, for example, exterior cladding, windows and exterior doors, terraces, balconies, rainwater system, etc. If your objective is to benefit quickly from a finished house, the premium package is the most suitable as it gathers all the elements to achieve the house project: interior walls, ceilings; building boards, interior doors, stair railings and stairs, etc. You can learn more about the package components by requesting the offer of the house you are interested in. An email will be sent to you with the details.

What does the log house package include?

The log house components are divided into three different packages – basic, standard, premium – allowing the future owner to select the best option depending on the degree of participation into the work, desired deadline to complete the house and budget. The basic package leaves most of the work to the owner. It contains the structure of the house made of the log parts. The standard package is providing with a finished exterior and let the owner work freely on the inside. It includes the materials of the basic package, some elements of the roof, some completing wooden materials and external windows and doors. The premium package is the one allowing the fastest assembly as it gathered all the elements to complete the house quickly. In addition to the basic and standard package elements, you will also find all the interior doors, all the wooden materials and the stairs. You can learn more about the package components by requesting the offer of the house you are interested in. An email will be sent to you with the details.

Do you have pitcures of already built houses?

You can take a look at the houses in the photo gallery of the website. The gallery is composed of sections, including photos of exterior and interior of the house. You can also take a look at other elements such as staircases, windows or doors. You can also discover the houses at different stages of the construction. Discover the gallery.

Do I need a building permit to build a wooden house?

The constructions obligations can vary from a country to another. Generally speaking, when the building exceeds a certain size, the construction is subject to a permit. This concerns private properties as well. Before delivering a construction permit, the plans of the house, the location, the environment, the public safety and other factors will be analyzed. To know about the regulations, you should refer to your local administration. Make sure to obtain the building permit before starting the construction on the site.

Do you do a preliminary design for free?

The design and drawings of a house, including the 3D models and plans, are great tools to visualize the final house. It is also helpful when modifying the house elements and taking decisions The drawings and design are made by experts on professional architecture software. Depending on the project status and its features, we can negotiate the price of the design or integrate it, later on, in the final price of the house. If you need a quotation, we send you the first price offer for free.

Are the measurements of the house limited?

The ceiling height of a house is mainly dictated by the size of the house and its architecture. However, Palmatin house models have a standard room height of about 6,7m. Some Palmatin houses have a room height of 3,6m. The tallest house models with two floors, proposed by Palmatin is 7,2m.

Can I use solar panels on a log house or prefabricated house roof?

The solar panels are a great alternative to fossil energy sources. They represent a clean alternative for the environment, as well as a smart long-term investment. The solar panels can be used on a log or prefabricated house roof. Actually, building a new home is the perfect opportunity to think the electrical installation and its sources beforehand. We recommend studying the alternative energy sources before planning your house. To know more about the solar panels, take a look at our catalogue “Additional elements and accessories“, available for free.

What are the procedure before building a house?

When buying a house, we recommend to follow a few steps with attention so the house project will be achieved smoothly and rapidly.

Can my house be built from my own plan?

We are always pleased to realize the house dream of our clients. Therefore, a Palmatin house model can be used as well as personal house plans. Indeed, many of our projects clients are based on their own models. Contact us to discuss and realize your own project. You can share your floor and house plans with us, or work on the drawings together.

What about a unique architecture?

Thanks to building technics, woodworking and innovations, it is now possible to be more creative and not rein our imagination to create unique houses with original architectures. The narrow spaces limited by beam dimensions and 90° rooms are, for instance, distant memories. Various degree corners, beam extensions, material combinations, structure reinforcement, urban area solutions are possible. The wooden house evolved to offer larger possibilities of design and comfort.

Is it possible to build my own house?

The house models are all customizable, from the insulation to the room sizes. Palmatin gives you the possibility to design a house you like, complying with your lifestyle, ambitions and needs. Therefore, an on-measurement house is certainly feasible and even recommended if you already have an idea of what your house should look like. You can send us your own drawings and plans, and we will start working on your project.

Can my wooden house burn?

In opposition to common believes, a wooden house burns hardly more than another type, made of concrete or steel. The wood, after being harvested and dried, still contains water, which will evaporate during a fire before letting the wood burn. When burning, the wood creates charcoal protection, slowing down the spread of heat. The wood structure is still solid and will not collapse. You can refer to the fire resistance class.

Can I install a fireplace in my wooden house?

The majority of our wooden houses and prefabricated houses can be equipped with a fireplace. During the fireplace installation, make sure to follow the safety rules and installation requirements. You can opt for a beautiful fireplace in your interior without fearing for the dwelling conditions. Using a fireplace is not without risks, therefore, we recommend careful attention when you lighting. You can discover some beautiful chimney and fireplace models right here!

How does a wooden house respect the environment ?

The environment protection is one of our essential pillars and objectives. To build wooden houses and respect environment,  we focus on our production and the management of our products. The FSC certifications attest that the wood materials are coming from controlled plantations. We support the renewal of the forests. In our constructions, we use toxin-free glue, that does not interact with the environment. Plus, the wood is an ecological, biodegradable and renewable material. About the production, we have organised our process to manage our environmental impact. Our ecological and certified waste-free production allows us to reduce energy consumption. We avoid releasing unfriendly elements in the nature. The wooden waste from the production is collected and reused. We use sawdust and kiln driers to warm the factory. Also, suction system prevents the sawdust and warmth from being rejected in the environment. We work to provide a sustainable environment for the years to come.

What is the durability and strength of a wooden house?

The wooden houses are highly resistant and durable. With proper construction methods, innovative assembly systems and good maintenance, the house can last up to a hundred years. The wooden construction is also easier to maintain and to renovate than more traditional house types. Its structure benefits from the natural strength and solidity of the wood. The wooden houses are resistant to the climate conditions. With time, the wood will aged beautifully, bringing more charm and history to the construction.

A wooden house in the city, is it possible ?

It is possible to build a log house respecting city requirements and stricter regulations. Thanks to the “city corner” solutions the constructions is free of protruding log ends. Discover more about the city corner solution!

Is a wooden house energy-efficient?

Thanks to building methods, modular – or prefabricated houses – are remarkable in term of energy saving. This type of construction gives the possibility to choose alternative energy power sources and environment-friendly installations. The effective insulation will also guarantee you a pleasant interior climate and the reduction of energy bills.

What are the insulating properties of wood?

Wood is a natural sound and thermal insulation, that maintains the dwelling’s climate. Thus, the house is fresh during hot summer days and warm from autumn to spring. The insulating features of the wood also minimize the energy consumption and reduce energy costs. Palmatin also proposes different insulation thickness to reinforce the natural wood insulating performances.

What are the advantages of a wooden house?

A wooden house offers enjoyable advantages, in terms of comfort, climate as well as health or environment. Wood is bioenergetics and ecological material. Flexible, resistant, light and durable, the wood is suitable for most of the grounds and constructions. It is also recommended in seismic areas. The structure is solid due to tensile and weight strength. Wood prevents dust circulation and static electricity. The humidity level is naturally low in the construction. The wood material is easy to maintain, offers physiological and psychological advantages. A wooden house will make you benefit from a healthy, warm, comfortable and balanced interior.

Prefabricated houses are modern housing constructions. They are fast and easy to assemble and ahead of more common housing buildings in terms of performances and energy-efficiency. Wood is an energetic, recyclable and ecological material. As the main component of the construction, it ensures the proper insulation of the house, keeps the warmth and protects from cold. The wood is naturally breathing, offers a balanced and healthy living environment. The modular house benefits from flexible layouts and it is possible to extend them afterwards. The wooden houses are adequate solution to face current environmental issues while providing comfort, modernity and contemporary design.

Where is it possible to meet you?

We will be pleased to meet you and discuss your project! Our offices are located in Estonia, near the capital Tallinn. To arrange an appointment you can contact us by email: info@palmatin.ee – or call us: +372 605 4895. You can also find more information here.

Is Palmatin producing the houses ?

At Palmatin, we design the houses and projects in our offices and produced in our factory in Estonia. It can be house models, modified models or clients projects. Our production is local and under control and certifications, ensuring the best quality.

What are the different steps when I buy a house with Palmatin?

You think about building your house, and you are ready to move forward with this beautiful project? Here are the steps when buying a house with Palmatin. First, contact us to discuss your project, needs and expectations. Based on your requirements, we establish an accurate quotation. If you accept the project, we agree and start working on the design and drawings. We carefully inspect all the technical aspects and engineering details of the construction. If you are satisfied, we launch the production of the house at our factory. After a few months from the project start, the house is ready and transported to the construction site, where it will be assembled during few weeks only.

What are your values as a house producer?

As a log and prefabricated house producer, we value the environment and the nature, quality and durable products. Our goal is to participate to a sustainable future. We provide comfort and value the health of our clients and their satisfaction. We manage our supply and our production with careful attention, and we place our clients at the very heart of our concern.

What services do you provide?

Palmatin is a manufacturer of round and square log houses, assembly-ready and pre-cut wooden houses. We produce prefabricated houses who respects nature and environment. We offer various models of log houses (motels, summers houses and camping cabins, saunas) and prefabricated houses. All the house models can be changed. We also propose to design the houses from clients’ plans. In addition to the houses, we offer additional elements for the house, such as fireplaces, stairs, kitchens…
Our services include quotations, technical drawings (3D models), technical and engineering details. If needed, Palmatin can take care of transportation and help through the house assembly.

Is it possible to take into account people with special needs (wheelchair, etc.)?

We know that a house has to comply with clients wishes, expectations and needs. All our models are customizable and we realize houses from our clients’ plans. This also means that it is, of course, possible to design houses for persons with special needs and integrate all the essential elements to their comfort and well-being.

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

The exterior of the wooden house is composed with the round or square log and wooden elements such doors and windows frames, eventually doors and windows, railings, porch… Therefore, the finishing for outside should be adapted to exterior conditions and made for wood care. If not coloured, the wood needs at minimum to be protected from external attacks like sun UV, bad weather or season changes. You can rely on the care instructions and informative documentation to know what stain, oil or paint should be privileged and how often they have to be refreshed. The terraces and balconies flooring can be finished at the factory if desired. Inside, a wooden house can adopt traditional and modern appearances according to the finish choices. The interior can be decorated with wooden cladding, wooden ceiling panels and parquet, paint, stones, decorative panels or wallpaper on the walls. Tiles, laminate or carpet flooring can be used for the floor, and you can opt for stretched canvas, concrete or panels for the ceiling. Like any other type of house, you are free to decorate your interior with all the materials available in the design. Discover some options of interior finishing in our catalogue “Additional elements and accessories”.

Are the transportation costs included in the price of the houses?

You can have a look at a house details and its price by filling the form on the right side of the model page on our website. An email containing all the information will be sent to you. The prices indicated in the documents do not include the transportation price. The transportation price depends on the quantity of material to transport, the number of trucks and the location of the construction site. Therefore, the information document available on our website only concerns the house itself.