A New Range Of Self-Build Log Home Kits To Choose From By Kuusamo Of Finland
Note from Pete:What a week we’ve had! Our new offices have undergone a complete makeover and the new Garden Studio / Flexi-Room showmodel will be complete next week when we will be bringing new photos and some opening offers to show you just what can be done with wood these days.
For quite some time we have been looking for another supplier of self-build Finnish Log Houses to increase our range to choose from and cater for all budgets and sizes.
We know that right now people re looking for ways to downsize in style without using up every spare penny of their equity and log home kits like the ones from Kuusamo in Finland suit the purpose perfectly.
We’ll be adding quite a few of these stunning log homes to the website over the next couple of months plus more mobile homes designed and built exclusively by us.
Feature Article: Dozens More Finnish Log Homes To Choose From The Award Winning Kuusamo Houses
Log Homes Are Becoming Increasingly Popular In The UK …Here Are Just A Few Reasons Why
Wood is a very effective insulator of both cold and heat making it more energy-efficient than stone, concrete or brick. It is also excellent at absorbing noise and is a good thermal insulator offering a relaxed, peaceful and calm way of living.
When it comes to constructing these buildings speed is what attracts people to them as they are quick to build when compared to traditionally built houses made of brick, stone or concrete. This keeps the costs down and the build effective and excellent value for money.
Fire the thought of hiring an architect right now and adapt one of the many designs to suit your needs. Making additions to the floor plans, move rooms and design details can all be done at the planning stage allowing you to get the perfect style and home for your needs.
The Kuusamo Log Homes are all made from sustainable, renewable timber grown in the forests of northern Finland without the use of fossil fuels. Wooden structures actively help the environment by absorbing and strong atmospheric CO2 which means you know that everything from the wood being used, to how it is manufactured is all geared up to helping to build a more eco-friendly world.
With reindeer and moose roaming in the pure clean air of Northern Finland, wood is both natural and organic. It is a beautiful strong product provided by nature and is the perfect choice for anyone looking to live in a more organic, cleaner air environment.
New Technology Allows For Short Corners And Clean Lines At Almost Any Angle
Some people love the traditional cross corners of traditional log homes, but with the advances in modern technology these days short corners allow for a smooth modern corner that is very strong and wind resistant.
In the UK we do not face the plunging cold temperatures naturally found in the Arctic circle where the wood is grown to make the very best log homes, like the ones from Kussamo but as a guide the recommended log to use in a build would be the laminated logs.
For houses Kuusamo recommend laminated logs 202, 230 or 275 x 220mm. For outbuildings, garages and summer houses the 95/120mm planed logs or 88mm laminated logs are cost-effective and an alternative.
The design and style of home you select will always be built to comply with UK Building Regulations standards, which are actually lower than those in Scandinavian countries where they have all the challenges of snow loading and extreme cold weather to deal with.
New Ways With Log Homes From Finland
Not everyone likes the modern sleek contemporary look that we frequently feature on both our Facebook Page and on our website and blog, for those of us who love wood because of its warmth and natural look and feel we would be happily surrounded by it everywhere you look.
The success of self-building in the UK and providing a more eco-friendly way of living for future generations will be directly impacted by the number of sustainable log homes we build here in the future.
With the ever-increasing cost of living … fuel, utilities and food going on around us there are clear indications that for the vast majority of people the next house move they choose to make should include as much self-sufficiency as possible.
The Good Life for real!
Going Green In Style Was Never Easier Than Right Now But The Opportunity Will Not Be There Forever
As we have experienced ourselves recently if you live on the outskirts of a small town or village you may just find that the green land you overlook right now that had zero chance of being built on several years ago has suddenly got the green light for several hundred houses.
The current housing crisis is trying to be “resolved” by allowing massive developments in places that would have been dismissed out of hand by the Local Planning Authorities a few years ago and the message is quite clear …
These developments MUST BE within walking distance of amenities, such as a Post Office, town centre, schools and shops etc to actively promote the need for sustainability by not having to use a car.
In the same week a predicted cost of £7.00 a gallon for diesel (which used to be far cheaper than petrol in the good old days) and the increase in demand for hybrid cars the signs are there for a less than comfortable future for most people.
The opportunity to switch to a Self-Build Log Home in the UK at the affordable prices they are right now won’t last forever. We understand that affordability to be able to self-build is still an issue and the Planning Permission is still a post code lottery but we are determined to help more people make an informed choice that will in reality lead them to a better healthier lifestyle by choosing to embrace log home living.
You Have A New Choice .. Buy, Rent, Self-Build Or Turn Key Custom Homes Service… It’s Up To You
To get your project underway with the confidence that you are in very good hands, you can either give us a call and arrange a date of use the Contact Us form and we’ll get back to you to arrange your visit.
For more details of our new packages designed to our new PRODUCTS & SERVICES pages for pricing guides, what is included, our services and guarantees explained and some FRESH ideas on using Log Homes, Log Mobiles and Log Cabins in all sorts of ways.
In the meantime, for more help feel free to use the Contact Us page with your enquiry about Contemporary Self Build Homes and Traditional or Classic Self Build Homes, or fully furnished Mobile Log Homes we are here to help you!
This Week’s Under The Spotlight …..
A Roof Terrace Anyone?
When your plot size is small but you have big plans for a master bedroom as a room with a view this stunning roof terrace is the perfect solution. The model above is one of the Gotenehus SIPS Panel Homes and don’t forget there will be a Gotenehus SIPS Panel Home on diplayat this year’s Ideal Home Show at Earl’s Court in London (March 15th – March 31st 2013)
Contemporary Log Living … the most valuable real estate of tomorrow .. available today.
Use The Contact Us Page To Book A Factory Visit With Us To View Our Log Mobile Home Show Models, Factory Tour And Design Centre
In the meantime, for more help feel free to use the Contact Us page with your enquiry about Contemporary Self Build Homes and Traditional or Classic Self Build Homes, we are here to help you!
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Pete Cossie is a time served carpenter and joiner with over 30 years experience in the UK construction industry. His passion for wood and acquiring a trade has meant he has never clocked in for a single day in his life. An entrepreneur with a rare gift for making people feel relaxed and completely at ease within minutes of meeting him.
Working with the best in the industry has always been Pete’s goal for Contemporary Log Living and it’s customers because in business reputation means everything. Delivering the best products with the best customer service is what sets us apart.
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