Environmental Benefits

A Healthy Place to Live
A log home is a warm, inviting and healthy place to live. In addition, it’s an ecological home that quite literally takes good care of the people who live within it. Owning a log home truly is the key to good living!

A naturally safe home

The Smart Ventilation System™ solution allows us to build wood-fiber insulated massive wood walls that breathe, without using a plastic damp-proof membrane. Naturally breathing walls allow water vapor to move freely between the wall and the air. In addition to massive wood, we use wood fiber insulation in the walls to enhance the natural qualities of the structure. This ensures that your family will have a long-lasting, safe home. This is a tried and tested product which has been used for generations to provide housing and commercial buildings.

Harmonious living

A log home is a healthy home, where the natural characteristics of massive wood play an essential role. Wood constructions promotes a healthy living environment where the high quality inside air, acoustically and aesthetically pleasant setting combines with modern architecture and environmentally friendly building. It has been proven by studies in Japan and Norway that harmonious architectural solutions, a peaceful colour palette in interiors, cozy living areas and wood as a building material have a positive impact on human beings by increasing pleasure and tranquillity, and thus rising ones spirit.

Improved air-tightness

The better the air-tightness of the house, the more energy efficient it is. The wedged log profile is used in all log homes. This technique presses the wooden wedges of the upper log on the top of the lower log, which makes log homes extremely air tight. In fact, the walls are three times more air tight than homes constructed with traditional methods.

Energy efficiency

The better the air-tightness of the house, the more energy efficient it is. The wedged log profile is used in all log homes. This technique presses the wooden wedges of the upper log on the top of the lower log, which makes log homes extremely air tight. In fact, the walls are three times more air tight than homes constructed with traditional methods.

Optimum indoor air humidity

The optimum indoor air humidity for healthy living is between 30 – 55%. According to research, the more massive wood there is inside the walls of a house, the more balanced and optimised the inside air will remain for good health.
The results of an extensive European scientific study show that logs have an exceptional ability to balance the moisture changes of the inside air. In this respect, logs can be 60 to 75% better than stonewalls. Indoor air humidity of 30-55% minimizes the growth of detrimental elements such as mould and bacteria. This is why a massive wood home is easy to breathe in and makes an ideal choice for anyone suffering from breathing problems, allergies or asthma.

Conserve energy - let the sun shine!

Massive wood logs have the unique ability to absorb heat and release it back into the air when it becomes cooler inside. This helps regulate the temperature of your home while keeping energy usage and costs down. One of the benefits of logs compared to thinner wood is its ability to absorb and conserve solar energy in the spring and autumn, when the sun is low. The walls slowly release the warmth that has accumulated during the day back into the air overnight.
This also works the other way: in summer, when the sun shines from high up, the eaves and porch canopies protect the wall from overheating. The walls of a well-built log house use the cool air of summer nights to keep you cool on even the hottest summer days.

Quality of Construction

The log homes at Pelham Gates are constructed by Honka Homes, based in Finland, the largest genuine wooden house producer in the world with over 80,000 log houses built.
Honka have succeeded in combining the latest technology with traditional building methods to suit modern living needs. Honka was the first house manufacturer in the world to receive ETA (European Technical Approval) and accordingly the right to use the CE mark, which shows that the building has been made to an approved European standard.

Wood as a Building Material

Longevity

Wood is a very durable material. The oldest log houses in the world are over 800 years old. Wood is a very strong structure compared to its weight.

Appearance

Wood is a beautiful material. Your eye rests in natural forms and colours. Many well known artists, composers and writers have given birth to their greatest creations in a log house. Natural beauty brings out creativity.

Safety

Wood is a resilient material and lasts longer in fire than concrete columns or steel beams. This is due to 15% of wood mass being water, which evaporates before actual burning. In addition, logs get charred which protects the core.

Sustainability

Wood - Nature’s Green Alternative
Environmental considerations were a high priority when planning Pelham Gates so we have made these homes as close to carbon neutral as possible.
Sustainable design and development solutions which help in the fight against global warming are becoming ever more important.
Wood is a renewable resource and using it supports the global sustainable development. As a tree grows it binds carbon dioxide to itself and slows down global warming. The materials of a genuine wood house will last for many decades and are even recyclable. Building a log house is an environmental act. Thanks to the logs ability to breathe, massive logs regulate the humidity of your air and keep it within the range considered optimal for healthy living. In fact, this type of accommodation is strongly recommended for those suffering from asthma or allergies, proven by recent scientific studies.
Wood is an inexpensive material. Forest is a wood factory, which produces wood using only solar energy. Only small amounts of power are required for maintaining the forest, tree felling and transportation. In comparison, the production of a cubic metre of steel requires about 320 times more energy than providing a cubic metre of wood. In processing and production too, wood requires far less energy than other building materials. Wood is only taken from Finnish forests. This way we ensure that the wood is grown up in accordance with sustainable development practices. The glue used in the lamination process of logs is pro-environmental.

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For more information or to arrange a site visit please call 01424 773344 or contact us

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Pelham Gates at Crowhurst Park,
Telham Lane, Battle,
East Sussex  TN33 0SL

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Pelham Gates at Crowhurst Park,
Telham Lane, Battle, East Sussex  TN33 0SL
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