Settled logs that shrink can pose a problem for builders of log homes, as this calls for constant adjustments and maintenance. To counter the effect, architects and builders have come up with non-settling systems that prevent logs from sinking and shrinking. One such innovator is Pluspuu, Helsinki-based designers of high-quality, durable log homes constructed with non-settling logs.
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Working with Ollikaisen Hirsirakenne Oy—a builder based in Pirkanmaa, Central Finland, with more 40 years’ experience of log house construction—Pluspuu uses the latest Finnish log construction technologies to create long-lasting, beautiful homes comprised of column-and-beam, non-settling log structures and cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels.
To avoid settling, the centermost lamellas of the spruce or pine logs are laid vertically.
Working with a non-settling log structures allows Pluspuu to incorporate advanced architectural solutions, such as windows and doors without covering strips, and it also eliminates the need for visible external vertical wall supports, which are the norm in traditional log homes.
A non-settling framework also means no adjustments are needed for post-construction adjustments of screw jacks, windows, doors, or other features due to settling.
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