With more and more people seeking to reduce their personal impact on the planet and an ever increasing awareness of the climate emergency, log homes are an excellent choice for those looking for a building method that embraces and embodies sustainability, responsible
production and energy efficiency in use. Couple that with timber from responsibly maintained forests, sensitive felling methods and minimal road miles, a log cabin home can tick all the right boxes when it comes to sustainability.
Where our wood comes from
All of our timber comes from the UK and is sourced from a number of responsibly maintained forests that form a belt running the length of the west coast of the country from Devon in the south, past the Welsh borders, through the Lake District and into Scotland. Our home in mid-Wales is perfectly placed to ensure our logs cover only the shortest road distance before arriving in the hands of our team. Additionally, we insist that all our trees are hand-felled. This is a more sensitive approach to forestry than industrial-scale mechanised felling and ensures our logs arrive without the scratches and scars caused by heavy machinery that would be visible in the end product. All of our timber is either Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified meaning the highest standards of responsibility in production.
What timber do we use for log building?
The two main species of wood our log builders use are Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) and are preferred for a number of reasons. The first and perhaps most important is their sheer size, with Douglas Fir growing up to 55m in height and Red Cedar reaching up to a massive 65m. These logs span great distances allowing for some truly breathtaking log home designs as