True North Log Homes has constructed this quite marvellous structure from Quebec and north Ontario’s sustainably-grown white pine heartwood timber, which incidentally are also Forest Stewardship Council Certified.
Evoking memories of the breezy country log homes of a bygone era, these are more technologically-advanced homes implementing computerized machinery and meticulous timber preparation in its construction, in order to save on-site labour time.
Prefabricated parts make numerous design alternatives possible, while decreasing the carbon footprint as well as ensuring that the exterior construction process is also faster. The exterior of the building is kept weather-tight by putting the components together without using screws or nails. Also, by using a system they patented, the house is tightened to provide for eventual wood shrinkage as well as exclude the chinking of holes.
Retrofitting of the interiors is possible to enhance sustainability with alternatives like solar panels, energy-efficient windows, soundproofing using sheep’s wool, radiant floor heat, and spray foam insulation.
Rob Wrightman, the president of True North Homes was the builder of this log cabin and often shows it to his customers to illustrate the benefits of a log home.
The total 3,300 square feet of the construct also has space for a garage and a detached apartment, and also designed with the Citadel model floor plan in mind.
The Bracebridge, Ontario-based company was started in 1986 and is renowned for building some of the best-engineered log houses in North America. With Canadian ownership and operating out of the North American country as well, True North Log Homes combines innovative technology and craftsmanship with environmentally-aware solutions for forested regions.