Since its foundation in
1974, LAURENTIEN has made log home kits using century-old Scandinavian
log construction techniques blended with modern machinery and technology.
The solidity and durability of Laurentien Log Homes
is due to the quality of our materials and especially to our milling
techniques. Air infiltration is the largest determining factor in
heating costs and home comfort, therefore this is the item we strive
the hardest to overcome. We succeed very well and you can benefit
from our success. Research and testing of the many new and unproved
accessory products coming onto the market are an ongoing process
at Laurentien Log Homes Ltd. These tests are complete before the
products get to our customers.
Here are four major
points that make us one of the best log home manufacturers producing
- All of our logs are milled from selected White Pine, White or
Red Cedar timbers, the most stable of woods available and the best
insulators against both cold and heat. It is also a natural air
filter, refreshing stale air by removing normal household pollutants.
Treating the log surfaces with a quality, breathable finishing product
ensures minimum maintenance and maximum results.
The precise fit of our log interface can be attributed
to the exclusive Bouvètriple®, triple tongue and groove
joining system. Three convex tenons are milled to fit the three
opposing concave grooves with exact tolerances and the weight forcing
down the angled tongues toward the center of the logs causes a squeezing
action which tightens with time. The wall becomes a solid mass of
air tight, and water tight wood. The integrated expansion cut relieves
tension in each log, thereby minimizing cracking and checking on
the surface and helping the squeezing action to work effectively.
This special system was developed over 90 years ago in the Scandinavian
countries. Laurentien Log Homes has made a few changes to insure
the utmost quality in a modern log home construction and to benefit
from the application of some contemporary technology.
- The corner assemblies are simple and impeccable. We make a full
saddle notch corner for the utmost in strength for both round and
square logs. A full saddle Notch Corner is one in which both upper
and lower logs are notched so one log fits over the other and is
interlocked into place making an extremely strong building.
We offer dovetail corners with through bolting
for typical "piece on piece" log construction with a fine
furniture quality appearance and traditional log home solidity.
Both corners are designed to shed water and eliminate
- Superior Insulation. For those who wish to have the utmost in
current technology we offer Supe-R logs. These are log walls that
have their R values boosted by the insertion of high density foam
blocks into the center of the logs. The possibilities are limitless.
The 6" or 8" log with a foam block insertion is the ultimate
in log wall thermal performance. This is an option not necessary
for many regions but available for those who may require it.
- Another key factor that should be considered when buying a log
home is how well are the logs sealed at the butt joints or where
two separate logs are joined in any one row of logs. Again, Laurentien
Log Homes is a leader in the industry and has developed a far superior
As you can see we have cut a 1.5" by 1.5"
groove in each log where they meet. This groove is called a dado
joint. Before putting the next course of logs in place, the dado
groove is packed with an insulating and wind stop material as well
as a water seal. At the dado joint no air can possibly get through.
We could add many other interesting details about
our exclusive design but we would rather answer your questions personally
and give you information that is pertinent to you and your project.
Let us add that you have an extensive choice of log styles, shapes
and sizes. Even for those who wish to have a Hand-crafted full scribe
log kit we are able to meet your needs in all dimensions and most
styles. Red or white cedar is also available by special order.
All of our log styles and thickness are selected
machine dressed to expose the richness of even grained wood. These
logs will weather beautifully with age when protected with quality