LOG HOME BUILDERS IN JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA
Log home builders in Johannesburg South Africa experienced in designing and building eco-fiendly solid wooden houses and timber framed homes made from quality locally and internationally sourced nature’s majestic trees and premium treated pine logs.
- Log homes are a more environmentally friendly building choice.A log home is a responsible option when considering environmental sustainability.
- A log building that incorporates great design, build and maintenance will easily last for several generations, many homes are still in service 30 and more years after construction. This time span more than allows the forest to regenerate the materials harvested to create the original.
- Our custom built log homes naturally don’t require as much synthetic material as conventional construction, reducing the industrial footprint of pollution, energy consumption and waste. Log homes can be easier to heat, using less energy too which is always good for you and the environment.
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SPECIFICATIONS ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF OUR LOGS HOMES
Base Structure: The stilts (Poles 125/100 diameter OR bigger) are H4 CCA treated. H4 CCA treatment is especially for external use. The base frame is constructed from S5 grade timber 228 x 38 mm OR 152mm bearers.
Main bearers are bolted to the stilts with 12 mm treaded rod. Every stilt gets planted +- 900 mm deep and stands on top of a footing block (Concrete block). 500 mm of the ground is standard but we can build up to 3m
Floor Construction: -All floors inside the house are built with 22mm flooring. Shatterply underneath the flooring to support and make the floor stronger.The floor is a 22mm Tongue & Groove SA Pine which is fitted on to floor beams (114 x 38mm), spaced 450 mm from center. The floor planks are fitted with 63 mm oval nails.
Internal Walls: The internal walls are manufactured from S5 grade timber 76 x 38 mm. The uprights of the internal walls are spaced 600 mm center to center. After installation the frame gets insulated with isotherm fibre and cladded with 16mm knotty pine or 12mm rhino boards (to be painted).
Wooden Wall Panel Frames: The wall panels are manufactured with S5 grade timber which is CCA treated. CCA treatment is a waterborne copper chrome arsenic preservative used for preserving timber. During the treatment process the three active ingredients are carried into the wood by the water. Each has a function to perform: Copper is the fungicide to prevent rot, Arsenic is the insecticide to prevent insect attack and Chrome fixes them both to the timber in a chemical reaction. When the treatment process is over and the timber is dry the fixation is permanent thus keeping the chemicals from washing out.
Our Wall Panels: The frame gets built with 76 x 38 mm S5 grade timber, uprights are spaced 400 mm center to center.32mm Log profile timber which is V5 graded gets cladded on to the frame and on the internal side of the frame isotherm insulation gets fixed before 16 mm pine dry walling or 12mm rhino board (paintable) is installed.
Windows & Doors: Maintanance free Aluminum windows and sliding doors will be fitted.
Internal Doors: All internal doors are fitted in Meranti door frames. The internal doors are standard 3.2 mm hardboard (Hollow core) interior doors.
Lock: Internal doors are fitted with 2-lever and external doors with 3-lever locks/1 lever for aluminium sliding doors.
Ceiling: 6.4 mm Rhinoboard ceiling with bishop strips is used; the ceiling board gets fitted onto the 38 mm battens which are spaced 400 mm apart.Tongue & grove stylish PVC ceiling can be used instead OR alternatively pine ceiling.
Roof: On site designed trusses are used for construction. Roof cover options are IBR sheets, Chromadec,Corrugated metal sheets, Arma tiles or Harvey tiles / concrete tiles.
Treatment: The outer log cladding of our panels is painted with Silkwood M2 ,a much superior product compared to waksoil.Although all timber is CCA treated (Specially for exterior use), the house gets painted with Silkwood or M2. Silkwood M2 is an oil based product that penetrates the timber.
After 3 applications the timber is completely sealed. Silkwood M2 is not a varnish and does not peel. Silkwood M2 can also be used to treat Meranti wooden doors and frames. The Silkwood can be applied with a normal brush.
Maintenance and material cost of Silkwood treatment is fairly low.
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