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Here is some information on our SIP and SOLID TIMBER homes.

 

Structural Insulated Panels - SIPs

Exterior can be either, Pre-Finished Plywood or Fiber Cement panels, or Log Siding. This illustration is somewhat larger than the “Trappers cabin” design but shows a log siding profile exterior finish.


Solid Timber Spruce “D” Logs

Solid Spruce Log Home – using pre cut – saddle notched logs.
 


These SIP walls are highly insulated with no air spaces to trap moisture.

In conventional hollow wall frame buildings with fiberglass insulation. fungus and mildew growth inside the walls is common.

Heavy Timber, and log walled buildings require no additional wall insulation, eliminating the need for plastic vapour barrier, and avoiding the build up of fungus and mildew which in conventional frame buildings.


“SIP” Panels ready for shipment
Floor panels are 6-1/2” thick and replace the need for floor joist, wall studs and insulation.
 

“D” logs ready for shipment
Logs are 6” thick x 8” high, pre-cut, notched and with dovetailed splices. They are pre-drilled for wiring, for lag bolts, and for through bolts.


The panel sections are easily lifted into place on the floor and fastened together with wood splines, adhesive and screws.


Panels are pre-drilled for wiring. And are available in a variety of thicknesses form 4-1/2” to 12”
 


 

The log walls require no additional insulation. Floors are normally SIP panels which are highly insulated. Additional insulation is provided when required for all ceiling or roof assemblies.

 

Assembly is reasonably fast. The solid logs provide both the interior and exterior finished appearance, but will require an exterior stain.


Life Expectancy: SIP HOMES


Although SIP buildings have only become popular over the past 2 decades, it is estimated that an SIP building which is properly maintained has a life expectancy of 80 to 100 years.

SIP panels must be kept reasonably dry during the shipping and construction phases, to avoid moisture absorption, however once the buildings are completed with siding or panels, there is no danger of water damage.

Additional information on the properties of SIP panels and performance details are available on request.


Life Expectancy: LOG TIMBER HOMES


Log buildings, if reasonably well maintained have been known to last for over 200 years.

Engelmann Spruce is well known for it’s longevity, and in the case of the cabins being built in Northern Quebec, these are supplied in “Cabin Grade” logs which are filled with numerous knots, and other natural flaws and staining which gives them unique and rustic character, without negatively effecting the life expectancy of the cabins.

Additional information is available on Engelmann Spruce on request.



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