Ecolog Homes manufacturing technology allows us to utilise a complex system of toothed e-core profiles. These profiles (groove and ridge system) guarantee that the logs are provided with a secure and tight fitting joint. This means that each log is interlocked with the ones above and below creating an extremely strong and well insulated wall, which does not permit the elements to penetrate to the interior. The only additional weather proofing required is on the locking joints of the corners of the structure
The functional qualities of our laminated timber are affected by the number of lamellas (layers within the log). Ecolog Homes specialists have calculated the optimum construction standards for our logs based on European technologies. Each Lamella of our laminated logs is 42mm thick for spruce pine and 32mm for larch pine.
The shrinkage of structures constructed with laminated timber is minimal and doesn’t exceed 1%. This allows you to complete the interior and enjoy a house warming celebration in just 6 months.
Security and peace of mind is guaranteed when you construct an Ecolog Homes residence for many years because of the following factors:
- Competent and reliable project management
- The quality and reassurance of our laminated timber product
- The use of the latest technology in house design
- Quality construction processes
Many studies have been conducted with the results showing that heavy timber performs exceptionally well under Australian bushfire situations by charring while maintaining its structural integrity. The charring provides insulation to the remainder of the log and slows the rate at which flames will spread along the wall naturally imitating fire retardant chemicals.
As a result many people prefer to build log homes as opposed to standard timber homes due to log walls being far less likely to combust. Standard timber homes are constructed with many cavities that a fire can travel through. The difference with a solid log wall is that there are no holes or cavities for a fire to progress, and therefore the fire cannot take hold and spread throughout the structure.
Therefore we can conclude that solid timber logs are fire resistant in that the surface chars creating an insulating barrier to the fire while maintaining structural integrity. Additionally as there are no concealed internal cavities within the solid wall, fire cannot spread throughout the structure, creating an ultimate natural fire resistance.