The stress reducing effects of outdoor nature are well documented from a scientific perspective. Exposure to nature has been shown lower blood pressure, heart rate, and aggression. Nature also increases the ability to focus attention and perform concentration and creative tasks.
The positive benefits of nature are highly desirable for stress reduction, recovery, attention, and general healthy living. However, an average American spends only 6% of their time outdoors. They spend an additional 6% in their cars and the remaining 88% of their time indoors.
If we are to benefit from the stress-reducing properties of nature we need to spend more time outdoors or find a way to bring nature indoors.
Numerous studies have proven that the presence of wood in the built indoor environment reduces sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation. SNS activation is the way that the body prepares itself to deal with stress. SNS activation increases blood pressure and heart rate. It also inhibits digestion, recovery, and repair functions in the body in order to deal with immediate threats. However, when the body spends prolonged periods in an SNS activated state health suffers both physiologically and psychologically. Wood, therefore, is one way to create a healthier built environment.
A log home with its solid timber walls maintains and balances the humidity level at all times: when it is too humid, it takes the moisture in, and vice versa. Log walls also cleanse and filter the air. Therefore, a wood house is a perfect fit for those suffering from conditions such as allergies and asthma.
Wood performs well acoustically, it is naturally sound-damping, offering excellent noise control. It absorbs sounds and creates a calming, relaxing atmosphere.
Environmental and nature protection are of high value to our society. Wood, as a renewable resource that comes from sustainably managed forests, is the main basis for the production of laminated timber. No competing building material can be produced, processed and used with as little energy consumption and such low environmental impact as wood. It happens smoothly, without waste and emissions, in an environmentally friendly and fully automatic manner – not to mention the beauty of this plant.
Trees are a 100% renewable resource. This is the underlying factor in sustainability. Being a responsible timber producer, we take care of this unique and renewable resource. The company invests in reforestation, considers comfortable habitats of plants and animals, state of water, soil and unique landscapes, preserving biodiversity and balance between active logging activities and conservation of affected ecosystems for future generations. Working with the forest, we systematically improve its quality and composition so that several new trees grow in place of each harvested one.
As an FSC-certified manufacturer we guarantee a healthy and eco-friendly log house. The whole production chain from logging to house manufacturing is certified by FSC – one of the most respected international organisations for responsible forestry.
We do not use rare types of wood, cutting down which causes irreparable damage to the environment. Our houses are made of northern white spruce – reliable and durable wood material. It has a beautiful even colour and small knots that don’t stand out as clearly as in other coniferous species, such as pine, for example, which has a more uneven, reddish colour. The cellular structure of spruce is closed, which gives it good resistance against harsh weather conditions