In Britain we had a broad tradition of building with timber, but over the last hundred years we have seen an increasing reliance on brick, concrete, concrete block, steel and glass. More recently however, with an ever increasing demand on resources and pressure to reduce CO2 emissions, we have an opportunity to redress the balance. By incorporating the technology of northern Europe with the vast timber resource prevalent in this region we can design and construct buildings that have virtually no carbon footprint and require much less energy to inhabit.
We can draw upon a wealth of architectural styles and translate these into a traditional styled building or one that is more contemporary for customers in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and beyond Just as each log is different, every building is also unique, appealing to the senses and inspiring to be in.
Like all things, log buildings have had to evolve to meet ever higher standards to comply with building regulations. We at Grand Lodges pride ourselves in making sure that we don’t just achieve the bare minimum but surpass the standards to ensure that you don’t get the best just for today but also for tomorrow and an ever demanding future.
Log buildings are wonderfully versatile constructions which can have any number of finishes to suit a variety of needs and tastes. These can be natural materials like a pure wood or stone finish. Or more contemporary with plaster board, glass or metal finishes.
For a more ecological approach, we can install renewable heating systems with heat recovery and low energy heat sources, like under floor heating or skirting radiators. We can ensure that all insulation and additional materials are renewable and sustainably sourced.