and ecological production
Few names are as synonymous with quality, innovation and ecological production in our industry as Artichouse. With over three decades of history, Artichouse continue to lead the market with a reputation that proceeds them. Allow us to explain why…
Artichouse homes are precision engineered from superior quality raw materials, including polar pine grown in Finnish Lapland. This provides for a home of unparalleled ventilation and a fresh, clean indoor climate beneficial for both health and wellbeing.
These are homes that last a lifetime. Finland is home to some of the oldest log cabins in the world – testament to their workmanship, engineering and quality of materials. They are so strong, they can easily withstand the cold temperatures in this part of the world, and they have survived earthquakes where all other buildings have fallen.
The Artic frame
Artichouse’s frame system is a CNC-machined post and beam frame system. Laminated posts are installed to take the weight, along with pre-cut joists and wall studs to complete the structure. The system is fully sealed, so it will be well insulated and airtight.
You can choose from:
- Plastering, tiling or wooden panels for the internal surfaces
- Open plan layouts or more traditional cabin designs
- Wooden cladding or rendering panels externally
The benefits of the Artichouse frame system:
- Full control. You can choose how the finished structure looks and is laid out.
- Fast build. The frame system can be constructed quickly on site for your convenience.
- Excellent energy performance. The Artichouse frame system has approximate U-values of:
- 0,17 W/m²K for walls
- 0,13 W/m²K for suspended floors
- 0,13 W/m²K for roofs
log house system
Large wooden logs with cross corners create the unmistakeably rustic look of the Artichouse log system. The system has been in development since the 1980s, tested in UK climates to ensure the technical solutions used are as advanced as possible.
The logs come from polar pine and spruce, and because polar wood grows slowly, they have a dense structure. Using polar logs is the ideal way to ensure durability and quality, creating an efficient and ecological structure with healthy inside air. They’re also quick to construct, which benefits builders and log home owners.
These are the components that make up an Artichouse log system building:
- An external thermo-wall provides extra insulation outside of the log frame, providing excellent u-values within. The insulation layer can easily be widened, and through the use of an internal log wall, you can enjoy a stunning wooden interior and excellent air quality.
- An inside thermo-wall will often be used in the UK – it can provide extra insulation inside the log frame, making it perfect for achieving good u-values in this climate. If you have this wall structure, there is the option to have plastered walls or wooden panel-clad walls.
All log corners have been thoroughly tested for air tightness, performance and structural safety. These are the choices:
- City corner
- Classic corner
- High-tech corner
- Shot corner
During product development, Artichouse have created these log profiles to ensure ultimate airtightness. They have factory-installed insulation strips, making them completely airtight and therefore excellent for insulation.
These are the standard log profiles:
Many designs can be built with 95mm thick logs, with 135mm being the most common.
High-rise laminated logs
These are the high-rise log profiles:
These are aesthetically enhanced logs, facilitating long spans and open areas in homes.
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The design of your Artichouse can be influenced by your own creativity, or created solely through the world-renowned Artichouse studio and their designers. Whether post and beam or log home, contemporary or traditional, alongside Artichouse we’ll create a home that reflects your vision, style preferences and design requests.
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Your home will drive down greenhouse emissions. Beyond beauty, style and quality to last through the decades, Artichouse cabins present a wealth of additional benefits. Finnish wood is harvested from forests where 30% more trees are grown than are cut. Your Artichouse home will be an ecological solution with minimal carbon footprint, and the building will be effective at absorbing and retaining CO2. Remarkably, this means that Artichouse homes act as a carbon sink – providing peace of mind that the choice you’re making is an entirely sustainable one.
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We are trusted, endorsed and approved by Artichouse as their official UK distributor. For you this provides complete confidence in both the quality of workmanship and the products we use. It also means that you benefit from the very best of prices, as those who lack official distribution status simply act as middlemen, adding in their inflated market price before presenting their quote. Entrust only an official distributor of Artichouse – and do your purchase justice. As with all of our services, your survey will be completely free and provided without obligation. Enquire about an Artichouse home.