The advantages of the log houses

The advantages of the log houses are the good insulating capability and energy saving.

A 2cm thick wooden wall corresponds to a 8cm thick brick wall, as there is no stone bridge effect.

Heat insulation, as it is denoted in the meaning, doesn’t only mean keeping the cold out and saving the heat inside, but also ensures a cool atmosphere inside when it is too hot outside.

In a well insulated home the heaters can deliver at lower powers and also a air-conditioner can cool the house at lower positions, thus cutting on energy costs.

The average energy consumption in Europe for a house is 3,400 kWh/year, 49 percent of which goes to heating and cooling, and 8 percent goes to hot water, lighting, and various household appliances and electric devices.

Direction is important, if it helps capture the winter sun and shield the hot sunshine in summer, thus cutting expenses to half.

They are environment­friendly, pleasant, little maintenance needed, long life.

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Our services

Our services have the following image:


You can take advantage of our services within the frame of an enterprise contract. The process starts with a local assessment, consultation and continues with design work. For that we make a preliminary agreement with you. For you the preliminary agreement means a statement of intent, and for us it means the carrying out of the plans according to your demands.


The agreement stipulates financial security of a fixed amount of 1000 Euros. This amount covers expenses in the field and design fee, as well as securing a time-line in the production process.      


In case of an order, we make an  enterprise agreement for transportation and construction. Along with the signatures, we demand a deposit whose amount makes 25% of the total value of the construction. Further payment schedule and additional agreements will be stipulated in the contract. The deadline for the construction is 3 to 5 months beginning from the signing of the contract, depending on the size of the building and the geographical position.


As the assembly of the building at the site happens quickly according to a tight schedule, paying the installments on time is of utmost importance. Some of the work phases and material transports are scheduled almost with daily and hourly precision. In the contract, we make payments in accordance with your payment time-line, so the delays can upset the ongoing construction pace, causing delays and even additional expenses.

What are the advantages?

What advantages will you have if you by your log house here?

We certainly know that we are not the cheapest in designing, making shipping and building of log houses.

Still, it is worth buying with us, as we work with a team:

  • whose basic requirement is the neatly finished construction
  • whose aim is security, your security and your comfort.
  • Who find it important to fulfill customer service as for future maintenance.
  • to whom quality is of utmost importance.
  • who are ready to design and build unique houses.
  • who takes into consideration the client’s demands anytime and anywhere.
  • where quality and service is proven.
  • where there are no gaps between beams and fittings.
  • the walls are smooth and even all over
  • stabilizers are not visible
  • plumbing and electricity are hidden
  • edges and corners are finely finished   


The materials are chosen through static design during which a variety of constructional and climate conditions are taken into account.

What safety equipment will be included if you buy with us?

  • fire protection treatment
  • twice as thick electrical wiring
  • disconnecting switches both for network and solar panels


If you have money at the moment, but your financial future is uncertain:

If you wish to ensure for your retirement the less possible expenses along with a comfortable life

If you are not contended with the cheapest solutions,

We will provide for you the house that comply with the European market requirements, is made with the latest technology and is constructed with the highest comfort.

The installation and construction is carried out by our partner who is a professional carpenter and joiner.


You deserve the professional solution.

Be safe! Ask for a house built in accordance with the West-European safety regulations!

We wish you luck! If you choose us, we will guarantee your satisfaction!

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About us

Part of our firm started in Csikszereda,Transylvania.

We have been present in Spain since 2005.

By cooperating with our teams in Transylvania and Spain, we can ensure the most precise and best quality work for you, clients, with manufacturer prices.

Our professionals do the work with punctuality and cleanliness.


Our constructions can be found in several places in Europe: Spain – Canary Islands included – Portugal, Madeira, France, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary and of course in Romania.

Our staff organizes international transport and carries out the construction, too.


We are flexible and will adapt to the unique demands of the clients anytime.  


Thank you for your kind attention, please contact us with confidence and with even the bravest ideas.

The Atiwood Team

So, which one shall I choose?

First, pick one according to your needs.

You probably have an idea about what house you would like to live in, spend leisure time or work.

You must weigh how much time you want to spend on construction. Our list of production is rather big, but if your idea does not fit in our offers, please contact us. We love challenges and unique things. In our activity we have never built two totally identical buildings.

And why is it worth it?

There are several building techniques, each a lot quicker related to a brick house.

The bulk of the work takes place in a producer workshop, instead of the site.

The wages and the extensively diminished working time reduces the price effectively.

The life-span of a log house can be 200 years in case of a intended use. (The world’s oldest log house, the 32 m high Horjudzsi temple was built more than 1400 years ago, and it still stands, it is visited, and has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1993.) According to the actual building formulas of brick houses, they can only last 100 years for the best.

And why is a wooden house better?

Simple. Because a wooden house built by professionals, has more thermal insulation capacity than a brick construction.

How thick should the heat insulation be?

In construction work there is always the question of what insulation should be used.

The actual regulations stipulate the minimal thickness of the structural forms; but in the long run, also counting the cost-effectiveness, are those values sufficient? Or appropriate?

Every energy consumer should now this!

Here’s some thermal data:

  • soft wood (pine)  0,11
  • steel   48,0
  • concrete   1,09
  • stone 1,28 – 2,32
  • air 0,026
  • Styrofoam 0,0035
  • glass wool
  • water 0,61


Heat conductivity U (older: k) = W/m2K (unit)


Only two layers (2,4×2 cm) board- U=2,85 + 10cm heat insulation – U=0,35

(Cuanto más pequeño es el número mayor es el aislamiento)


Wooden wall:

  • 7cm thick wooden wall U=1,6
  • 10cm thick wooden wall U=1,2
  • + 12cm heat insulator – U=0,30
  • + 15cm heat insulator – U=0,24
  • + 18cm heat insulator  U=0,21


Stone wall:

  • 40cm thick stone wall U=2,26
  • 60cm thick stone wall U=1,70
  • 60cm thick stone wall + 6cm heat insulation U=1,00
  • 60cm thick stone wall + 12cm heat insulation U=0,28


Concrete wall:

  • Concrete wall 12cm + 10cm heat insulation U=0,40
  • Concrete wall 25cm + 10cm heat insulation U=0,39
  • Concrete wall 38cm + 10cm heat insulation U=0,37


Bloque brick:

  • concrete brick 12cm U=2,72
  • concrete brick 25cm U=1,82
  • concrete brick 12cm + 5cm heat insulation U=0,68
  • concrete brick 25cm + 5cm heat insulation U=0,60
  • concrete brick 12cm + 10cm heat insulation U=0,39
  • concrete brick 25cm + 10cm heat insulation U=0,36
  • concrete brick 38cm + 10cm heat insulation U=0,34


Clay brick:

  • 30 + 0cm heat insulation U=1,37B
  • 30 + 4cm heat insulation U=0,62B
  • 30 + 6cm heat insulation U=0,49B
  • 30 + 10cm heat insulation U=0,3


Below some data about heat conduction and heat flow rate…do some math!

What kind of wall should I use? Maybe sandwich layered wall? How is it made?

As it is shown in the picture, lightweight structured sandwich layers are made up of several layers. First we make a framework, (it cannot be made from material less than 5cmx7,5cm thick), combining these materials will make the frame of our house, and we cover it with OSB sheets from the outside.


I will mention two solutions for that, as follows:

1. First case:

Using a special glue, we apply heat insulation onto the OSB panel, 3-5cm thick according to demand. Then cover it with fiberglass mesh and noble plaster. Any color can be applied; these houses do not differ in the outside from conventional houses, but the extra insulation makes the consistent difference. From the inside, these frameworks are stuffed with mineral wool so that the joints be filled completely and are sealed with glue. I will also mention here the reused Styrofoam as a filling material. (We have the possibility to use it, as it is the best insulating material in Europe at actual technical standards. We cannot apply that in the islands) then, vapor barrier foil in the inside, then gypsum board or panel cover. If gypsum board is used, there will be no difference in appearance.

Using conventional insulators, it will correspond to a 80cm thick concrete wall in case of the minimal wooden wall thickness, which means a 7,5cm thick frame structure + OSB thickness 1,5cm + 3cm thick cork and finally + 0,5cm plaster, and 1,5cm gypsum board in the interior. In this way the overall wall thickness is 14cm. No time is needed for stabilizing.

Wall thickness values: 14 16,5 20 25 cm the value of heat insulation is: A++
and with Styrofoam foam: A+++


2. Second case:

The second possibility is also a frame structure, then OSB panel, on which a water insulation is applied, then come the cushion-beams, 2cm thick paneling, insulation being stuffed in between the beams, then vapor barrier foil covered with panels or gypsum board. Roof and attic is also phonically and heat insulated, including the partitioning walls. This type of houses can anytime be easily enlarged, added.

Such a house, for example 50m2, can be readied in five months from the first installment.


We never use metal for a frame, because the heat flow rate differs in a great extent from the other materials, and water can be condensed where metal meets wood. Then rusting appears and the wood will decay!

The frame will support the plumbing and electricity systems and so building time will consistently be reduced compared to a conventional house.


Beam wall:

In case of weekend houses, for summer season we can use walls 4,4cm thick. In case we intend to use it longer, then it has to be isolated against heat and sound. Beam houses, weekend houses, homes or shelter houses will need at least 7,5cm thick walls, without insulation for weekend houses.

The wall thickness of these houses goes up to 15cm solid wood in case of homes. Weatherization can be performed even later. First these houses are erected, roof on top, the stabilization takes 2 weeks to 2 months depending on thickness, weather and roofing materials. Cushion-slats will ensure space for insulation, then vapor barrier foil will seal it. We can use panels or gypsum board. These houses have the advantage of the possibility to execute insulation work any time later on, and the later the better!

Without insulation: A- -A+. With insulation: A+ – A+++

Making calculations for 50m2, the house would be completely ready in 4-5 months. If the walls are at least 7cm, we would solve the plumbing and electricity hidden in the walls.


Log houses:

We distinguish between two types of log houses.

Turned beams, that means an even diameter for the whole length all along the wall. You can count on crack formation, because wood is a living breathing  thing and cracks and dries in time. It can sink 3 to10 cm. In old times, moss, felt and cotton-wool was used to fill up the gaps. We use glass fiber.

Natural log houses:

It means that the beams are uneven, with differing dimensions and characteristics and they form gaps that can be filled with glass fiber. And we can expect a sinking of 3 to 10 cm.

We would consider using a crane, as some beams could weigh up to 2000 kg. Four parts of these houses are tailored and manufactured at the site. Advantage: due to the unique flavor and atmosphere and a thick wall it will not necessitate insulation. Building time is a little longer, as almost all parts are tailored on the spot. A 50m2 house would be readied in about 6 months.

What foundation shall we build?

First of all, one that fits the local circumstances.

Pay attention! The side planes should be straight, and 1 or 2 cm shorter than the gross perimeter of the house in order to let the rain and dampness drip without damaging the foundation. Where the concrete meets wood, better use asphalt fabric to insulate and rule out decay


How you conceive your foundation?

It depends on your imagination and the local materials.


How to manage wet areas, kitchen, bath?

Band and log foundations should be covered with prefabricated light concrete, floors and sidewalls can be covered with permeated gypsum boards, on which tiles can be applied as seen on the attached photo.

How big should should we build the house?

First you must be sure of what you will need it for.



In the case of holiday homes, we should not forget that our demands are the same as in everyday life. We can borrow good ideas from a caravan, bu the area is very small.

We build a house the size you wish, but later furnishing would raise problems if we cut on space. Remember, an empty house looks large, then furniture fills up the space and we find ourselves stumbling upon them.

A weekend house can be significantly smaller than a standard house, but just think about how many persons would use it, what beds and wardrobes will it accommodate. Holiday homes may have different destinations – beach, ski facilities or fishing hut. I would not specify the extent of the floor space, it is better to zoom in on it from the perspective of destination. Of course, a holiday house can also be large.

Dwelling houses?

Dwelling houses have to be larger accordingly, as we need more space for everyday use, we have more possessions than during a holiday. We must give full thought to insulation, we can extensively boost our energy savings, payback time will be down to 4 – 5 years.

Not only the walls, but also the roof should be dealt with, because most of the heat in the house escapes there, and the heat outside comes in in summer.


Heating – cooling?

Any sort of heating – cooling can be installed in our houses, be it central heating or air conditioner.



As in conventional houses, everything can be used without problems.

The three main sections of a house is the foundation, living area and the roof structure.

The foundation must be strong enough to support the house. We must consider the roofing materials, tiles or tegola. There are big differences in the m2/kg parameter, so the static aspect of the roof becomes very important. Roof structures can be built in many forms, and insulation can be applied through different methods. Edges and beds are sealed with aluminum sheets, as a good roof lends our house its beauty and glamour.

Treatment and maintenance

Firs of all, we use high quality wood protection solutions and pre-treated materials.

Later on we recommend rape-seed oil.