They had on display the wall structure of our future house. Basically they call it "thermo log" because (as I understand it) from the outside and inside of the house it looks like a laminated log but inside the wall structure there is VITAL wooden-fibre insulation and not solid wood. The VITAL wooden-fibre has certain advantages compared to solid wood:
- it insulates about 2 times better (250 mm wooden fiber versus 250mm tick log)
- one cubic metre of wood makes 10 cubic metres of VITAL insulation
- will not create a so-called "bottle phenomenon," but the structures are breathing
More information can be found from: http://www.vitalfinland.fi/english/pages/why_vital_insulation_/ and from
This VITAL insulation is being produced from fresh wood or from recycled card-board. Our house package insulation will be made of fresh wooden fibre.
|Thermo log wall structure with VITAL insulation.|
|The view of the wall from the outside. The white insulation is made from fresh wood fibres.|
That sounds good for us as myself and my youngest daughter have some allergies.