BUILD THE (IM)POSSIBLE: Join The International Contest and Win the Challenge!
Block House
Block House
Author: Rothoblaas

Log House

Log House (also referred to as Block House or Blockhouse), is a construction technique historically prevalent throughout northern Europe and the Alpine region. Traditionally, it involves assembling the walls by stacking logs of wood with intersecting corners, using an interlocking technique known as Blockbau in German. Nowadays, the logs are often squared or, as in this case, replaced with glulam beams for added strength, but the principle behind the structural assembly and its undeniable charm remain unchanged. 

Block House

Near Studen Kladenets, the artificial lake not far from the Greek border, LOG HOMES PRO, a Bulgarian company specialising in this technique, is currently building a very suggestive private home. One of the most highly appreciated Rothoblaas solutions was SKORPIO, which allows the timber elements to be quickly tightened before being permanently fastened. Selected for its flexibility and ease of use, the WASP hook with timber screws was used to lift the beams. Even JELLY, the impregnating machine, is now significantly faster and more efficient on site, enjoying positive feedback with regard to its functionality and performance. For fastening, LOCK T concealed connectors, WKR tensile angle brackets and a selection of advanced fasteners were used, which simplified assembly and guaranteed stability even with this unique construction system. 

Block House

The timber supplied by TimberTec Log Homes, called X-Log due to its cross-laminated natural fibres (CLT), serves the traditional role of tree logs, but with numerous advantages. First and foremost, almost zero shrinkage, which allows the use of timber in combination with other zero-shrinkage materials like glass, metal or stone. The “logs” developed as such also ensure the absence of gaps in between, thus eliminating the root cause of slippage and guaranteeing stiffness, energy efficiency and fire safety. 

In a natural setting such as Lake Studen Kladenets, building a home using this modernised Log House technique creates an ideal balance of comfort and aesthetic appeal, while minimising the impact on the surrounding landscape and environment. And with the right tools, it's also quick to build. What tools do you need to speed up your project? Take a look at our range and you’ll never want to go without. 

Block House

Technical Details

Year:
2024
Companies:
Logo Homes Pro, Timber-tec UA
Country:
Bulgaria
Products:
TBS WKR WBR - WBO - WVS - WHO LBV LBA LOCK T TRASPIR DOUBLE NET 270 EASY BAND PLASTER BAND IN|OUT EXPAND BAND OUTSIDE GLUE SKORPIO WASP JELLY
Share the article on social media