A Sustainable Choice
Our company roots are deep in the Finnish forests and our long experience guarantees your family an ecological home built with pure, renewable and high-quality wood.
RENEWABLE NORTHERN WOOD
One of the greatest things about Finland is its abundance of trees. In fact, more wood grows in Finnish forests than is harvested.
Living in a Honka log house, you can be sure that for each tree felled to build the house, a new sapling was planted, and in time these saplings will grow into a new forest. When purchasing wood, Honka is committed to sustainable forestry where ecological values and wood production are in balance. The PEFC certification guarantees that the Honka’s raw material originates from certified Finnish forests. We never buy wood from protected regions.
As a tree grows, it binds carbon dioxide that will be stored in the walls of a massive wood house for centuries. And as new forests grow, using the power of the sun, more carbon dioxide is bound into the new trees, which slows down climate change.
When it comes to environmentally friendly building materials, wood is in a league of its own. The amount of energy consumed in the industrial production of massive wood is approximately only 50 percent of the energy required for cement production and 20 percent of that required for brick production.
Read more about the path from a tree to a perfect house.
At Honka, environmental awareness is a natural part of who we are and everything we do – from the production process all the way to the finished product. For example, we make use of every last scrap of the wood we source. Leftover building materials are burned to season the wood used to build Honka houses. Our operations are certified in accordance with the ISO 14000 environmental standard.
A naturally energy-efficient log home
When combined with an ecological and modern heating system, a Honka home is a high-quality and naturally low-energy concept that allows you to reach any energy class both today and in the future. A log wall is a natural insulator with a large thermal mass. Unlike timber frame walls, a log wall is capable of storing heat. This capability means lower energy consumption in the household. Read more about the energy efficiency of log homes.