MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES

THE CHOICE OF MATERIALS

Quality and sustainability

THE CHOICE OF MATERIALS

Uni-Ca' Log houses are built following the ancient and traditional blockbau technique revisited by working on the cone-shaped joint system. It is the result of an artisanal work made of conception, design, timber research, debarking and construction on site.

The raw materials normally used for our houses are spruce or silver fir and larch, cut during the dormant period and in the last quarter of the waning moon. The average diameter of the trunk is usually around 38/40cm. 
If not available in the surroundings of the place where the house will be built, the suitable timber is selected by trusted foresters in the canton of Graubunden in Switzerland. There, the trees grow at an altitude between 1.400 and 1.700 meters, which makes each trunk much more resistant to volume variations due to the optimal compactness of the wood fiber. After a careful selection, the trunks are carried out from the forest by horses in order to prevent the weight of a tractor from destroying the subsoil and the roots of other trees. 
The choice of the wood is entrusted to Pietro Goffi, the experienced CEO of MDR Legnami sawmill.

Once being cut, the trunk undergoes its debarking. This process has to be done as soon as possible to avoid the settlement of parasites normally living under the bark. 

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