HEALTHY HOME FOR AN ALLERGIC FAMILY
What the Salminen family wanted was a healthy and functional forever home. At their doctor’s suggestion, they opted for a log property. Now the family’s mother and teenage sons with multiple allergies are feeling better than they have for years.
Damp problems at her office caused Tiina Salminen to develop a serious respiratory illness and lose her health. The family’s twin boys also suffered from allergic symptoms brought about by pollen and mould at their then-school.
A respiratory specialist I was seeing told me that the best thing for me would be to live in a hilltop log house. There was a wealth of evidence and real-life experience to show that Honka could offer the solution we were looking for.
The comment by the doctor inspired the family to look more closely at the benefits of log construction. Comparisons between different providers revealed that in order to achieve a high indoor air quality, the log structure would have to be capable of maintaining optimal humidity at all times.
Since we moved to our log home, my health has improved so much that I am now able to get out and about without having to worry. Life is just so much easier now.
Honka’s patented building solutions won the Salminen family over. You cannot get quality on the cheap, and price did not factor in the family’s decision-making process. What they were after was a building that would be healthy and last a long time, and the family were happy to economise on furniture initially to make it happen.
The cold winter also showed us that we made the right call to invest in quality, as our heating costs were actually lower than in our previous property.
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