Honka is a family
The Saarelainen brothers founded Honka in 1958 and our company became the first industrial log house manufacturer in the world. We are still a Finnish family business. We are a group of dedicated professionals in wood construction and our company is a global pioneer in this field. The Honka family is a community for everyone who appreciates sustainable, healthy wood building – and we want to invite our customers to become part of it, too #honkafamily.
Nordic quality from the industry pioneer
Honka houses are designed and built to endure in extreme conditions. We work hard at developing our products and services. Our product development is guided by a vision of Honka as a pioneer in healthy, safe and ecologically sustainable living.
Honka has unrivalled expertise based on years of research and testing and supplying over 85,000 log buildings in more than 50 countries. We make sure that our patented Honka technology serves faultlessly in all climates and geographical circumstances.
Built to last for decades
A log building may last for hundreds of years when it has been designed and built correctly to protect it from humidity and extreme weather conditions. Being the first industrial manufacturer of log houses in the world, Honka has always been at the very forefront of the wood processing industry.
Using cutting-edge production technology, Honka processes the wood into the best possible construction material for houses that will endure even extreme conditions. The high level of automation in production helps ensure that the woodwork behind every Honka house is dimensionally accurate, which makes the on-site installation and building processes quick and precise.
From raw material to the finished product, Honka stands for high quality and no compromises. We are proud to say that we make some of the most airtight, moisture safe and earthquake resistant homes on the market.
Being an industry pioneer isn’t something you achieve once; it has to be earned time and time again. Our continuous research and development efforts are based on our values of furthering healthy, sustainable and safe living.
The quality of Honka log home is based on knowhow passed on through generations, ongoing development work and co-operation with a global network of leading experts. Our participation in Japan’s earthquake studies and fire testing in Finland are examples of our research collaboration efforts. We are also involved in moisture safety research in Finland and in energy efficiency testing in Germany.
Honka has been granted the ISO 9001 quality certificate and our operations are certified in accordance with the ISO 14001 environmental standard.The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, an unbiased third party, controls and audits our quality assurance process.