Hello everyone,

Im am looking at building a log home in eastern canada. I have been in contact with a local builder that makes beautiful homes at a reasonable price. Everything was going smooth until I asked about the r value. The logs are milled and 8" thick. He quoted the r value at >20 and stated that the walls are 30% more efficient than stick frame construction.

Im a mech engineer by trade and while this isnt my area of expertise, something doesnt smell right. The highest I can get the calculation for an 8 inch white pine log is around 11 and change.

Is this guy out to lunch or is it possible to get an 8" log to comply with current NBCC standards? looking for some info from builers/buildees in the know