About the history

History

Estonians have long-term traditions in producing homes from round logs – for centuries they have built Estonian farmhouses from local pine or fir.  In Estonia there are log homes that are more than 300 years old. In Nordic countries there are also wooden houses that are even 800-1000 years old.

Manufacturing of wooden houses started to develop in Estonia in the 1950s when prefab homes from milled log and panels were produced in forest industries. Nowadays the manufacturing of wooden houses has developed to one of the key industries in Estonia with 140 enterprises.  The sector’s turnover is approximately 128 million EUR per year and apx. 85-90% of wooden houses produced in Estonia are exported.

Nowadays

Nowadays the various products produced by Estonian enterprises are: modular houses, element houses, garden houses and log houses from planed or round timber.

All Estonian manufacturers have a long term traditions in producing wooden houses and are competitive in foreign markets. The main export countries of Estonian wooden houses are Scandinavian countries, Germany and Great Britain.  Also important export partners are Japan, South Africa and South Korea.

Find more information about the products here.