1907

The first log home of the Vainionpää family was built, and it is still in use today. This is also the year of founding the first sawmill in the family.

1965

The start of manufacturing log homes for both Finland and export. Central Europe, especially Germany, France and Austria, was an important market for the company.

1990

Polar Life Haus got hold of the whole production chain - from raw timber to ready houses. The sawmill belonging to the company is located in Lehtimäki and the factory in Töysä, Finland. Already in the 90s, the facitilies were equipped with the latest woodworking technology available - from kiln-drying to the last finishing touches.

1992

The German market held an immensely important role for the company. The influence of this still shows today: the quality of our products was honed to perfection to answer the high expectations of the German market.

1992-1998

Product development florished. A number of new logs entered the market: horizontally laminated log, T-notch, laminated round log and D log. Polar Life Haus started using spruce as the main material of log homes. Our goal is to stay on the first line of product development, which is why we are constantly developing our existing products further and coming up with new ideas.

1998

A new joinery machine Hundegger was introduced to our factory. Accurate to the millimetre, this machine is used for cutting all especially demanding joints of log homes, such as those in roof structures.

2000

As more and more houses were produced for the Finnish market, a new notch solution perfect for log homes in urban residential areas, the City Corner, was developed.

2001

The manufacturing of pre-cut homes for the Finnish market started.

2002

The Softline Profile was developed to give our log homes a finished and elegant look. It conceals the gaps between the logs and is what makes the quality of Polar Life Haus log homes outstanding.

2003

To make pre-cut homes more ecological, the traditional materials such as plastic and mineral wool were replaced with a breathing wall construction consisting of paper and ecological thermal insulation made of wood fibre.

2004

The new generation took over, as brothers Harri and Mikko Vainionpää became the new managers of the company. Harri Vainionpää is the CEO and Mikko Vainionpää is in charge of sales and product development.

2004-2008

Modern and ecological wooden homes grew more and more popular, and the number of pre-cut homes manufactured at our factory increased. Many of them feature a clean and simple design.

2005

This year marked the start of manufacturing modern post & beam homes. Polar Life Haus brought this traditional German method of building to Finland and developed it further to create modern homes that combine wood and glass and are free of settling. More than a half of all houses produced at our factory still went for export, the most important markets featuring Germany, Russia, France, Japan and the United States. Most houses manufactured for export are log homes and projects of a very individual nature.

2006

Clean and simple architecture and large glass surfaces grew their popularity among all product lines. A good example of this was the new Plusvilla Collection designed with the Plusarchitects.

2007

2007 was a year of celebration. Already a hundred years had passed from founding the first sawmill belonging to the family. Traditions, know-how and deep knowledge have been passed on from generation to generation ever since, and today, it is already the fourth generation in charge of the company.

2008

The latest model of Hundegger joinery machine, Hundegger K2i, was purchased and taken into use at the factory. At the time, it was the only of its kind in Finland. Thanks to this investment, the quality and stage of completion of Polar Life Haus homes is virtually unmatched. We warmly welcome all interested in the production process to visit our factory in Töysä.

2009

2009 was the year of project building both in Finland and abroad. One of the projects was Kultaranta Resort in Naantali, Finland. A village of luxurious vacation homes, it features 15 Plusvillas delivered by Polar Life Haus.

2010

More and more houses had a modern design. Glass became a more prominent part of our wooden homes, and the general appreciation towards wood as a building material grew. As a result, more and more houses featured natural, untreated wooden surfaces in their interior.

2011

The new Sharpline Profile was introduced. Like its predecessor, the Softline Profile, it has a special drip break to conceal the gaps between logs, but also a more modern, sharper look. It is a perfect match for modern houses with a dynamic and clear design.

2012

Polar Life Haus is constantly developing both the products and the designing and manufacturing processes. In 2012, yet another Hundegger K2i joinery machine was purchased and installed. This machine represents the most modern wood processing technology available in the whole world, and Polar Life Haus was the first to acquire one in Finland. Thanks to this, even the most demanding solutions are no problem for us. Our aim is to make houses with the perfect quality and have customers be 100% happy with their home.

2013 - the year of growth

2013 was a year of growth for Polar Life Haus. The turnover growth was 12% compared to the year before. Usually, more than half of our production goes for export, but 2013 was the first year when the deliveries to Finland exceeded those to other countries. Over the years, we have manufactured and delivered close to 10 000 houses, and the dreams of our customers have continued to inspire us to question and surpass the limits of wooden architecture. Each Polar Life Haus is an individual.

2014

2014 was a year of many projects for Polar Life Haus. We had the pleasure to deliver a luxurious log house hotel to Sierra Nevada, Spain, as well as a kindergarten to Virrat, Finland. We believe that in the following years wood will continue to grow its popularity as a building material for different projects and public buildings. We want to stand at the forefront of this development. Wood is a building material with tremendous potential.

2015

In 2015 our Polar Life Haus brand was unified, and since January it has been identical in all our export markets. Export remains an important part of our business, as a half of our products are delivered abroad each year.

From generation to generation

Wood processing is in our blood. We are a Finnish family-owned company in which know-how on wood processing has been passed on from generation to generation over a hundred years, in four generations.

Our long experience in the industry, dedication to product development and strict quality control guarantee the quality of Polar Life Haus homes. At the moment, our team includes 70 professionals devoted to the success of your building project through all its stages. We also have a wide network of sales representatives all around the globe.

We are dedicated to making houses that fulfill the dreams of our customers. Our goal is always a customer that is 100 % happy with their new home.

Custom-made quality homes

Each home is individually manufactured at our factory located in Töysä, Finland. Our product selection includes modern log homes, plastic-free pre-cut homes and post&beam homes. We are also happy to realize vacation homes of all sizes. Our wide house collection features a variety of house models representing different styles, and our architects are ready to help you plan your house of dreams from the very start.

Our raw material of choice is Finnish spruce, grown in the best coniferous forest area in the world. We accept only AB graded wood, which means timber with lower quality grading is sorted out, which is not common in the industry. A Polar Life Haus home is made without sparing time or effort, using only the best raw materials available.

Finished details with top technology

Our factory is equipped with the most progressed woodworking technology available. Thanks to this, it is possible to create details that are accurate to the millimetre. Only imagination sets the limits for our realizations. As a Polar Life Haus home features multiple times more CNC processing than an average house, by the time of delivery, the wooden parts are already processed to a very high degree of completion. It means the assembly work on site is faster and more efficient. All joineries are design details that show the quality of our work.

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CE certification

We emphasize quality during each production stage. The whole chain of production is tightly controlled and documented, and each project is handled individually. The final finishing touches are done manually to ensure the perfect quality of our products.

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The CE certification of construction products became obligatory in Finland in 1 July 2013 following the Construction Products Regulation (305/2011), and applies to such construction products that have a harmonised standard, enabling the CE certificate. Polar Life Haus holds CE certificates for log building kits and laminated timber, conforming to the European Technical Approval ETA-13/0767.

Long experience with individual homes and international customers

Polar Life Haus is an international company. Besides Finland, our most imporant markets are Central Europe and Russia. Since the formation of our company, export has been an important part of our business. At the moment, it covers 50% of our production. Our long experience in export has given us valuable insight to handling projects of distinctly individual nature. The traditional Zimmermeister culture of carpenters in Central Europe has inspired us from the very beginning, especially their values about honour and quality of work.

Inspiration from pure nature

Pure Finnish nature is a source of constant inspiration for us. Wood is without doubt the most environmentally friendly building material. Over its long life span, it acts as a carbon store, and processing wood requires considerably less energy than other building materials. Wood is good for people as well – it feels natural to touch, and studies have shown it is the most efficient surface material in reducing stress levels. In a wooden home, the forest is always present.

Manufacturing log homes and wooden homes is our mission in life. Whatever the size and scope, we are committed to realizing your dream of individual housing that adds to your well-being. We will do our best to be worthy of your trust.
With best regards,

Polar Life Haus entrepreneurs

harri mikko

Harri Vainionpää                    Mikko Vainionpää

           

Polar Life Haus - a reliable partner now and in the future

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