Huliswood Oy has been importing kelo wood from Russian Karelia since the 1990’s. During this entire time, our business principle has been to offer our clients quality, reliability and excellent service regardless of the size of the order. We are capable of organizing and carrying out entire construction projects from building sites and capable planning all the way to turn-key projects. We have a reliable chain of delivery with whom we work well together in order to ensure the best possible results. We work together with traditional log craftsmen, carpenters, construction companies, masons, electricians, plumbers, furniture makers, freight companies, architects and planners.
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Kelo frames from Karelia
For the entire duration of our business operations we have been importing kelo frames from Russian Karelia. Log craftsmanship has been alive for hundreds of years in the birthplace of the Finnish National Epic Kalevala. Kelo frames of the highest quality for import purposes are mainly from the area of Kostamus in Karelia. A kelo frame from Karelia can be purchased easily and safely through us. We always assemble the frames ourselves and will give a bank guarantee for advance payments if necessary. We can also arrange an inspection trip to Kostamus before the frame is transported to Finland.
Huliswood Oy exports kelo logs, kelo frames and kelo timber to Belgium, Germany, Austria, Holland, England and Sweden, among other countries. In Central Europe the wood is mainly used for spas and public saunas and in Sweden for houses and saunas. Exports make up about 30-40 percent of our revenue.
In Finland there is very little kelo wood to be found. It has been used carelessly for construction purposes, but also for firewood and raw material for the cellulose industry. Nowadays the dehydrated trees are left for birds to nest in and larger amounts of kelo wood can only be found in protected areas.
About 10 percent of Karelia’s forests are so called green areas, which means that they are protected. All of our kelo wood is harvested outside of the protected areas in normal commercial forests taking environmental factors into consideration. About 30 – 40 percent of Russia’s vast forest resources are utilized and modern kelo harvesting does not endanger nature’s diversity.