Prefabricated timber frame houses

 

For building a private house with economical costs without saving on the quality, a great solution is a prefabricated timber frame houses or, so-called, wooden carcass panel house. Choosing advisedly building resolutions and technologies, the prefabricated timber frame house such like this is possible to build – durable, long-lasting, energy efficient and economical both in building and exploitation costs case.

Prefabricated timber frame house – possible to build in a really short time

The type of a prefabricated timber frame house, which differs from the modular house in case of that the repeat element is not a module for a whole, built-in space, but as separate panels – planes. Panels are produced in the factory, in accordance with the planned use (outer wall, an inner wall, cover, roof cover etc.), mounting necessary insulating and heating insulation material layers. In a factory there are produced materials, which are suitable in case of sizes, the wooden frame with built-in additional anchorages and assembly joints providing vertical, horizontal, and diagonal elasticity, thus ensuring the durability of the entire structure of the building. The wooden carcass in a prefabricated panel house is a bulkhead construction and is decorated with a veneer shield and cardboard. Inside the prefabricated house panel, there is heating insulating material, which at the same time provides both heating insulation and sound insulation. After the ready-made wooden carcass panels from the factory are transported to the construction site, where the prefabricated timber frame house has been mounted on the spot. In case of comparison – it is like lego cubes.

Rational and economical aspects provide the fact, that the prefabricated timber frame house has been produced from factory-made modules or, so-called, ready-made wooden panels. In a factory it has been produced, suitable for precise sizes, wooden carcass frame with built-in additional anchorages and fittings that provide vertical, horizontal and diagonal stability, thus ensuring the durability of the entire structure of the building. After ready-made wooden carcass panels from the factory are transported to the construction site, and their wooden carcass house has been mounted on the spot.  Look at the prefabricated timber frame house walls, cealing and roof constructive solutions;

This technology lets us both reduce the costs of the labor and significantly fasten the process of the building, and that is the reason, why building costs reduce. Extra, building prefabricated timber frame house has a relatively minimum building consumption and a very small amount of building materials, which, of course, is a cost-reducing factor. In the prefabricated timber frame house building used materials reinforce and enhance each other’s functionality, which lets to work in

Panel house. Wide design abilities. // Architects: Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy//Foto: dezeen.com

any weather conditions and also thanks to the technology, during the building process it is possible do not use a heavy equipment.

One of the advantages of a prefabricated panel house is, that factory-made panels consist of a hermetic house construction, without a dust, humidity during the building process. In comparison to the modular house, where the interior of the module is really finished, in a panel house, it has to resolve inner and outer decorations, ventilation, heating, canalization etc. questions. That’s why you have to wait for a little by of moving into a new house.

In the case of the design, the prefabricated timber frame house has more variety than the modular home, allowing for wider panel combinations. In terms of house size, the panel house is not as restricted as a modular house. Prefabricated timber frame houses can even be distinguished from wooden carcass houses built on-site at the site, since they allow for the construction of several floors.

If the modular house is sufficient for concrete, brick or metal supports and screw base joints, then the traditional panel or base type bases will be better suited to the panel house.

If for a modular house it is enough of concrete, brick or metal ballast and screw base foundations, then for panel house better is a traditional board or slab-type foundations, which are lightweight structures, simpler foundations. The standard producing process provides qualitative construction units and avoiding from the coldness bridges. As far as in the producing and mounting process take apart professionals, and production is strictly controlled, it provides a perfect ultimate outcome. As far as time is money, then a very significant factor is, considering the purchase of a panel house, is assembly speed – it is possible to assemble panels in 3-5 days – lowering the fitting staff for fewer time results in lower costs.

  • Producing of a prefabricated timber frame house is fast – approx. two months. Connecting in a factory and mounting on the spot, because there is no “wet” works – concrete, alignment of connections and other works, which require waiting for the embroidery of wet materials. For example, in the construction of brick-built houses this extension will lengthen the work. In addition, all materials used are certified and are not affected by the environmental conditions. Thermal insulation is tested in advance, which provides excellent thermal insulation, despite the relatively slim wooden frame walls.Take a look at the panel house construction process!

Times vary and values change. Prefabricated timber frame houses were previously perceived as a quick option for the construction of a temporary dwelling. At the moment, this image has changed, as prefabricated homes become fully-fledged private homes.
Prefabricated timber frame houses – mobility, comfort and compactness.

Take a look at how easy it is to build a prefabricated timber frame house:

Although it seems that the prefabricated timber frame house is not resistant to the effects of moisture, the main factor in quality assurance are technological solutions, their suitability and application will provide a sound and rigid construction.

Panel house or prefabricated timber frame house ?

To build a house with economical costs, which will not influence the quality, the best way is a wooden carcass of, so called, panel house, modular house, prefabricated timber frame house or simply ready-made house.

Nowadays the most widely used technology for building of prefabricated timber frame house is, so-called, Canadian technology, which comes from Canada. In the basis of the Canadian technology is three main types of the wall – a self-supporting, enclosing, as well as heat and soundproof wall, which is provided with materials that enhance the functionality of a particular wall. Wooden carcass in this is as a self-supporting construction and is stuck with veneer shields and gypsum board. In turn, inside the panel, there is a thermal insulation material, which provides both thermal insulation and sound insulation at the same time. Thanks to technology, wooden carcass houses (which is also called the prefabricated timber frame house, panel house, modular house or simply ready-made house) are possible to build in a very short time. Rational and economical aspects provide the fact, that the house has been produced from factory-made modules or, so-called, ready-made wooden panels. In a factory it has been produced, suitable for precise sizes, wooden carcass frame with built-in additional anchorages and fittings that provide vertical, horizontal and diagonal stability, thus ensuring the durability of the entire structure of the building. After ready-made wooden carcass panels from the factory are transported to the construction site, and their wooden carcass house has been mounted on the spot.

This technology lets us both reduce costs of the labor and significantly fasten the process of the building, and that is the reason, why building costs reduce. Extra, building prefabricated timber frame house has a relatively minimum building consumption and a very small amount of building materials, which, of course, is a cost-reducing factor. In the prefabricated timber frame house building used materials reinforce and enhance each other’s functionality, which lets to work in any weather conditions and also thanks to the technology, during the building process it is possible do not use a heavy equipment.

According to generally accepted standards, the construction of prefabricated timber frame house houses lasts no more than 12 weeks and costs much cheaper than, for example, the construction of a brick house.

If the carcass panel house has built, it is important to use thoughtful and constructive solutions for having an ability to make a rational rebuilt or modernization.  It gives an ability to make the longer life of the wooden carcass panel house. Technologically properly built wooden carcass house is able to endure 9 9 points of a powerful earthquake. The panel house is believed to serve 75 years. However, experience has shown that wooden carcass houses serve much longer.

Prefabricated timber frame house – the guarantee of the quality thanks to thoughtful technologies

For example, the age of the buildings exhibited at the Latvian Open Air Museum dates back to the 17th century. end of the 20th century 30. for years, then at least more than a hundred years old, while, for example, the oldest wooden houses in Germany are even 800 years old. It proves, that the wooden house is durable in any weather conditions and is durable to the time checking.

Prefabricated timber frame house exploitation – how to save more?

For cheaper house exploitation it is noticeable to pay attention to these factors:

The economy of water, it is possible landscaping and drainage systems that make it possible to economically consume water in the backyard. It is also important that the plumbing and equipment installed in the house economically consume water.

The economy of the electricity is possible if installing devices in a prefabricated timber frame house controlling electricity consumption, reducing power consumption or even switching it off, for example, in the day-to-day hours or during periods when homies are not at home.

One of the advantages of the prefabricated houses is an ability to be modified and a relative mobility, where after several years it is possible to add some another space. Take a look of the Scandinavian modular building with an ability to move or add with several modular.

“Koto cabin” // Photo: Joe Laverty, dezeen.com

The popularity of abroad is the so-called A-shaped prefabricated houses – mostly inhabitable on the first floor, however, with the help of a successful designer, it is possible to make various modifications.