- What is a solid wood house?
- The advantages and disadvantages of stacked solid wood.
- The steps of building a solid wood house.
Stacked solid wood constructions are generally used to designate mountain log cabins. However, these constructions offer a great variety of architecture and allow a certain freedom of construction. In recent years, this technique has evolved and offers both traditional houses and contemporary homes and ecological. That's why HandymanDuDenanche dedicates the third part of its dossier on wooden houses to solid wood constructions.
What is a solid wood house?
Most of the solid wood houses are made from round-finished logs, rustic-finished fustes or more angularly finished planks. They are stacked and nested on top of each other. Here, the overhangs can be visible in the context of a traditional or invisible house for a more modern rendering. In addition, solid wood houses can also be made from solid wood blocks. In this case, the technique used resembles that of traditional masonry. In terms of rates, you need about 600 euros per square meter for a house kit or around 1000/1400 euros for a house "turnkey". Attention, the price announced for the houses in kit generally does not take into account the roof, the floor, the external joineries and the second work.
The advantages and disadvantages of stacked solid wood.
Stacked quality solid wood houses offer the advantage of excellent insulation. Indeed, the thickness of their walls regulates the climatic variations while attenuating the noises. In addition, they are built in record time and can emerge in just a few weeks. Finally, these houses are those that are best suited for self-construction and can be mounted as kits by DIYers. However, we regret that it is not easy to obtain a building permit for this type of building except in the mountainous regions. In addition, we will notice the increasing number of entrepreneurs who offer houses in solid wood, kit or "turnkey", of more or less good quality. Namely that some entry-level homes suffer from major defects or that some companies close by leaving unfinished work sites. It is therefore necessary to scrupulously choose the builder of his stacked solid wood house and if possible to meet old customers or even visit their home.
The steps of building a solid wood house.
The construction of a solid wood house begins with the design of the preliminary project ie the possible purchase of the land and then the choice of the house that can be made to measure or chosen on plan according to the available budget. It will then be necessary to obtain the building permit. Once the permit has been acquired, the site can begin with the preparation of the land, in other words: earthworks, excavation, drainage and network connection. It will then be necessary to prepare the foundations of the house, that is to say a slab or a concrete floor. To know that in parallel it is possible to be delivered and to organize the various elements which constitute the house. Once the masonry perfectly dry, the assembly of the house can finally begin. All the elements (wall, frame, window, roof) that constitute the assembled house, it remains to install the second work and the finishes such as electricity, heating, sanitary, flooring, zinc plating or even paints and stains.
Finally to conclude this file, DuitDesign invites you, regardless of the type of wooden house chosen, not to pay a deposit of more than 30% to the manufacturer to limit the risk of fraud and abuse. In addition, it is strongly recommended to sign a CCMI with him: a contract for the construction of a detached house that will legally protect you in case of problems.