As a member of polish Wooden House Association, we are involved in active promotion of wood frame construction in Europe.

Stowarzyszenie Dom Drewniany

Technology

Foundation

Wood frame construction has very little weight. This saves us material costs, because there is no need to put as much concrete for foundations as when building traditional ways. Depending from the parameters of the soil, we do spread footing foundation or mat-slab foundations. Some of our buildings stay either on a crawlspace or a basement. It’s up to you, whether your house should have it or not.

Frame

A construction of a wooden house is wooden frame. On the traditional foundation are installed wooden frames of walls, also known as wall studs. They serve as a nailing base for all covering material and support the upper floor platforms. After that we attach all the wall covering like OSB boards, thermal insulation from mineral wool, wind barrier, vapour protection, and exterior finishing.

Wood

In this building technique the quality of applied wood has a magnificent importance. Wood is a material which have a very wide variation of its parameters, like the resistance. An incorrect dried wood may cause in the future many problems like moisture or even collapse. For that reason we put so much pressure in quality of materials. Preferred species for linear structural members are softwoods such as spruce, pine and fir. We co-operate only with best, experienced suppliers, the wood is dried to the moisture content between 16 and 18 % in our mill. All that gives us reliability of constructions stability.

Insulation

Interior wall coverings typically include wallboard, framing and plaster or decorative wood paneling. Exterior finishes for walls and ceilings include MDF covering, brick or stone veneers. Cavities between studs, usually placed 40–60 cm (16–24 in) apart, are filled with insulation materials, such as fiberglass batting. Vapor barrier applied on internal side of walls resists diffusion of moisture through wall, ceiling and floor assemblies of buildings. Technically, many of these materials are only vapour retarders. But this is enough to keep the mineral insulation dry. From outside the building is covered with wind barrier.

Finishing

The interior of the house is finished according to projects either with plasterboards or with wood. Buildings elevation can be done with wooden plank, brickwork or with traditional acrylic plaster. Roofs are most often covered with shingles made of asphalt or with common ceramic roof tiles, but a wide range of materials may be used.