Advantages of wooden houses
Technology for the production of wooden prefabricated houses, suggests their manufacture from natural materials, which many scientists a way to live closer to nature, which in turn led to prolonged life expectancy. Materials for construction of prefabricated houses, wood, glass and rock Gibbs derived from nature. Moreover, these prefabricated houses have other advantages:
Prefabricated houses have less weight, which he in turn reduces the cost of pouring the foundation and allows placement of prefabricated houses in areas with groundwater, which implies a greater rigidity and stability of prefabricated houses to earthquakes. Construction of prefabricated houses is 5 to 10 times faster than the time required to build a solid house.
Construction of prefabricated houses is dry, that is not necessary to wait from 3 to 12 months for drying of the plaster inside the premises, as in monolithic houses. Heating costs are lower because of the insulation in the walls of these prefabricated houses. It is estimated that if a wall of prefabricated houses with a thickness of 15 cm, this corresponds to 30 cm brick wall. The walls of this type of prefabricated houses is the same strength of monolithic.
“People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.” Albert Einstein. Looks like he hit the nail on the head there. People like quick inexpensive results, and that’s exactly what wood can offer.
Some wooden home manufacturers can construct a 100m² wooden house, on site within 7 days. Imagine popping to Florida for a two week vacation, returning home to discover a new building has sprung up in your neighbours garden. I told you wood was impressive!
When compared with brick, stone or concrete, wood constructions certainly do save time, and inherently with that come savings in labour. This is especially applicable in harsh weather conditions such as heavy rain, snow and icy conditions, where wood construction can continue without hindrance. It has also been said from a builder friend of mine that plans for wooden structures are easier to follow than brick, concrete or using steel frames (feel free to comment on this in the comments section as I don’t know the validity of this comment).
Wood-framed houses enable easy modifications during and after the building process and it’s because of the ease, versatility and cost effectiveness which makes it such a popular and inexpensive choice. Insulated concrete form homes (ICF) can be costly, troublesome and time consuming to alter post build.
Friendly in production
In the design of wooden houses using modern construction solutions are environmentally friendly in production and habitation.
Prefabricated buildings are, which means that they do on site and fitted for extremely short periods without excess material. Rapid development does not affect in any way on quality. We have the ability to carry a variety of architectural solutions.
Green is the big thing these days so of course this is going to be a big feature in this article. Houses made from trees are sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly. Did you know that wooden structures absorb and store atmospheric CO2 and that wood, even taking into account haulage, is carbon neutral (in fact, it’s the only carbon neutral construction material).
Fact: 0.8 tonnes of carbon emissions are saved for every cubic metre of wood which is used in construction, therefore, if a home uses 20 cubic metres of wood, that’s a saving of 16 tonnes in carbon. In context, 16 tonnes of carbon is the same amount of carbon produced by driving 90,000 kilometers (as a very crude estimate). Using wood in construction, whether it’s a complete construction of just the wooden frames, really does have a positive impact on climate change.
Most westernized countries have legislation where at least one tree has to be planted for every tree which has been cut. This is significant because it means there will be more wood on the planet, which means more carbon absorption. Let us not put our blinders on though, deforestation is a despicably saddening fact, therefore make sure your source of wood isn’t questionable.
Mature trees actually use absorb less carbon than younger, faster growing trees, therefore it could be beneficial in the battle on climate change to cut the older trees, use them in construction and plant new carbon munching trees in their place.
Wood-framed buildings are much lighter, leading to a Low cost substrates and makes them more resistant to earthquakes. They have very good insulation, which means significant energy savings for heating in winter and summer acclimatization. With this type of construction to avoid wet processes, which are a major cause of moisture in solid construction. Last but not least to point out the lower price at the same level of perfection and luxury, space saving and easy and rapid adjustment to emerging needs.
Exceptional Insulator & Energy Saver
Some building materials such as steel, inorganic materials which are non-combustible, expand when heated which can weaken and collapse the structure. Wood reacts in an almost opposite manner to this. When heated (not excessively to a combustible temperature of course), wood dries and actually becomes even harder.
Let’s make some comparisons here. Glass conducts heat 23 times faster than wood, marble 90 times faster, steal 1650 times faster and aluminium a whopping 7000 times faster.
This means less energy ‘leakage’ from a home. If you want the warmth (or coolness) to remain in your home, and you want to spend less money on heating (or cooling), wood is a tremendous alternative to brick, concrete or stone. Compared to other construction materials, wood, economically is a star child of insulation.
- In brief: Using wood saves on heating bills and using wooden frames within structures is thrifty.
- Fact: Wood actually does expand slightly when air humidity drops below 0%, however this won’t affect the constructors amongst us as even in the most parchedness of climates, humidity doesn’t drop below 5%.
Various advantages of the wooden houses give huge reasons they are preferred in many countries where wood is not deficient, and abundant. History, fairy tales and other sources show that wooden houses are still used centuries before Christ, of course, before concrete was invented by experienced whole epochs. Of course, the technology works in our time have nothing to do with that time.
Long Life Materials
Materials for modern wooden houses are made of quality wood are made of durable materials, for which such a house can serve as shelter for many generations. By their nature and properties of the wood creates a cozy feeling, good mood in the room. With its feature extractor for the tree in the house plays the role of regulator of humidity, all of this air is a pleasant smell and is healing.
Technology of wooden houses
Modern technology for construction of wooden houses are provided so that all houses are compiled from prefabricated parts. In the manufacturing base is processed timber, and land set-aside area house is assembled quickly without overspending of wood and other materials.
Healthy & Natural§Electrostatic charge: This is a big deal for some people as electrostatic charges are believed to be unhealthy to some degree. Good news folks, wood emits zero electrostatic charge; nada, zilch! Just make
If a room is finished with an uncoated wood, it’ll help regulate the humidity which could aid in helping people with respiratory sensitivity. Not only does it regulate humidity, just the mere look of wood can sooth ones mind and relax the nervous system (so I’ve heard!). Just make sure the humidity doesn’t make the wood too moist, otherwise that static electricity benefit could be thrown out the window.
For these reasons, wood is deemed to be a healthy choice over metal, plastic and other materials.
Acoustically Sound§Even though wood doesn’t act as a perfect sound insulator, it does prevent echoes from bouncing around the room by absorbing sound waves. When compared to its constructive competitors, wood proves to be much more effective at sound insulation, especially when it comes to insulating between different rooms.
Wood is also used in many concert halls around the world as it naturally dampens sound, creating that perfect tone within the room.
Rust be Gone§Last but not least, wood doesn’t rust. Even though it can oxidize in some form, it is statistically insignificant when compared with metal. True, there are some metals that don’t rust, but they’re more expensive; and can you really criticize wood after we’ve learned how wonderful it is!
One of the many reasons why wood is still used today, despite huge strides in engineering excellence, is its durability weight and safety. Wood has a little bit of give in it which means it can bend slightly, which is a property which bricks don’t have. Therefore, if the foundations shift slightly, the wooden home can flex and move with the change rather than crack. Even the smallest shift in the foundations of a brick house will case cracks to appear in the mortar (not a good look).
Talking about foundations, one reason that most of the houses in the south east of the USA are wooden is because the soil is weak. Heavy brick can cause the ground to sink, therefore light wooden houses are preferred; nobody wants to become the victim of a sink hole.
Back to cost again here, but in a similar vain of thought, wooden houses are prevalent (and sometimes required) in the south east because they are cheaper to rebuild if destroyed by a hurricane. It seems a category 5 hurricane will destroy a brick build as well as a wooden one.
Naturally, comparing the structures of the houses that we discuss in our blog, ordinary and habitual for us brick 2, 3 store houses, one of the parameters, the values of which vary dramatically, is the weight. Wooden houses as is clear from the very name has made of wood, and this immediately means that are lighter. This in turn leads to lower costs for the foundation. Such houses the same time are very resistant to natural disasters such as earthquakes and landslides. To recall one more property of wood: thermal insulation, and it's saving of heating and air conditioning.
Price of wooden house
And of course, of course - the price. At the same levels of completion of projects at a luxury, even in crude cosmetic, appearance, mobility, economy of resources and ease of maintenance, wooden houses with their beat prices.
The preparation of the bid is based on the performance presented by the client architectural design and principal dimensions of construction elements. Items such as sizes and quantities are specified according to the above information and coordinate with the client according to technical parameters.
Disadvantages of woodenhouses
As a disadvantage of prefabricated wooden buildings reinforced to indicate the shorter term for technical use. Life of monolithic buildings, barbaric exploitation and without routine repairs is less than that of normal supported and operated wood houses.
Everywhere can be seen badly used and poorly managed prefabricated concrete blocks and brick buildings. Prefabricated houses of wood and its derivatives may have a long technical life, ie period up to overthrow them fully comparable to that of other buildings. Proof of this are the houses of wooden scaffolding poles-beam or plank construction, in which that amount is often technical lifetime of more than 300 years. Hundreds of examples in seaside and mountain villages and towns, where old wooden buildings still live or are converted into small hotels, restaurants and creative bases.
Another "flaw" is the attack of wood from biological organisms - fungi and insects. Solving the problem is using dry wood treated with antiseptics and insecticides during manufacture and assembly. During the lifetime should not be allowed leaks, infilling of exterior walls with a finger or create other conditions for the development of pests of wood. These requirements also apply to other types of buildings.
Some pseudo-specialists give an example of instability prefabricated buildings, overwhelming as matchbox by the devastating tornadoes in the U.S. In fact, a tornado destroys everything in its path. However, in the so-called. hall of tornadoes continue to build those buildings. Most often the fires in residential buildings are caused by smoking and heaters, starting from furniture and textiles to furniture and not of the building. In fire conditions, even unprotected wooden structures have a higher fire resistance than similar steel, and in some cases are comparable with steel-concrete. Despite the burning behavior of wood buildings constructed by it and its derivatives in relation to fire no more dangerous than the others, if we take necessary precautions.
Wooden House and sandwich panels
Advantages and disadvantages
Advantages of sandwich panels:
become faster and easier
a month and a half you can have ready house
allow for a lower price
danger of hogging the covers
questionable strength of their attachment to the base and between already constructed wooden house.