Istria wood system
Wooden buildings last for centuries and in terms of durability are fully comparable with buildings made of other materials. Of course, it depends on the quality of construction and the care we pay to the construction. We have to take care of everything that is supposed to serve us well - unfortunately, people often forget about it. This is despite the fact that modern wooden buildings meet strict legal and standard requirements for strength, stability and durability. If we are talking about wooden houses in connection with new buildings today, this means mainly constructions based on wooden panels. In general, a higher price does not mean higher quality. Conventional structures of individually built wooden buildings have a supporting structure of wooden uprights or columns, located at a distance of 625, more rarely 815, connected at the top by a rail and at the bottom by a sleeper into a fixed frame. The reinforcement of these frames is ensured by the external cladding with large-format wood-fiber (OSB) of better quality construction and then with gypsum-fiber (farmacel) boards. The interior spaces between the columns are filled with thermal and acoustic insulation material. On the inside there is a structure that is provided with vapor-tight insulation. As a rule, this layer is completely airtight and must therefore not show any defects. Great emphasis is placed on this vapor barrier, because it prevents water vapor from penetrating from the interior into the insulation layers. Opponents, on the other hand, argue that vapor-tight layers prevent the walls from breathing and create an unhealthy environment for the occupants of the house, which is a myth.
The advantage of completing the frame structure at the construction site is the ability to make minor changes at low cost during construction, which happens in practice in most cases.
Construction in the form of dry technology, ie the implementation of the complete upper part of the wooden building (all except the foundation slab), allows the rational use of labor throughout the year. Unlike conventional brick buildings, the construction can therefore be carried out in any season at favorable climatic conditions.
This saves time for the implementation of your plans, shortens the construction time, but also the time for which the investor's funds are already covered by a tradable construction work (it is possible to register the construction very soon on the cadastre and it is possible to guarantee the banking institution).
The construction time of our wooden building is significantly shorter than for brick buildings. It is 4 to 5 months for a turnkey wooden family house. You can live immediately after the completion and approval.
To achieve the same thermal comfort, a much smaller wall thickness is sufficient in the case of a wooden building than in the case of a brick house. A significant thickness of thermal insulation is integrated directly into the structure.
The base plate for a wooden building is much simpler and therefore cheaper. The foundations are concreted only under the perimeter walls (lower weight of the house). It is even possible to consider a prefabricated base plate (assembly of the superstructure possible almost immediately).