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Advantages of wooden houses

Wood has been accompanying humanity since ancient times. Our ancestors used trees as a natural shield against rain, heat, and predators. Over time, they learned to transform sturdy tree trunks into more intricate forms. Centuries passed, and their dwellings became increasingly sophisticated. Now, they served not only as shelters but also as symbols of luxury and refined elegance. Unfortunately, the era of powerful stone dominance arrived in construction. Massive granite blocks, and later huge cement slabs, marked milestones of those times. Finally, today we have the opportunity to breathe freely again, among the walls of our own home saturated with the wonderful aroma of wood. A home that is light yet strong, bathed in sunlight, and incredibly durable.

Wooden houses are considered exclusive worldwide. They are recognized as the most ecological, psychologically cozy, and healthy. These can be buildings with various functional purposes, meeting living requirements and aligning with lifestyle, such as modern residential homes, farms, or cottages. It has long been known that wood gives people strength, sustains their spiritual balance. In such homes, people rest better and feel more spiritual and creative.

Modern wooden houses are built using several systems. Foundations are constructed similar to brick buildings, with traditional foundation walls supported on reinforced concrete, monolithic slabs. Ground-level floors can be on the ground or as wooden floors above ventilated space. Wooden houses can also be built on a foundation slab, provided there is no basement. Wooden houses require lighter foundations, which brings tangible benefits.

For wooden constructions, wooden windows are most suitable. In log houses, box windows are commonly used. Windows are mounted not on dowels as in brick houses, but using flat anchors that allow both the window and the walls to work freely.

It is best to make the traditional roof truss from chamber-dried and four-sided planed wood. This ensures the chemical resistance of the roof structure to pests and fire. Elements of the roof truss are increasingly popular when prefabricated by the manufacturer according to the provided project. This is a convenient solution that significantly shortens construction time; with one lift, using a crane, a roof truss, and a ceiling are obtained. The type of final facade finish determines the choice of material for the roof.

Wooden houses are best heated with modern, safe gas or oil boilers or by installing electric heaters. You can also explore the latest technical solutions such as heat pumps and solar collectors. A good solution for wooden houses is water or electric underfloor heating.

It is advisable to install a mechanical supply-exhaust ventilation system, preferably with a heat recovery unit or a ventilation system, provided there is no fireplace or an open combustion chamber boiler. Regardless of the system, do not forget about regular room ventilation and leaving windows in the micro-sealing position.

The lifespan of a wooden house is estimated at a minimum of 50 years, but a visit to any open-air museum will show that wooden houses bravely resist the passage of time. We must not forget about the significant advantages of wood. Wood breathes. Unlike all other building materials, continuous air exchange occurs in the cells of wood, maintaining a constant balance between oxygen and optimal air humidity in wooden houses.

Wood retains heat. Wooden walls have excellent thermal insulation, several times greater than the thermal insulation of brick or concrete walls of the same thickness. A wooden wall with a width of 24-26cm retains heat the same way as a brick wall 1.2m thick. Wooden walls collect and evenly distribute heat throughout the room, so your home will be warm even during the coldest winters. Thanks to thermal insulation properties, wooden houses are not only warm in winter but also pleasantly cool in summer.

Wood is beneficial to health. Wood is an environmentally clean natural building material that has no negative impact on the human body. On the contrary, it has been proven that the warm, sunny color of natural wood has a positive effect on human mental state, calms the nervous system, and creates conducive conditions for full-fledged rest.

The electrostatic properties of wood prevent the accumulation of static electricity in the room and prevent the movement of dust. This is especially important for people with allergies. Everyone knows that a wooden house is environmentally clean, but not everyone has heard that wooden houses do not need air conditioning systems because natural ventilation occurs through the walls.

By using materials from renewable energy sources (wood, cellulose wool, natural roof coverings), we additionally ensure environmental protection: energy savings and pollution reduction. In the event of demolition or the end of the building's service life, these materials will undergo rapid natural decomposition or can be used as fuel (wood, straw), and cellulose wool can be reused.

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