The second hand market doesn't stop at nothing and today everything can be recovered even after using a third person. The same is true of the prefab wooden houses, even then it is possible to buy a home previously inhabited by anyone, but is it convenient? In Italy the phenomenon of prefabricated wooden houses has just arrived, so there are many cases of buying a used, but it prefers to build a house from scratch, given the cost. But let's understand how does the used and possibly what to consider if you decide to purchase a home that is already being used.
What care must be taken
At this juncture it can happen that companies that dealt with the completion of the house no longer exist, after many years. Although this problem can be remedied, because today there are numerous companies that deal with wooden houses and may be contacted for any renovation work and whatnot. In this case, the first thing you should do is contact the company, precisely, and expose its willingness to renovate a house in wood, asking for a quote that includes all expenses in detail. The house together with the works to do must be evaluated by a specialist, who will assess the condition of the home. In addition to a careful evaluation of the home, we also need all the documentation concerning the construction phase to check the various sections of the roof and walls. The aspects that take more care are surely the insulation, which must be intact and should not be wet; It is also good to make sure there are termites, termites, ants and anything else that is internally and externally and the coat must be intact as the walls and even the frames. Unfortunately, it is rare for a wooden houses that has already been used is well maintained, i.e. There is no structural problem and otherwise. Often neglect maintenance work and this could cause a number of small issues seen with an eye wide could be very expensive to repair.
Maintenance costs and costs for a new purchase
Choose a prefab wooden house is an excellent solution for life, but choose to buy it after using it for a long time is not ideal. The philosophy is generally acquire a prefabricated wooden houses from scratch and take some little trick is in construction phase, both in everyday life, to limit discomfort and potential maintenance problems. In so doing the maintenance work to be carried out will be minimal. But by choosing to buy a prefab wooden house already inhabited by another family is not safe and you don't know what you will face. Sure, it certainly will be assessed by an expert with your supervision, but almost certainly not worth it to spend a considerable amount just to restore it. In this case it is better to opt for a new solution and shaped as you like, without any problems whatsoever.
If we're planning to building or buying a home, we could consider the possibility of choosing one of the many cedar log homes (wooden house) that several industry professionals serve as a viable alternative to the classic building.
According to what you read apparently from the energy point of view these buildings be able to halve the energy needs of an average family, but is this really the case? In this article we will look at the bottom of this whole thing, finding that things are not exactly as we tell.
A war between companies
For two weeks I sought information as to the real convenience of a log homes compared to a classic, but it's really very difficult to get data not loaded because, on this issue, you are consuming a real war between manufacturers. If you go on sites whose wooden factory looks like it is super convenient, if you go on those who employ the brick apparently treated wood to last both carcinogenic and then on forums you consume pathetic teatrini fake users who register to bring evidence of their mysterious and amazing wooden house, built by the firm X incredibly serious and at ridiculous prices.
If you look at your Google searches about this subject, we find that the phrase "wooden houses" is searched more than 40,000 times per month and has very high competition. If Google let's "Agrees a wooden house" or "costs more a wooden house" are almost exclusively sites of manufacturers who, slyly, write articles derogatory to limit us in choosing.
So beware, because they are all there for us to choose from so little conscious and clear. Again so it was necessary a deep analysis, maths and reading specific standards to shed light on the real convenience of wooden houses (log homes) than clay, and what I discovered is quite concerned.
Before we explain what really is a log homes, and to debunk some myths about it, we speak for the appearance of interest that, as always, about the damn money.
We can say, in General, all line that the right price of a house the wood should be somewhere around 1300 € per square meter. After the L'Aquila earthquake, because the wooden houses have a strong earthquake resistance, in some regions prices have skyrocketed, reaching even to €2500 per meter.
You can't universally say that a wooden house costs less or more than one, because, according to the place in which we live, and particularly to its climate, requires different measures that have different prices, just like the traditional ones. If we talk about "average Italian" we can say that the price of a log homes is slightly higher than that of a home manufactured using traditional materials. As we discussed in a recent article on the cost of building a home, these values are around at an average of 1100 euros per square meter, while a log homes travels on an average of 1300, but it's a given that it makes no sense to give, because it depends on too many factors.
The network are companies that promise buildings of this kind at prices even lower than 1000 euros, but often it is the usual rip-off, a low price declared to attract more customers as possible, but that then turns out well below what we pay to work completed. How do they do it? Always, in the back pages of the agreement (the contract), written in small, there is an endless list of omissions, such as the hire of scaffolding, cranes, transport of materials on site, the price of the foundations and even the workers meals.
Also the quality of the materials used and the wooden structure plays a key role, so, apart from the price per square meter, which I gave just to get a general idea and very superficial, what needs to be done is (as always) get a number of quotes and cross all the information that is provided to us, comparing the prices of traditional house, belonging to the same energy class.
Ecology is a choice or not?
I mean, if to make log homes need to cut trees, then the impact on the environment have to be dramatic, because it follows a continuous deforestation. In fact, if we look at the numbers and the practices of those who build log home, we find that the impact is minimal. If we talk about deforestation, only the Alps the wood needed to build a house of this type will auto-generate every half a minute, in the sense that the pace of forest growth is such that even cutting trees, not abrade minimally an ecosystem so vast as our forests. It must also be said that there are precise rules on deforestation in the sense that this, today, can only be done in a controlled manner, i.e. avoiding to raze whole forests and leaving a fair number of trees that ensure regrowth.
Ultimately then the use of wood is one of the choices with a lower environmental impact, it is in fact one of the few resources that only needs to land, water and air for regeneration, unlike many other materials used in construction, that exploit natural resources in a much less sustainable.
However... There is a though. The wood, as well as nature provides, you made it to rot and return to the earth in its normal life cycle. To make it last is dried in special rooms and treated with special chemicals that kill all insects that live in the log home, so they do not degrade. It is mostly of insecticides and fungicides that are generally not toxic to humans, but still require industrial processes to be prepared. Are also treated with agents that improve heat resistance.
Then a log or masonry home?
If we put all the information on the table we find that in terms of energy matters only as a dwelling is classified, the material used can help us to more easily reach this milestone, but eventually the consumption will be the same. From the point of view of price log homes are more expensive than about a 10% than brick, but even if they are very long, have certainly lower than traditional houses.
If we talk about ecology, the speech becomes complicated, but certainly the belief that a wooden house is completely natural is easily disproved by the fact that the foundations are not in wood, if we want the wineries they are made of reinforced concrete and the wood is treated chemically to last, otherwise it will rot quickly. The good news is that the log or wooden structures are somewhat more resistant to earthquakes than those made of concrete.
Today I wanted to shed light on biased information and scams that you found on the net about this topic because when you decide to employ all your money or borrow for many years, we should at least be clear about what we're buying.
The wood paneling are back in fashion, to customize the interior walls with style and elegance. Here are the most beautiful ideas for your home.
The wood paneling give warmth and elegance to the Interior, customizing the House so always different, depending of the furnishings and decorations. Forgotten for many years, the wood paneling back to talk about themselves, fitting in contemporary contexts, stylish and classy. It remains only to discover the most beautiful ideas for your home, from which to draw inspiration.
The wood paneling allows to enhance any interior, ancient or contemporary, because it gives warmth to all, without sounding too heavy. The wood paneling, depending on the chosen material and the decorations applied on the panels help to make a more personal environment, by their mere presence. In fact, the wood paneling have not only an advantage from the aesthetic point of view but also at the functional level. According to the architects, in fact, originally, wall paneling served to ensure better thermal and sound insulation of the interior.
With the Art Nouveau, the wood paneling are back in fashion, after long decades in oblivion. Even the ethnic decor and bohemian style, appeared in the 60s and 70s, they have re-evaluated the beauty of these particular coatings.
Well, even in recent years, the wood paneling are back in vogue, featuring contemporary interiors, according to different styles.
The modern and contemporary wood paneling are essential and are characterized by their natural look. There are many different wood tints, to choose, to customize your walls with these wood walls. Light shades are the most appreciated by Nordic style, a choice dictated by the need to brighten the interior in these European countries.
The wood paneling are greatly appreciated in the interiors furnished in a rustic style and are often associated with natural materials such as stone and rock. The wood walls are not lacking either in the interior of the mountain chalet and are used to create an intimate and cozy.
Modern wood paneling shall authorize the use of niches within the wall covering, combining style and functionality in this manner, in any room of the house. This solution is particularly effective for those who live in a small apartment or if you need to reorganize your home office space, in a practical and stylish.