BEAM CONSTRUCTION – ADVANTAGES AND CHALLENGES
Today, log houses are considered a luxury category, since wood is a natural, environmentally friendly material that is more expensive than traditional raw materials. The practice of the Ionosphere design studio shows that projects from different types of timber have their own disadvantages and advantages. If you plan to order interior design in Kyiv, consider the specifics of the selected material and its relevance to your case.
COMMON TYPES OF BEAM
4 types of timber are available for construction, and each has its own characteristics:
- Four-sided – a classic beam, which is a log sawn from 4 sides. Its main advantage is the low cost of construction, since rectangular logs are easy to stack on top of each other, and the cut parts can be used for decking. However, full shrinkage can take up to a year, and such houses are often drafty, because it is difficult to achieve sealing of the seams.
- Profiled – a timber planed using professional equipment with windproof longitudinal locking grooves. The main bonus is fast construction, for example, there are ready-made house kits ready for assembly according to the type of designers with pre-fitted and marked parts. But you need to build quickly, since the problem of deformation after shrinkage is also present here.
- Glued – a beam made at high-tech factories. Such products fit so precisely that it is not even necessary to put a seal or tow between them. In addition, the boards are dried in advance, so shrinkage after assembly does not exceed 1-2%. The only drawback of such a bar is the high cost and the need for strict assembly control by the manufacturer.
- Vertical – a beam with complex locking profiles, which is installed vertically during construction. Innovative bonuses – increased wind and heat protection with minimal shrinkage, but this pleasure is many times more expensive than classic wooden houses.
As for the interior design of buildings made of timber, Ionocfera recommends ordering interior design in Kyiv from professionals who know how to work with Provence and Country styles focused on natural materials.