Construction of frame houses
At the moment stavlaft houses are yet to receive due attention in Russia. We recommend these houses to people, who cannot decide what kind of house is better - a frame house or a log house. A Norwegian frame house is something in between. Its exterior comprises stud walls, but its gables and beams are the same as those used in an ordinary log house. The framework itself is made from massive 250х300mm trapezoidal timber and is installed on equally massive support posts, which can be round or square. Frame sheathing is visible only from the outside, which gives a house a unique look. The interior finish of the walls is the same as in a standard frame house. 200mm insulation and its installation method are applied in a such a way as to prevent any possible air leakage. This is a very warm house that complies with all international standards of energy efficiency. There are many to build such a house. Norwegian stavlaft can be built as a full frame house or a half-frame house - its first floor can be made of two-edged cant. There are many ways to make a house unique in terms of its exterior finish - from typical Norwegian unedged boards to various decorative panels. A house looks particularly beautiful In combination with carved columns, and is warm inside due to its insulation. Log gables and beams bear very large vertical loads, which makes it possible to build any roof - from light soft roofing to a green roof.
Perhaps, the fact that this type of frame houses has gone largely unnoticed is the reason why so few Russian companies have experience of their construction. Thanks to our partnerships with Norwegian companies, we know all the intricacies and specifics of the frame house construction.