Two-edged cant houses
The Norwegian method of house construction appeared in Russia not so long ago, but houses made of two-edged cant almost immediately gained popularity among customers of the construction companies and even became a notable alternative to round-log buildings. This is largely due to the interesting specifics of the construction of two-edged cant houses, which should be discussed in more detail.
What wood should be used for house construction? The density of wood first of all depends on the soil that it grows on and the climate. The soil affects its density more than the climate. The average harvesting age of wood is 80-100 years - this is the amount of time a tree needs to reach a required diameter. The construction relies largely on pinewood. Wood moisture is the same in summer and in winter, but it is better to build from winter wood. The ideal construction wood is dry. When building a house from cedar, it is necessary to remember that it takes minimum 2 months for newly cut logs to be delivered to the construction site; that is why it is important to schedule cedar wood shipment for winter in order to avoid wood discolouration. There are no restrictions for larch wood. We recommend: logging from November to June for two-edged cant with natural moisture content and any time of the year for dry two-edged cant with reduced moisture content of 20-25%
If you value comfort and reliability, and also want to add harmony and new experiences to your life with a new house, then you should consider handcrafted houses from two-edged cant. The main distinction of two-edged cant houses lies in the shape of timber - two-edged cant is semioval. The thickness of walls in a wooden two-edged cant house is usually 210mm or 250mm. We recommend using the 210mm thickness of two-edged cant for houses of up to 150m² and 250mm for those that exceed 150m².
Such houses look particularly well with a traditional Norwegian layout, which, as a rule, includes a large combined kitchen and dining room with a double ceiling and visible structural beams, small bedrooms, not too high ceilings and a small roof pitch.
Two-edged cant is also used to build all interior and exterior walls and gables of a wooden house. It is also important that flat interior make it possible to use space effectively - that is, to easily install plumbing, arrange furniture, mount staircases, platbands and floors.
Construction technology of a two-edged cant house.
Two-edged cant used in house construction can have either natural moisture content or 20-25%.
Corner joint system used in construction - Norwegian self-wedging notch with an internal tongue, which prevents possible air leakage at the corners. Standard groove, semicircular, 12-15cm wide, with an undercut. External notches can be Norwegian above and below or Canadian only above. The notches do not affect the technology of house settling, only its appearance.
We recommend: Install permanent roofing onto a log building built from two-edged cant with natural moisture content and let it settle for one year after it has been mounted onto a foundation.
While a log building settles, it is possible to continue installing electrical wiring, plumbing and heating, and grinding. During this process, the main requirement is to provide maximum ventilation without heating. Exterior walls should be coated with an antiseptic to protect the house from ultraviolet radiation and precipitation.
When it comes to finishing works and installation of heating, there are not restrictions for a log building made of dry two-edged cant.
We always give our clients an opportunity to supervise all stages of the construction. If you are planning to buy a two-edged cant house, our specialists are ready to help you as early as at the stage of designing a prospective building. They will take your individual wishes for any minutia into account.
Our efforts are aimed at ensuring that your country house, built in the best traditions of the Norwegian style, is constructed exceptionally well and expertly, and that it embodies all your dreams and ideas about an ideal home.
At the planning stage, you need to choose an exterior architectural solution for your house that you like and decide on the number and sizes of interior spaces. Here you cannot do without competent advice and work of the architect. Any project can be modified to match a desired image of a two-edged cant house. This can mean a single style for all elements or a balanced combination of several styles in one building.
We offer our clients an implementation of a full turnkey house project. You can also order just a handcrafted two-edged cant house with its installation onto your foundation
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