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    Finishing the frame house

    Finishing the frame house.

    Frame houses have this property, that both from the outside and the inside, we can finish them in any way. Despite the, that the basis of their construction is a wooden structure, there are few restrictions. The facade from the outside may be finished with plaster on a corrugated polystyrene base, a wooden facade or a clinker cladding. The type of facade finishing depends on the financial possibilities because the clinker cladding is not the cheapest.

    The interior can be finished according to the owner's taste. The easiest way, at the same time increasing resistance to fire, is the use of drywall. Lots of investors, to preserve the character of the house, decides to use wood also indoors. More and more often, the interiors of houses are covered with a wooden board made of spruce. As a result, we get a room that radiates warmth and a friendly atmosphere. It is often used to combine traditional wall finishing with wood and stone elements, which appear mainly as the trim of fireplaces.

    Combining different types of interior finishing allows you to create an effective and original interior with an emphasis on enhancing the original structural elements of houses. While maintaining construction standards and proper use, the wooden house will be dry and the moisture will not damage the wallpaper and will not penetrate between the ceramic tiles.

    In addition to the rapid construction of frame houses, their significant feature is the easy possibility of their reconstruction and expansion, which is significantly more difficult in the case of houses built in traditional technology. That is why it is worth looking at the designs of frame houses and in the case of choosing such technology, think about the way of their finishing already in the initial phase of construction.

    How to protect a wooden house from moisture?

    A wooden house is more susceptible to moisture and unfavorable weather conditions than a brick one. However, it is not true, that due to the use of wood in its construction, Wooden houses are seasonal houses of poor durability and resistance. If we exercise due diligence in the construction process, our house can last even a hundred years.

    Properly dried and hewn wood, used for the construction of the frame house, it can be resistant to changing weather conditions for decades. Assuming that the windproofing and polystyrene have been installed correctly, our home should cope with the effects of the environment. However, moisture does not only work from the outside. As a result of human activities and the presence of people in individual rooms, is the concentration can be very high and excess water vapor, condensing on and penetrating the structure, can lead to mold growth.

    Therefore, in wooden houses and in the frame construction, moisture regulation is important. It is best to counteract moisture in the initial phase of construction. All plumbing installations should be well insulated, and the walls within which the installations run, they should be made of waterproof materials. Bleeds in the floor are also important,within the sink, or dishwasher, which will draw water from under the cabinets to the kitchen surface. This will help us locate the failure and the leak faster. In bathrooms, drainage wells with a slope should be installed, enabling quick drainage of water from the floor surface.

    The surface under the ceramic tiles should also be sealed. Contrary to popular opinion, bathroom ceramics are not airtight. Waterproof liquid foils or liquid rubber can help. So as you can see, the basis for proper wood preservation is insulation and protection against possible failures.


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