Kinsley Lawson. Wooden House. July 28th , 2018.
So now that you know where to look for information lets discuss the advantages of building timber frame houses. The first is it’s faster to build . Timber frame houses take much less time to build. This is because they require fewer wooden pieces to build the house frame. This means your frame can be built very quickly. For larger homes the time taken is usually between 4 to 8 days. And for medium to small homes the time taken is 2 to 3 days. This way you will save lots of money on labor costs. The second advantage is it’s easy to heat or cold - Because there are less pieces of wood used to make the frame it becomes easier for heating engineers to install heating and cooling systems. These homes also have great insulation properties. This is because these houses have insulated exterior sheathing.
The next step is to decide the plot. Your plot will set some of the restrictions placed on your home. You have to consider the square footage you want as well as such things as access to conveniences and services such as power and water. Depending on the plot you will need to consider sourcing a water supply. A major consideration for a log cabin build is how you will cool and heat it. Wood burning stoves have become increasingly popular in recent years. They are practical, efficient, and cheap to use. If you are thinking about this type of heating, proper routing of the chimney is essential. Of course, there are many types of heating you can consider but non that will blend in with the cabin theme as well as a wood stove. The best locations are those that are on high ground. Water runs down from hills into low lying land.
It is believed that the first log cabins have been built in Sweden and were named after the man who constructed a small and simple house for his relatives when they settled down to America in the Delaware Valley place in the early 18th century. This area is famous for being the area near where a lot of history of the United States ensued. North America took a significant part in the history of Log Houses - this is the place where they became prevalent, were improved and developed. Log cabins were quickly developed by other colonists and Native Americans. The oldest recorded North American log house is the C. A. Nothnagle Log House (1640) in New Jersey and was built by Swedes. Afterwards German settlers developed log houses building methods and wooden houses were build all over the area as sign of the border.
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