Day: February 8, 2019

How to sheathe frame house outside

Siding is very easy to install, as it has special locks and is covered with special paint, so it does not rust and reliably protects the frame house. To finish the building you can use panels of different colors.

Vinyl siding

A variety of this material allows to finish the house with imitation for any kind of wood or stone. Vinyl siding, if properly exploited, will be folded 50 years or more, it does not corrode and is cheaper than its metal counterpart. This material is presented in different colors, so you can always choose the necessary shade to finish the frame house.

Vinyl siding is much lighter than other materials, therefore it is ideal for finishing a frame house. It is not affected by mold and rot, insects do not damage it, it does not melt and does not sustain combustion.

It is easy to maintain this material, it is enough to just wash it with soapy water. (more…)

How to warm a wooden house

  How to warm a wooden house

Many wonder how to warm a wooden house? There is an external and internal insulation of the house. A more effective way is outdoor insulation at home. External insulation is made of insulating material and placed on the outer walls. This will create a building envelope with thermal insulation properties and will not take away the living space of the dwelling.

The best and widely used material that is mounted on the frame of the house, is mineral wool (fiberglass). Mineral wool is soft and quite elastic, so it is easy to lay between the frame racks. If it is properly fixed, it will not collapse due to the movement of the walls, resulting from subsidence of the house structure and from the effects of temperature drops. Moreover, mineral wool cannot crack because it is soft. Outside the outer wall you need to install the boards or siding. (more…)

Top trim frame house with their own hands

Next, one corner of the future house and the installation of prepared bars or boards is mounted. All joints are laid with a special jute tape. When using a bunch of boards, you need to lay it on the edge so that all the joints between the boards are vertical.

On the straight parts, the details of the strapping are connected with a frontal stop using a special gasket made of jute tape. Fasteners of parts among themselves are using brackets or metal corners. When laying all the details of the strapping, one more additional check of the straightness of all corners of the structure and its horizontal position with the help of a level is performed.

For fixing the bottom trim with the foundation use two options:

  • With the help of anchor bolts, pre-installed in the foundation. The anchor bolt must be fixed in each pole at the base or around the perimeter of the strip base;
  • With the help of nails that need to drive into traffic jams, which are also installed in the foundation at the stage of its preparation for the final binding. This method of fastening can be considered more reliable and high quality. The installed bottom frame of the frame is once again checked for level evenness, and after it holes are made for lags.


Laying tiles on a wooden surface

In construction, sometimes there is a problem – how to put ceramic tiles on a wooden floor or wall? Wooden houses from timber, although this is an old technology, are still in demand. And the owners of the interior, of course, want to make a modern one and cannot do without ceramic tiles.

As a rule, it is a kitchen, bathroom, corridor, etc. Ceramics have excellent performance properties: wear-resistant, easy to clean, well protects walls and the floor from moisture, you can easily match it to any design, etc.

But there are also difficulties, especially if the tiles are laid on a wooden surface. They are solvable, although one cannot do without additional costs. Ceramic tiles are very tiny material and wooden floor, for example, must be properly prepared for installation. The basis for the tile should not only be smooth and durable, but also never “wag” anywhere, otherwise the tiles in these places will simply crack. (more…)

Laying laminate on wooden floor without plywood

After leveling the floor and cleaning it from debris, a springy damping tape is laid to damp sounds along the walls. So that the seams of the substrate do not fall on the joints of the boards, sheets or roll substrate roll out across the floor across the direction of the laminate lamellas.

It fits only the smooth side up and is interconnected end to end, without overlap. To avoid shearing the substrate, all sheets are fastened together with building tape. If the damper tape is not used, you can put the edges of the substrate a little to the wall a couple of centimeters. In the future, the excess is cut off. In order not to crush the porous material while walking, it is not recommended to lay the entire substrate at once – it is better to lay it out as needed.

Laying laminate step by step


Scheme of the frame house wall

The simplest design of the walls of a frame house is vertical uprights, connected by upper and lower strapping and tied with braces for extra rigidity of the structure. When using a plate covering material, such as OSB or plywood, it is possible not to use stitches, since the plate material, if it is followed by proper installation, gives sufficient rigidity to the whole structure.

  Scheme of the frame house wall

In any countries with a temperate climate, the construction of the walls of a frame house implies insulation. For this frame wall fits perfectly. Insulation is mounted in the openings of the frame pillars and does not occupy the usable area inside, as well as outside, where an additional width of overhangs of the roof would have to be reserved for the hinged insulation.

This page presents the constructive scheme of the walls of the frame house, the so-called “cake of the frame wall”. (more…)

How to strengthen the foundation of the house with your own hands

  • Ways to strengthen the base under the house and the reasons for its destruction
  • Technology to increase the strength of the structure using shotcrete
  • Economical way to repair the base of the cottage
  • Reinforced concrete shirt for strip foundations
  • Peculiarities of the maintenance of the structure with piles

Dilapidated buildings after a long period of operation require repair. This applies not only to the walls and roof of a brick or wooden structure, but also to the supporting base. Reinforcement will be required for the foundation of a structure under the ground, and in the case of an increase in the number of floors that was not planned during the construction phase. Harmful effect on the support of the cottage climatic conditions (heaving of the soil) and humidity. The expiration of the specified service life will lead to the formation of cracks, entailing the need to strengthen the foundation of the old house. (more…)

How to sheathe a house with drywall from the inside

  How to sheathe a house with drywall from the inside

Self crate walls

Considering the ability of gypsum to absorb moisture even from the air, it is possible to sheathe the walls from the inside with gypsum plasterboard only in houses with heating and year-round living. Otherwise, after 3 – 4 winters, repairs will have to be done again and fight mold.

Wood is an ideal building material for the home. It retains heat well, absorbs noise, and cleans the air. The complexity of the decoration consists in the peculiarities of the tree to constantly change its size – to breathe. This must be taken into account when making the installation of drywall in a wooden house. GKL mounted only on the crate. Even on the walls of glued laminated timber drywall is not glued directly to the surface.

Sheathe plasterboard inside the ceiling and walls can be, if they are flat and do not sit down. (more…)