When the foundation is ready, parts of wall kit are delivered to the construction site and the assembly of the house begins.
1. Installation of batter boards and sill logs. Laying the first layer of logs is a very crucial stage. You must make sure that corners of the foundation are laid out precisely on the same level. A layer of waterproofing material is laid on the foundation, and on top of it goes the first row of sill logs. The logs for the first layer are laid based on the location of all the future bearing and room dividing walls. For the first row, it is necessary to choose the largest in diameter and
straightest logs of the highest quality and carefully treat them with antiseptic and water repellent agents.
2. Assembly of supporting structure, walls and partitions. When the first layer of logs is done, we can begin one of the most important stages of building a house – walls assembly. It is necessary to add layers of thermal insulator between each log. The most commonly used material for this purpose is a jute-based fabric. While creating external corners of the house, logs can be connected together at the ends. Such a connection is called a “butt joint”. To
reduce heat conductivity and make the corners more reliable, it would be useful to create special joints. The most common types of woodworking joints are “dovetail”, “tongue and groove”, “half-lap”. Internal partitions are assembled simultaneously with the walls. The height of the log for both internal and external walls must be the same, but the difference lies in the fact that logs for partitions are usually of smaller thickness.
3. Roofing. Right after the assembly of walls, you can proceed to build the roof. The assembly of the roof starts with installing the supporting rafter system, following by the installation of the
lathing, then we lay the final roofing material. Since, during the first year after the assembly wooden houses tend to shrink, it is recommended to temporarily cover the roof with soft material.
4. Finishing works. At the end of the walls and roof installation, any wooden house needs from 3 to 9 months to shrink. The house made of rounded logs, profiled or glued timber does not
require any exterior decoration works, it can only be sanded and coated with retardants, it is also possible to paint the house any color you want. Wooden houses per se are unique in terms of design, but they also carry a special atmosphere of purity, harmony, and stability.