A wooden house as an extension to an existing building

Wood was ideal as a building material to create an extension to an existing building. The range extends from the closing of a terrace and construction of a winter garden to the multi-storey extension of the living space. A wooden house cultivation is less expensive than an extension with stone and beautifies the appearance.

Fast construction

When a family grows or the living space is to be extended and improved for comfort, wooden construction is often the ideal solution. Even smaller attachments such as superior bay windows can cause major changes in the basic house. Cleverly placed, the living spaces can be decisively enlarged in two or three storeys with only two to three meters wide extension and a depth of one to two meters.

A big advantage of a wooden house is the lower construction costs than for masonry. This results in a lower usage restriction, faster execution and usually also lower costs. The flexibility of wooden constructions can range from simple prefabrication to the integration of new building parts. Hanging attachments generate housing space even on higher floors and can, for example, be mounted on support beams.

Execution and scope

Since every house has an individual shape and can be built on different sides, depending on the location and personal taste, some fundamental questions should be considered during planning:

  • Is the cultivation pre-set or integrated in the masonry?
  • Does the extension have its own roof or should it be integrated under the main roof?
  • Should a basement or cellar extension be made or is the wooden house placed on a floor slab?
  • Is only one insulation required or does the heating system have to be extended into the annex?
  • Do false ceilings have to be confiscated for multi-storey extensions?
  • Is the installation of windows and doors planned and to what extent?

Costs and prices

The costs for the cultivation are very individual, because the constructions are unique. In general, the price calculation in the wooden house is built in three unit differences.

  • The gross volume content indicates the enclosed space in cubic meters
  • The gross floor area reflects the total area including the trade
  • The usable areas describe the actually gained living space

Tips & Tricks

As a rule of thumb, you can count on one third of the cubic meter price (eg 500 Euro) for the volume compared to the square meter floor area (1500 Euro). The price difference between floor space and usable space (2000 Euro) is approximately the price of the room contents (500 Euro) per square meter.

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