Quality, sustainability and ecology -
Gokstad Hus timber frame houses
We recommend wood-frame houses
Speed of construction - timber frame homes do tend to go up quicker, but not by much, buy the time you take into account the lead times for getting frames ordered there’s probably a much smaller difference than people would have you believe.
The timber is a renewable raw material that Gokstad Hus considers to be the most suitable construction material when designing environmentally suited houses.
Timber provides a stable and dense wall with good insulation.
When you build a wooden frame house, you get a house with excellent energy value.
Our goal is to create homes with a good indoor climate, without toxins and unnecessary environmental impacts.
Our environmentally friendly houses are useful not only for the world but also for you
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Our Timber Frame houses have been tested in harsh conditions for years
Why people trust us
Talk about the construction of your dream house.
A sketch of your dream house or an architect's drawing is the first step for us to start work at your home
Your home frame and dethals are produced in a short time
Once the production process has been completed, home transposition to the building site is organised and house assembly is started
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Way to get to your house
Frequently Asked Questions
The term ’’Timber frame' typically describes a system of panelised structural walls and floors constructed from small section timber studs, clad with board products, in which the timber frame transmits vertical and horizontal loads to the foundations. It is generally not used to refer to timber post and beam structures or to timber engineered structural frames.
In terms of materials used, the cost of timber is lower, but not by much. Also, whether timber or brick are used the rest of the build costs will be the same. Foundations, plumbing, sewers, access roads and the like will cost just as much regardless of the frame. The main saving with timber frames is in the construction itself.
Timber frame construction is an efficient and flexible build method. Compared to traditional masonry, it can accommodate more timber frame insulation in between the wooden studs, as in a cavity.
Wood framing can last 50 to several hundred years, depending on care and construction quality. Here are the factors and issues to consider when deciding how long a wood frame house will last:
- Quality of Construction
- Frequency of Repair and Maintenance
- Local Climate
Wood is the only truly renewable construction material on the planet. But wood and timber frame construction, in particular, is far more than a renewable resource or “nice” building method.
Timber frame house production process