Quality, sustainability and ecology -

Gokstad Hus timber frame houses

We recommend wood-frame houses

Advantages

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

Company quality certificates

SINTEF
Gokstad Hus has SINTEF certificate that shows that we are producing high-quality buildings that meet Norwegian housing construction standards

SENTRALT GODKJENT

Sentralt Godkjent – quality scheme for companies in the construction industry.

ISO

ISO 9001: 2015 Control system certificate attesting the development and implementation of quality processes in practice

StartBank

Startbank and Central approval certificates demonstrate the company’s competitiveness in both the Latvian and Norwegian markets

Our Timber Frame houses have been tested in harsh conditions for years

Timber Frame Home production process, quality and deadline are not affected by bad weather – wind, cold or rain, so the production of such houses does not stop even during the cold season. Weather conditions have little influence on assembly of such house – a relatively short work time on the construction site makes it easier to adapt to the weather. The heavily machined structural timber used with the materials for thermal insulation creates a system for building sustainable wall, floor and ceiling structures. This balance means a perfect combination of the most important aspects of the modern construction industry that is focused on ecology and energy saving in all circumstances.

Why people trust us

Gokstad Hus is a growing company, that is developed together with customers and employees. Our core values, long-term perspective, simplicity, drive and responsibility permeate our business.

Our Services

Kind service

Talk about the construction of your dream house.

Drawings

A sketch of your dream house or an architect's drawing is the first step for us to start work at your home

Production

Your home frame and dethals are produced in a short time

Assembling

Once the production process has been completed, home transposition to the building site is organised and house assembly is started

Gokstad Hus experience

For more than 15 years, our houses have been cheering customers by striking with high-quality, individual projects. Our houses are ecological place of life, as built from sustainable material – wood.

More than 100 successful projects in Latvia and Scandinavia.

Our houses are manufactured in our factory, thus protecting the structures from negative impacts of the external environment in the manufacturing and construction process.

We offer customers to visit our production or building sites to familiarise themselves with the process of producing houses.

We know that building a house is one of life's greatest projects and that you may have never built a house before. So we're doing everything we can to drive you up to your new home

Way to get to your house

1

The journey to the new house begins with an appointment, suitably, in person or remotely.

2

During the meeting, we consider your idea by providing individual access to each customer.​

3

Appointment You'll get a sketch, the first cost estimate.​

4

When we have matched your wishes with the opportunities we offer, we sign the agreement.​

5

Preparation of building permit documents. In this context, you have to decide what the house should look like outside.​

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

Timber

Frame

Houses

Benefits of wooden frame houses

Low construction weight (frame houses are 5-6 times lighter than brick houses).

Relatively short construction time.

Readily available materials.​

No need for large construction equipment.

Good value for money.

Easier to modernize.

Internal communications (water, sewerage, heating) hidden inside walls.

Eco-friendly, renewable materials.

The ability to express architectural preferences (to construct a house of individual shape and internal planning) more easily.

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