For a full-fledged life in a country house with all the comforts and pleasures, it is necessary to place on the site many important elements, including various landscape design zones and useful additional buildings. This can be achieved by increasing the functionality of buildings. So, for example, a usual wooden bath can have minimum dimensions and maximum functionality due to the second attic floor. In this article we will talk about what is convenient for a 6 to 6 bath with a mansard, what material to choose for its construction, what are the stages of its construction, what are the design solutions of such buildings.
The main advantage of a two-level bath is that it allows you to save space on the site. If, for example, homeowners want to have a spacious bath with a comfortable seating area, they can get it by highlighting the minimum building spot. At the same time, the recreation area is partially or fully assigned to the attic part of the building.
Often, baths with attic are built in order not to build any object separately. For example, in the attic of the bath can be located:
winter garden, etc.
Attic over the bath can be framed as a veranda with a wide glazing in this case, it will serve as a gazebo. Sometimes the upper level of the bath or garage is settled as a separate dwelling for one of the family members.
Having two objects under the same roof can save you a lot of money on building, connecting communications, heating and room maintenance.
Another important advantage is that the mansard baths built of timber or logs look much more effective than single-storeyed ones. High slopes of the roof give them an elegant silhouette. A beautiful bathhouse with an attic can become a stylish center of landscape design on the site.
The operational specificity of a bath requires the use of materials with certain characteristics for its construction, the main of which is environmental friendliness. The walls of the bath should not emit harmful substances even in conditions of high humidity and sudden temperature changes. Under these conditions, they should not be deformed or destroyed. In addition, for the bath is very difficult to choose the option of exterior and interior decoration. Therefore, it is better to build it from materials that do not need lining.
Modern construction wood meets all these conditions. It is made with the use of advanced technologies, the result is a material ideal for the construction of bath complexes. Today it is possible to quickly and relatively inexpensively build a bath from a log or a bar made from coniferous woods (cedar, fir, larch, pine), or hardwood (linden, aspen, birch, oak).
On our website you can find contacts of construction companies that offer design services for small architectural forms: gazebos, grill houses, etc. You can directly communicate with representatives by visiting the Low-rise Country exhibition.
A log is a building material that is very much in demand today. By type of processing is divided into several varieties. Here are the main ones.
Planed. This type of log is made by electroplane treatment. At the same time an insignificant layer of wood is removed, and the fiber system remains unharmed, which provides the material with high performance properties. However, the shape of a planed log is not ideal, but conical - as the natural shape of a tree trunk.
Rounded. In the manufacture of such a log, a substantial part of the upper layer is cut on the machine in order to give the log a regular cylindrical shape. As a result, the characteristics of the material are somewhat reduced, but it becomes the most convenient for construction.
Scrapped. This treatment option involves removing the minimum layer of bark. Glued wood retains its natural resinousness, which makes it as durable as possible. But in form it is not perfect, and it is difficult to lay out walls from it without noticeable gaps between the crowns.
Usually, for the construction of a bath, choose a rounded material that allows you to make very high-quality log houses without cracks and gaps. There is an opinion that it is better for a bathhouse to choose wood of natural moisture, rather than dried wood. But not all experts agree with this opinion. In any case, trust the purchase of logs should be professional builders who have experience in choosing quality wood.
The peculiarity of a log sauna is that it shrinks, and it can only be operated through Goth after completion of construction. After all the walls are laid out, the log building must be sanded and the caulking tool made several times.
In the manufacture of a bar from a conventional log, by cutting, wood of square or rectangular cross section is obtained. Timber, too, is of several types.
Classic non-profiled. Plain timber with smooth edges cut from solid wood.
Profiled. The edges of such a bar have special grooves (ridges) for the most accurate connection of the bars to each other.
Glued laminated timber. In its manufacture, several thin lamellas are folded and glued together under a press. The result is a high-tech wood material.
Polubrus. In its manufacture, the log is processed only from two opposite sides, designed to connect the crowns. The other two sides remain semicircular. Buildings of this material have the appearance of a log log house, but retain the technical characteristics of a log beam.
A beam bath can be used almost immediately after construction is completed. Shrinkage can be from 1 to 10 percent depending on the type of material. Glued laminated timber has a minimal shrinkage percentage. Non-profiled timber gives the maximum shrinkage and after erection of walls requires caulks and finishes. Other options can be served without caulk.
On our site you can find contacts of construction companies that offer services for the construction of baths. Directly to communicate with representatives, you can visit the exhibition of houses "Low-rise Country".
To choose between a rounded log and a profiled bar you need to compare the main characteristics of these materials. Timber goes a little more expensive logs. But he has his advantages. It weighs less, which saves on the arrangement of the foundation and transportation. At the same time, it provides the premises with higher thermal insulation.
As regards shrinkage, here too, the advantage is on the side of the timber. Its shrinkage is predictable, even in the case of material with natural moisture. It "shrinks" more evenly and smoothly. The log, in most cases, after shrinking, produces such effects as the appearance of cracks and interwall gaps, as well as the deformation of the forms. Get rid of all this can only be by re-caulking.
There is one more criterion - appearance. Bath 6x6 with an attic and a terrace of a log looks like a classic Russian hut from a fairy tale. For many homeowners, this factor is decisive. But the timber is also quite aesthetic. It looks good in both classical and modern architecture. So, for example, if a cottage on a plot is built in high-tech or constructivism style, then an authentic log building will look beside it harmoniously. But the log bath is quite fit into any architectural environment.
With all these differences, it is often the choice that is made in favor of a more convenient material in construction. Build easier from profiled timber. The tongue-and-groove system allows you to quickly and easily connect individual elements. This affects the speed of construction of the building. Therefore, many homeowners choose exactly timber.
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Consider a step-by-step process of building a bath from a profiled bar. The first thing you need to choose a place for its location. According to the rules and regulations, it should stand at a distance of at least 3 meters from the fence, 8 meters from the house, 12 meters from the well, 8 meters from the neighbors. Choosing a suitable place to build, you can begin planning and construction.
For the construction of a bath, you can use one of the typical projects developed by professional architects. If you wish, you can order an individual 6x6 bath project, the layout of which will fully comply with the existing requirements.
When designing a compact bath, the most important thing is to conveniently place all the necessary rooms. It should be a steam room, washing, bathroom, rest room. It is also desirable to have a small vestibule to effectively keep the temperature and a room in which you can fold things.
You can build a regular bath on a lightweight strip foundation .But for construction with an attic in some cases, choose a tape-pile variant of the foundation. The choice depends on the soil conditions on the site. The weaker the ground, the more justified the use of a tape-pile foundation.
The beam can be purchased as usual material in accordance with the calculations of the designer. And you can buy ready domokklekt, which is a kind of designer with the elements of the desired parameters.
Building a house-set is very quick and easy. But when building a sauna 6 6 with an attic, working with standard bars is also not difficult, since their length is just 6 meters.
Before assembly, you must lay additional rails on the foundation base. They should be placed at a distance of 25 cm, and their thickness should be from 5 to 10 cm. After installation, this structure should be filled with mounting foam or similar insulating material.
Before laying, all bars should be thoroughly treated with an antiseptic, which will protect them from moisture and insects, as well as give fireproof properties to wood. If a pine or linden tree is chosen for a log house, it is advisable to use bars of more stable wood - larch or aspen for the first crown in contact with the foundation of the building.
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In order for the walls of the log house to turn out to be warm enough, when building them, you need to lay the seams with jute. You can apply another insulation, but the use of jute is the least labor-intensive and runs as quickly as possible.
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The ventilation system is needed in any building. In the bath, it is simply necessary. In conditions of high humidity without reliable ventilation, even well-treated wood will not last long. The location of the supply and ventilation holes in the walls is laid in the project. Make them necessary in the build process.
It is very important to cover it with a roof as soon as possible after the assembly of the log house. Roofing pie should consist of all the layers necessary for the construction of the attic. It should be insulated, insulated from moisture, it should be provided with a roof ventilation system.
Roof of a bath from a bar
A variant of bath planning, in which all rooms of the bath complex are located on the lower level. In the attic there are 2 additional rooms that can be arranged at the discretion of the owners. On the first floor a little space is occupied by a corner compact terrace. Nevertheless, there is enough space for all architectural elements. As can be seen in this example, a 6x6 bath layout with a loft can include not only mandatory, but also additional architectural elements.
In this embodiment, the stair to the second floor is located in the hall. This planning course allows you to use the attic without going into the bath complex. On the second floor there are 3 rooms. If one of them is equipped as a kitchen-living room, and the second as a bathroom, the attic of the bath will become a separate, isolated dwelling.
In this project provided walk-through wardrobe room. Under the recreation area allocated 3 rooms, 2 of which are located in the attic. One of the attic rooms can be turned into a billiard room or home bar. Bath 6x6, the project of which includes several rooms for recreation is very convenient for a large company.
An example of this development of a bath of 5 in size 8 shows how, by changing the proportions of the building, it is possible to successfully accommodate additional architectural elements - a terrace and a balcony. The originality of the project is that the terrace here is a bit "recessed" in the building structure, which allows you to plan a fairly spacious room in the attic.
This sauna building can be at the same time summer kitchen, for which there is a place in the veranda. The balcony on the second floor is a great place for tea drinking with family or guests. Isolated room in the attic is quite suitable for arranging a workshop or office.
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A private sauna at the site significantly increases the level of comfort in a country residence.But if you build a bathhouse 6 by 6 with an attic and a terrace, you can at the minimum cost of space get the most useful additional structure, which also decorate the landscape composition of the whole household.