Wooden houses (timber and logs), despite all their advantages, need periodic repair - this applies to even the most durable buildings built according to all the rules. More than half of the wooden houses in the private sector were inherited from previous generations, and have a solid experience of use. But even if the age of the house has passed for fifty years, it is still a living area, a valuable resource.
Sentimental feelings and the situation in the real estate market do not allow putting up such a structure (often having a non-representative form) for sale. Yes, and to the proceeds from the sale of the old house is hardly possible without additional financial investments to build a new house. Demolishing a dilapidated house and building a new one in its place is an option, for various reasons, not suitable for every family. The next logical step is the reconstruction of the house.
On the need for reconstruction (full or partial ) indicate the following features:
Any owner of the old wooden at home it wants to figure out what is more profitable - to repair an existing building or build a new one. Deciding whether they need a renovation of an old house is based on several factors:
A competent specialist will determine not only the deterioration of the building (which can be done by the owners); he will find out:
A professional builder will help assess the amount of work; will the reconstruction be complete, partial or meaningless (when it is worth thinking about building a new dwelling). In any case, the final decision is made based on his opinion.
When inspecting the house, it may be necessary:
As a rule, during the renovation:
This is important! Very often, during reconstruction works, unforeseen problems arise. For example, when replacing the floor rotted pipes are found, when replacing the roof - the absence of insulation. No one can foresee this until the finishing plating is removed, so you need to be prepared for unforeseen expenses.
Many owners of old wooden houses do not even know how to change their housing. Construction companies engaged in repair and reconstruction, have accumulated extensive experience working with the most dilapidated and neglected buildings. When the reconstruction of a village house is discussed, the project changes its shape more than once.
With any development, restoration of the house goes through several stages:
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During the assessment of the state of the house, the specialists carry out the necessary measurements. After the design documentation is made, in which the following is presented:
When preparing the technical task, the opinion of the owners is taken into account. Homeowners can decide:
The company is engaged in the preparation of permits for relevant organizations and provides the owners of the house a detailed budget, including:
Materials are purchased in a volume that is 5-10% larger than calculated. During the preparatory work, the elements of the building that require rework or replacement (roof, walls and internal partitions) are dismantled.
Reconstruction of an old wooden house begins with a foundation. The foundation is one of the most frequent problems of old buildings, because at one time it was done as economically as possible and with technological disabilities (under the weight of the structure, such a structure is deeply immersed in the ground). Most often under the wooden houses "with experience" there is a tape or column foundation, often located above the level of freezing. To assess the scope of work, inspect the outer part of the foundation, if necessary, dig out and the recessed part. Sometimes the foundation is missing, and the plinth is laid on the ground.
The strip foundation is reinforced or poured into a new foundation. To do this, lift the box with jacks, dismantling the floor and facing. For a columnar base, the best solution would be to install additional piles capable of redistributing the weight of the structure.
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Half a century ago, when building houses, few people thought about adhering to building rules and set up a reliable waterproofing between the foundation and walls. The lower rims of wooden dwellings freely saturated with moisture, rot and gradually fell into disrepair.
Replacement of crowns is carried out simultaneously with the reconstruction of the foundation, with the box hanging. Logs or bars, prepared for replacement, are treated with an antiseptic; between the new crowns and the base is equipped with waterproofing. When restoring walls, elements around the windows most often need replacing. Also from the moisture penetrating through the roof and accumulating in the insulation, often suffer from the upper crowns.
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Roof repair work takes two ways:
Old slate is replaced with a suitable modern material (which is mainly determined by its weight), heat and waterproofing of the attic is carried out.
The owners of the wooden house can go two ways:
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A floor in a wooden house (especially if it is built directly on the ground) is a very vulnerable structure. Depending on the state, the following operations are carried out:
Worn out window and door systems change to new ones; They can be wooden or metal-plastic. Ceiling repair is a must if beams are deformed; New wooden floors are usually installed.
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In old wooden houses it needs to be modernized most systems. Specialists should be invited to replace or install communications (water, gas, sewage, ventilation). Skilled craftsmen will make competent wiring (designed for modern loads and safe) and install an economical heating system.
At the final stage the kitchen and the bathroom are settled down; finishes are carried out on which the interior style will depend.
Even if the old house has deteriorated physically and mentally , having ceased to arrange the owners, it is not in a hurry to demolish. Modern technologies offered by construction companies will help to breathe a second life into your favorite home, with which many memories are connected.
Many owners of old wooden buildings are frightened by domestic inconvenience, the duration of work and innumerable material costs. This happens if the reconstruction of the village house is done by hand - the process can drag on for years. Ordering the reconstruction and restructuring of the professionals, the owners save time, money and nerves.
Having many years of experience in repairing wooden houses, experts will offer several options for reconstruction, and then rebuild and improve the house, turning it into a beautiful and comfortable accommodation. The exact price of reconstruction is determined at the stage of drawing up a project and depends on:
Prices for some services and works (Moscow Region ):
The cost of the material is included in the following types of work:
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An order in a building campaign is beneficial for many reasons:
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After 30-40 years of operation, any wooden house requires, if not reconstruction, then thorough repair. Even if it seems to the owners of the old building that demolition will be the best solution to the problem, advice from a person with a lot of practical experience will be useful. In practice, it may turn out that strong wood is under the sloppy and dark top layer, and the reconstruction will take much less time and money than building a new house.