The durability of a wooden house depends on the choice of wood which represents both the insulation and structural material and the decorative material. Wood therefore takes several forms during construction. Discover with Axe&D, builder of luxurious custom-made houses in Haute-Savoie, near Annecy, the different woods used in the construction of wooden houses.
Framing wood is also called structural wood. It is the wood that is found in the structure of the building. Framing wood represents the sections essential to the structure of the house. These include posts, beams, joists, lintels, structural timber, floor framing, roof framing and even stud timber. All these pieces of wood require, in certain cases, large spans and the technical particularities must correspond to their structural attribution.
There are several groups of framing lumber, including standard construction lumber and engineered lumber. There are also several standard woods such as:
- light structural timber,
- jointed wood,
- large timber.
Lightweight structural lumber is used in many construction projects. This wood is characterized by a resinous appearance. Examples include fir and spruce. Lightweight structural timber is sawn and planed to obtain standard sizes. Heavy lumber corresponds to the large pieces usually used in the construction of posts and beams. Jointed wood is an assembly of small pieces of dry wood.
Engineered wood is much more processed than traditional construction wood. It is a material that has many advantages, particularly on an ecological and technical level. It is very resistant and allows you to obtain large-sized wood. Entrust us with your wooden house construction project if you want to have a prestigious property designed with high quality materials. Our expertise has been recognized for many years and all our achievements are unique.