The desire to build a house from a bar measuring 8 by 9 meters is most often expressed by those land owners who plan to organize permanent residence on their territory. The area of the building in this case starts from 72 m2; in the presence of an attic or basement, it increases. The best projects of two-story and one-story houses made of glued or profiled timber should be considered in more detail.
Pros and cons of wooden houses
Houses made of glued and profiled beams measuring 8 by 9 meters have their own characteristics. They are quite diverse in terms of the types of design solutions, and allow even a large family to comfortably accommodate. The timber construction of the building has its advantages.
Such buildings look very attractive even without additional finishing. They go well with different types of landscape, can be erected in a modern style or country style.
Ease of assembly
In most cases, the house is assembled from a ready-made kit on a slab or pile foundation. This allows you to shorten the construction time.
Natural wood is the best building material possible. It is well suited for use in suburban housing, does not emit harmful substances and vapors.
This is especially true of laminated veneer lumber, although profiled options, subject to construction technology, also provide sufficient stability of their geometric parameters.
Savings on finishing
Timber houses can be left with wooden walls inside or finished with minimal cost. It is enough to protect the facade with special impregnations or paint; it does not need an expensive cladding either.
Long service life
Manufacturers guarantee 20 to 50 years of successful operation of their homes. Accordingly, you will not have to spend extra money on repairs.
Minimum foundation loads
Houses from a bar are light structures that allow work on their construction on difficult soils without deepening the basement.
There are also disadvantages. Among them is the need for regular renewal of the protective impregnation. Once every 3-5 years, it will be necessary to update the facade finish so that the wood does not start to rot or lose strength. The thermal insulation properties of the timber are also reduced in comparison with the log. In addition, the cheapest houses are built from conventional warp-prone material that requires caulking the gaps in the outer walls.
Options for the layout of the rooms of a one-story house
If there is only 1 floor in a house made of timber, it should be considered as seasonal housing. Only a small family will be able to live here on a permanent basis. Despite the impressive total area of more than 70 m2, conditions will be rather modest. It is unlikely that it will be possible to place inside more than 2 isolated bedrooms, and only one bathroom will fit.
In the case of one-story houses, the most preferable solution would be a project with an attic, in which the bedrooms will be taken out under the roof, and the premises for general and technical purposes will be located below. It's good if the project can accommodate 2 bathrooms instead of one. In addition, floor layouts can be centralized around the staircase, providing isolation in the attic.
A partially open space looks interesting in a one-story house. In this case the kitchen, dining room and living room are combined, and the bedrooms and bathroom are separated by an additional hall.
In this case, even with small children, it will be possible not to deny yourself the reception of guests.
How to arrange rooms in a two-story house?
Two-story log houses with an area of 8 by 9 meters are an excellent solution for suburban living. Their layouts are much more varied. In this case, the first floor can be equipped with a perimeter veranda, and a balcony on the second. The layout of the rooms also varies. It can be of several types.
Free. Most often it is used for 1 floor, combining several functional areas into a common one. On the 2nd tier of the house, such a solution is not very profitable to use, although today it is becoming more and more popular, allowing each owner to arrange partitions to his liking. This option is suitable for creating a recreation area upstairs with a home theater, a gym and a billiard room, while the bedroom is moved down.
Isolated. In this case, the plan does not provide for the presence of walk-through rooms. All of them are located in isolation.
Linear. In such projects, there is a common hall, around which functional and living areas are located parallel to each other, and the bedrooms can have a through passage. Their separation allows you to simplify the laying of communications on different floors. In addition, it is easier to solve the issues of heat insulation, sound insulation here.
Despite the fact that two-storey houses made of timber are considered to be family houses, they fit well into the concept of modern suburban housing for 1 owner.
Such buildings are increasingly being equipped for seasonal living and recreation, changing its layout almost beyond recognition.
The selection of a good project of a wooden house from a bar is not an easy task. It is important from the very beginning to understand how the design and content of the object will meet the owner's expectations. It is important to understand that the size of 8 by 9 meters can be conditional - this includes projects with parameters that differ by 0.5 m up or down. Some examples clearly demonstrate this.
House from a bar with an attic floor allows you to move living rooms upstairs, making the lower part of it more functional. In this project, at the entrance there is a spacious open porch, a living room and a single bathroom. On the 1st floor there are also 2 isolated living rooms, in the attic there are 4 of them.
This is more likely an option for a country or guest stay - it will be simply inconvenient to use 1 toilet and bathroom on an ongoing basis.
Classic one-storey house made of laminated veneer lumber suitable for permanent residence of a small family. Functional rooms here are located at the entrance: kitchen (1), vestibule (2), hall (3, 7) and separate bathroom (5, 6). The largest area is occupied by the living room (4), the bedrooms are isolated from each other. In general, the layout can be called successful: smells from the kitchen will not interfere with rest, and 2 halls will provide sufficient silence in the bedrooms.
Two-storey house made of laminated veneer lumber, with modern glazing and a French entrance door, it is proposed to build on a slab monolithic foundation. There are 2 bathrooms with showers at once. The second floor is reserved for 3 spacious bedrooms, one more is on the first.
In addition, the combined space of the living room-kitchen-dining room is of interest, which makes it possible to make the layout more modern.