Projects of frame houses 6x8 meters are suitable for implementation in the northern and other regions, for the middle zone and southern climate. Plans for buildings with a terrace and an attic, with a bay window, two-story and one-story ready-made, can be freely found by contacting construction companies. But besides a successful project, there are many other factors that matter, which are worth talking about in more detail.
Features of the
A frame house of 6x8 meters around the perimeter is a good choice for construction on a plot of almost any area, from 10 acres to several hectares. For the northern regions, shield objects are thoroughly insulated, and sometimes they are completely lined with bricks or artificial stone in order to increase their operational characteristics. The small usable area of the building is not a hindrance to creating a comfortable environment.
It can be increased by erecting an attic or bay window, a second floor, an extension to a garage and a terrace.
The distinctive features of frame houses 6 by 8 meters include the following characteristics
- Minimizing costs. The costs of building frame structures are not too high, they can be erected on a light pile, screw base or slab.
- High construction speed. Wooden boards or building slabs quickly cover a significant area of the wall. The assembly of the frame also does not take much time. The building is almost immediately ready for finishing, there is no need to wait for shrinkage, as is the case with a log and a bar. Buildings can be erected at any time of the year.
- Simplicity of insulation. Thermal insulation is laid inside the walls, its degree can be varied based on the climatic conditions of the building.
- Modern layout. Almost any ideas can be realized, including the most unusual ones, with radial protrusions or arches, with podiums and niches.
- Wide range of floor materials. They are determined based on the expected level of stress.
- The possibility of increasing the area due to superstructures. This allows, with a relatively small perimeter of the building, to provide sufficient volumes of space inside.
- Aesthetics. Frame buildings, regardless of their architecture and area, look very attractive. Finishing can be done using the most modern materials and technologies.
Some disadvantage of 6 by 8 meter frame houses is the limited choice of design solutions. The small footprint significantly reduces the number of layout and configuration options. In addition, panel buildings need more thorough thermal insulation, without a properly selected outer coating, the walls will also suffer from fungus, mold, and moisture. Capital (all-season) objects are considered to be with a frame of 200 mm or more in cross-section. Light summer ones are built from a beam of 10 cm.
The variety of design solutions is a great advantage. But in the case of houses 6 by 8 meters, their choice is not so great. The limited area is more suitable for summer cottages or buildings for seasonal living. A two-storey winter house with a boiler room can accommodate a family with 1 or 2 children. The framework of such a building is easiest to build from a bar, panel elements can be represented by ready-made heat-insulated panels or chipboard, OSB.
Regardless of whether the building will have 1 or 2 floors, there are certain general rules for the design of such buildings.
With dimensions around the perimeter of 6 by 8 meters, the frame house must have:
- windows facing the sunny side - the building itself is located on the site so that the maximum amount of natural light gets into the living quarters;
- isolated utility and auxiliary rooms - for the boiler room, sauna, boiler room, there are strict rules that do not allow them to be placed together with other rooms;
- load-bearing walls 200-300 mm thick - it is not recommended to exceed this indicator in frame structures;
- interior partitions no more than 90-120 mm - this thickness of internal walls is optimal, drywall is suitable as a material for them.
When choosing a design solution, the features of the relief, the climatic conditions of the building are also taken into account. One-story buildings are rare. Most often, the object has 2 floors with a total area of up to 96 meters. This is quite enough to accommodate 3-4 bedrooms, a living room, a hall and bathrooms, as well as auxiliary rooms inside. However, in addition to standard projects, there are also original ones.
This architectural solution cannot be called a complete replacement for a two-story structure. The attic is the space under the roof, on which sleeping areas are usually located, sometimes an additional bathroom, a home workshop, a studio for creative studies. In order for this territory to become a full-fledged part of the living area of a frame house, it is necessary to ensure that the following conditions are met.
- Roof insulation. It should not affect the indoor climate. Accordingly, the roofing "cake" should have enough layers so that the temperature inside the house does not drop during periods of extreme cold snap.
- Waterproofing. It will allow you not to experience problems with leaks during periods of precipitation.
- Noise insulation of floors. If the attic will be residential, it will be necessary to reduce the sound transmission of the interfloor structures.
- Light load. Interior materials, furniture, interior items should be as lightweight as possible. If the loads are exceeded, deformations and cracks may appear in the walls and foundation.
The attic floor must not be heavily loaded.
Accordingly, it is better to place premises here that do not involve the movement of a large number of people. The best choice would be bedrooms and children's rooms. If possible, the attic floor is best used only as a seasonal alternative to the main space. There you can arrange a place to sleep in the summer.
A significant disadvantage of attic structures is the need to adapt other elements of the facade to the peculiarities of their architecture. For example, windows will have to be made to order. When arranging an attic floor over an existing frame structure of a building, difficulties may arise with the formation of condensation, an increase in the cost of heating the building.
This element is an additional framing area around the house. It can be built on 1 or 2 floors at once, erected under the roof or remain open. In this case, the support pillars do not carry a significant load. The terrace increases the total area of the building; it can accommodate a recreation area or a children's play area. This element provides the required architectural variety and makes the typical design more attractive.
The terrace can be located in the project:
- next to the porch, adjoining it;
- on the back of the facade;
- from one of the ends;
- on 2 or 3 walls of the building.
This element is equipped with a handrail and a railing, it can be supplemented with glazing or special curtains that protect from the scorching sun. Terraced houses look more harmonious. It is only important to accurately calculate the loads on the foundation, because this part has a common support with the building itself.
With bay window
A protruding structural element on the facade wall, above the first floor or basement, usually semicircular or polygonal. A bay window allows you to add useful space to a compact house of 6x8 meters. Such objects are used to install a fireplace or to equip a guest bed, they can become an additional recreation area. In frame houses, this element of the facade is rarely used, since the structure itself assumes the maximum simplification of the design solution.
A building with a bay window requires the use of a Middle Eastern style in its layout. It is also appropriate in the palace style of the Renaissance. Some projects in the aesthetics of country or Victorian England also feature a bay window. But the calculation of the loads in this case will be much more difficult.
In addition, the absence of additional supports at the protrusion requires strengthening the structure.
The popularization of frame construction using American, Canadian or Scandinavian technology has led to the emergence of new design solutions. A house of 6 by 8 meters with a garage brought under one roof with it is most often presented in the form of a one-story building. In this case, the parking space is located on the side of the building facade or adjoins it from the side, expanding the usable area. You can make an entrance from the garage to the house so as not to waste time walking down the street with purchases or other goods upon your return.
To preserve the integrity of the facade solution, it is worth choosing siding for finishing the house. At the same time, the garage is equipped with lifting horizontal gates. Such projects look very modern, they allow you to get additional space for placing a workshop or boiler room in the annex.
With a balcony
The presence of a balcony is a good solution for two-story houses. This element allows you to get additional space for drying clothes or relaxing, here you can arrange a tea table, equip a small workshop. In houses measuring 6 by 8 meters, the balcony is rarely remote, so its area usually does not exceed 2-3 m2.
Arrangement of rooms
The interior plan of a house is no less important than its architecture. Before approving the drawing, the owner should draw up the most convenient interior layout scheme. In the case of a building measuring 6 by 8 meters around the perimeter, the living area will not be too large. Accordingly, you will have to make sure that the layout is as rational as possible.
The number and location of rooms largely depends on the number of storeys in the building. It is worth considering the following points.
In one-story houses. Such frame structures are made with a free layout and a fenced-in bedroom or with isolated rooms located on both sides of the hallway or corridor. At the end of this room, a combined bathroom is usually located against a blank wall
In houses with attics. The bedrooms are cleaned up here. Downstairs, you can arrange a hall, smoothly turning into the kitchen, living room, shower and toilet. Also in the "technical" floor of the house there is a boiler room or boiler room, here it is worth making a dressing room, a guest bedroom
In two-storey cottages. Here, the total area increases with the number of rooms. On the 1st floor, in addition to the kitchen and the living room, there can be an office, a nursery, and the entrance hall will turn into a small vestibule that turns into a dressing room. On the 2nd tier, you can place a library, private rooms of the owners
The layout even in small houses can and should be individual.
Almost any architectural solution can be adapted to the needs of a particular owner. It is only important to inform the project developer about this in a timely manner.
When choosing the best project for a house with seasonal or year-round living, you have to pay special attention to the compliance of its internal and external qualities. Examples of objects measuring 6 by 8 meters will allow you to appreciate the most interesting options for their configuration.