FAQ - Frequently asked questions

  1. What are the differences between a timber frame and a prefab home?

    The timber frame home is based on a statically independent frame (self-supporting), which requires no structural panels. The frame can thus be clad in materials that provide the best thermal performance and offer great vapour permeability – the house that breathes. Using a frame ensures freedom in architecture. Mechanical and electrical installations are implemented on site (the same as in masonry construction), and can therefore be adapted to your requirements. Timber frame construction enables the application of traditional concrete screed, which is to be installed before wall insulation and finishes. This prevents the materials used from binding moisture, which would lead to breaking when drying out. A timber frame home can be built anywhere!
  2. What is the BLOWER DOOR TEST?

    The Blower door test measures the airtightness of buildings. It is defined as follows: the rate of air change through unsealed joints has to be less than 0.6-times the house volume per hour, the difference in pressure being 50 Pa. This factor applies to the passive home, which requires controlled ventilation. To avoid forced ventilation, the factor can be increased to 1 or 1.2 during construction (alternatively, it is possible to open a window in the morning).