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Wooden frame vs. log houses (regulations?)

Hello,

Happy new year!

I have created a house building company offering wooden frame houses. These houses are accepted by (almost) all communes since they can easily reach (even exceed) energy standards, like MINERGIE.

Lately, I have been contacted also by a log house provider.
Does anyone know if such houses face any problems to obtain building permits as primary residences? Are they only preferred for second accommodation, e.g. Chalets?
Contemporary Log houses do not necessarily look like a chalet, but I do not know if there is any problem.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Hello,

Happy new year!

I have created a house building company offering wooden frame houses. These houses are accepted by (almost) all communes since they can easily reach (even exceed) energy standards, like MINERGIE.

Lately, I have been contacted also by a log house provider.
Does anyone know if such houses face any problems to obtain building permits as primary residences? Are they only preferred for second accommodation, e.g. Chalets?
Contemporary Log houses do not necessarily look like a chalet, but I do not know if there is any problem.
Any help would be appreciated.
There are plenty of log homes in CH, it's not an issue. As outside walls need to be 30cm now, often additional insulation is used inside which is a shame.
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Re: Wooden frame vs. log houses (regulations?)

Thank you...

does this mean that solid wooden houses (without additional thermal insulation) inside or outside are not any more accepted as they cannot reach low U values?
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Thank you...

does this mean that solid wooden houses (without additional thermal insulation) inside or outside are not any more accepted as they cannot reach low U values?
No problem with U values however the minimum wall thickness needs to be 30cm, which is perfectly possible with logs just very expensive, so many people have built with 20cm logs or less & used additional insulation.
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Does this comment also apply to the Glulam houses?
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Does this comment also apply to the Glulam houses?
You will have to check in the village you want to build, but I believe a 30cm thick wall is a requirement for an house. The rule came in about 10 years ago.
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You will have to check in the village you want to build, but I believe a 30cm thick wall is a requirement for an house. The rule came in about 10 years ago.
This is good wall thickness.


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