I’m Rafael Torralba Morillas and both my collaborators and I are a company with an extensive experience in the construction of all types of wooden structures, the result of our collaboration with leading companies in the sector.
We are strongly committed to the environment and sensitized to the well-being of the human being.
We understand that we are an alternative to this world in which the ethics of many of the companies in this sector are more inclined towards the quick benefit, giving priority to the piece and neglecting the quality.
That is why we have developed qualities of identity such as responsibility, personalized service with our clients, honesty and commitment.
We offer the availability of moving to any geographical point to direct and directly carry out your projects.
Our wooden houses comply with the criteria of quality and respect for the environment, since they come from forests managed in such a way that this raw material becomes an unlimited source of renewable energy.
Our constructions range from garden sheds to houses of any size and various heights.
First of all, let’s take a tour of the world of wooden houses.
WHAT WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WOODEN HOUSES
Living in a wooden house is beneficial for health and a future investment that provides well-being and harmony in us and with our environment.
This well-being is corroborated by the many families that already live in these houses. They are the testimony and our best guarantee of trust.
Despite all this, there are some doubts that arise to the person who is attracted to experience this quality of life and has not had the opportunity to obtain reliable information. Now we can clarify some issues.
COMFORT AND ENERGY SAVING
Wood is a natural insulator and due to its properties, it is also an excellent regulator of environmental humidity.
That is why we will notice, provided they are well built, that in winter they are warm and in summer they are cool.
In other words, it is not necessary to install devices and systems of air conditioning too powerful, so we will save on installation costs and consumption bills.
It is more than contrasted that the savings reach more than 40%.
The beneficial effects of living in a wooden house on our health are also well documented.
Some people believe that wood is a delicate material when subjected to the rigors of inclemency.
In a way it is true when the wood is not of good quality and it has not been treated properly.
However, the experience of houses built for centuries in countries with a tradition of wooden houses, proves that this is not the case, because we find houses with several hundred years whose wood continues to enjoy very good health.
This is because the wood used comes, like our houses, from the areas closest to the polar circle, whose properties are achieved by the incidence of light and weather.
That is to say, when having little light they grow very slowly and the trunks have a very high density making them less vulnerable to external aggressions.
This, together with a responsible exploitation policy, make this raw material an excellent material.
Once the house is built, it is subjected to a treatment with quality lasures, both externally and internally.
This is very important, since using the right products makes
Our house is well protected and healthy.
The products used are always open pore to allow the wood, so to speak, to breathe.
First, we give a fund that already leaves the wood immunized against insects and fungi.
This already pigmented background, acts as an ultraviolet filter. Afterwards, it is given the finishing varnish, also with an open pore, which gives it the ideal appearance and protection.
These products are also water, freeing us from unwanted emissions and respecting the environment.
Once this is done, we should only worry about giving them treatment from time to time, especially external, which on the other hand, is not very expensive.
Otherwise, like any house.
This time is variable depending on several factors:
• Incidence of solar radiation due to the location and orientation of the house.
• Geographical area (coast, mountain, etc.)
• The climate of the area.
• Meteorology, because from one year to the next it changes sometimes.
Another concern when choosing a wooden house is the issue of safety, because being of wood, which is a combustible material, the question arises about what behavior the house will have in case of mishaps in which it is involved. the fire.
For the peace of mind of those who are considering acquiring a wooden house, we will tell you that both our houses with solid trunk and light framework (Frame), more than comply with the regulations regarding protection.
We will give a simple example to know the behavior of solid trunk houses in case of fire.
All of us have participated more or less at some time in a wood barbecue. Well, we can be with the lighter on a week under a thicker trunk, we will not turn it on unless we put smaller pieces, in order to make a powerful fire to light the larger trunk.
The fires in the houses never start with the structure, but first they light curtains, carpets, small furniture, etc. which is what causes a large fire that ends up affecting the structure.
Well, when we have a fire of these characteristics, it is the same as wood or other material, with the particularity that wood is not a good thermal conductor. So we can isolate the fire in a room, giving us more time to react.
This is so because they do not contain, as in concrete, the metal rods that when dilated expand, crack and collapse structures. In this way the fire is stopped with a little more time.
As for light-framed houses, the types of insulators and different parts of the structure are treated with fire retardant materials retarding the effects of fire.
But as I said before, when there is a very big fire of the elements contained in the house, it happens like any other house, whatever the material, but it is good to take into consideration the times that we have to deal with any eventuality that in the case of the houses built with our criteria are extended giving more reaction time.
It is also well known that wooden houses are much more resistant to movements that may be due to land settlements or earthquakes, due to their relative flexibility, making them safer if you live in an area of seismic risk.
Anyway, it should be noted that before the forces of nature there are few things that human beings can do, but it is noteworthy that buildings such as some oriental pagodas, located in areas that have suffered earthquakes, are still standing, being built of wood .
For promoters and collaborating entities with reconstruction programs in countries that have suffered natural disasters or armed and destructive conflicts, we will tell you that wooden constructions are an excellent solution due to their low cost and speed in construction, both provisional and final.
Given the disparity in prices that exist in the market, we would like to make some reflections that may help us understand what we are acquiring and what we want for ourselves and our family.
• Do we want a dwelling or an auxiliary cabin?
• Is the wood of good quality?
• Where does the wood come from?
• Thickness of the trunks
• Is it laminated?
• Do you comply with the building law of your country?
• Technically, are they well designed?
• Do they have qualified assemblers with knowledge and training?
• Are the materials used, such as insulation, well calculated?
• Do you offer guarantees that the agreement is fulfilled?
• Are windows and doors of good quality and comply with regulations?
• Do you use lasures that are respectful of the environment and of quality?
To all this we can say that we guarantee that all these questions can be answered satisfactorily.
Once these specifications are clarified, we now go on to detail the expenses that are derived when building a house.
It must be taken into account that any construction that is intended for housing must comply with the building law and carry their corresponding municipal permits, geotechnical study of the plot and project carried out by the architect.
Previously we must collect the municipal regulations that define margins between neighbors, maximum heights, roof slopes and materials allowed or not. These data are variables from one municipality to another, as well as taxa.
For auxiliary buildings or garden sheds, the current regulations must be consulted in each municipality.
Once these things have been found out, the budget of the project executed by an architect and the costs of the foundation must be ordered. In this section you have to take into account the terrain where you plan to build, because depending on the type of base (earth, stone, sandstone, etc.) and the unevenness of the terrain, the budget can vary significantly.
Once we have these costs in hand, the calculation of the house will be defined taking into account the design of the house (m2, distribution, number of floor levels, etc.).
Providing us with this information, we will gladly prepare a brief budget for you.