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Building A Wooden House

You’ve decided to build a modern wooden house and live in a healthy environment – choose the project that suits you from our catalog of wooden houses and ask for a quote. We have years of experience in the study of wooden houses, their manufacture and construction, we offer projects in the following categories:

* Wooden two story homes of wood
* Cottages
* Public buildings
* Wooden saunas

To help you understand your wooden house needs, we’ve compiled a guide “10 steps required to build a wooden house”. These 10 steps required for a wooden house explain what to consider when planning the construction of this type of building and talking points prior to construction. The guide “10 steps required to build a wooden house” avoids unpleasant surprises when important details are forgotten in the design of a wooden house.

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The 10 steps required to build a wooden house

1 – What You Expect Of Your Future Wooden House
* Think about the look of your desired wooden house
* Make a list of your dreams, wishes and ideas about your future wooden house
* Discuss your ideas with other members of your family
* In what way must the rooms of your home be equipped?
* What use do you plan with this building (main residence, secondary, cottage, etc.)?
* What will the style of the wooden house be(modern, rustic, etc)?
* What type of wood do you want – logs or planks stacked, massive pieces of wood or glulam
* Who will be in charge of your project (architect, interior decorator)
* To get some ideas going see our standard projects and images of our wooden houses.

2 – Choose The Construction Site
* Size and shape of the site (construction type, surface, access, etc.)
* What are the elements of your site (trees, uneven, lake, river, etc.)?
* Orientation – how the site is located? This is necessary to know if you want to enjoy a sunrise in the kitchen and the dining room and sunset in your bed room.
* Does the site have specific constraints (building permits, soil study)?

3 – Determination Of Initial Price
image2Before building a house, it is important to identify and analyze all costs associated with the project. The initial price may vary from about 15%.

* Price of land
* Prices of foundations
* Price of finishing work – installation of water networks, gas, electricity, communication and heating
* Building Costs – there are two ways to get an initial price for a house:
o Choose a house that suits you among our standard projects, simply complete the form attached to this house and we will then automatically send you an offer.
o If you have any personal ideas or a special project, complete the questionnaire and we will offer a customized offer.
* Modification Costs
o To determine the price of the assembly, various parameters of the construction of the house are to be considered
* Miscellaneous expenses – study, transportation, supervision of the construction site, etc.
* Prepare a budget based on these initial tariff offers.

4 – Financing Method
* Self-financing or use of credit
* Construction phase funding
* Reduced risk thanks to the manufacturer’s insurance

5 – Project Preparation
* Search for an architect
* Establishment of initial plans

6 – Acquisition of the building permit
* To begin construction, you must obtain a building permit for your project.
* Building permits are usually issued by local or regional authorities and the process of obtaining building permits varies considerably from one region to another.
* Please ask for more information from your local authority for planning permission.

7 – The manufacturer of choice
When choosing the manufacturer of your wooden house, you should pay attention to the following:

* Its financial reliability
* Quality – materials and equipment used, certifications
* Experience – Past Projects
* Services – Certain characteristics make the construction process of a home significantly easier by offering customers a full set of services:
o Study
o Manufacturing
o Transport
o Construction
* The value – in the comparison of different tariff offers from different manufacturers also check some of the following:
o same or similar Content
o Quality of identical products
o Volume of identical products offered
o identical services offered
+ Are the materials packed in the assembly order,
+ Does the manufacturer arrange transportation,
+ Are the assembly instructions included
+ Are the materials packaged to be protected from the weather
+ Are the materials marked and labeled
+ Etc.
o The same trim level
+ Are the ends of the planks cut according to the required angles
+ Are the planks pre-drilled for the electrical conduits
+ Are the holes in the walls for catch and sockets provided
+ Are the walls joined by a dovetail jointing
+ Etc.

8 – Building A Wooden House
* The selfbuild – the most economical solution, but the construction of a wooden house can be more complicated than expected. This should be clearly examined before making a decision about it.
* Building with a consultant – you build your own home, but with the assistance of one of our experienced advisors who keep an eye on the building throughout the process and help you get a satisfactory result.
* The creation of an assembly team – one of our professional teams of three or four people will build your home quickly and correctly.
* Building a team with a supervisor – the purpose of supervision by a supervisor and ensure that the construction will be done in accordance with the plans to ensure the quality of technical documentation, quality and compliance of construction.

9 – Tips for Choosing a builder
* Experience – he has prior experience of wooden houses?
* Permission (homebuilder) – is that the company has licenses and insurance required for the construction?
* Past projects – is what society or fitter have documents about previous projects?
* Background Check – Is the company or fitter reliable?

10 – Obtaining a license of occupation
* Occupancy Permits are documents that indicate your building has been approved as suitable for habitation.
* The application for a license of occupation is usually made to the authority which issued the building permit.
* An occupancy permit does not necessarily mean that all the construction work was completed or that all construction works are in accordance with the relevant legislation.
* An occupancy permit is issued when the property expert noted that the house is suitable for habitation of a health and safety perspective.


More than a trend, almost a passion, the wooden house is an art of living to everyone! Let us guide you …

A Way Of Life

Today, more than ever, wellbeing and good living in a healthy habitat (wood house) become essential to our lives and our aspirations. Entering the privileged circle for that quality of life depends on the quality of housing by building your wooden house.

Headquartered in Normandy to meet the local needs of our customers, Tempo wood accompanies you in the realization of your construction project and offers wood frame house architectures of both classical and very contemporary design. We also have offices in Germany, Switzerland and now also in the United States.

Whether your environment is urban or rural, that you favor the family home, meeting friends or cocooning, the wooden house fits your lifestyle.



Modulo Wood

construction2Wood House: a concept designed for first-time buyers.

120m from € 155,000 VAT

Ground floor of 120m2 with a large living area of 54m2 including living room, dining room and kitchen all illuminated by two large windows of 3 meters wide each.

Master bedroom with private bathroom and two bedrooms sharing a common bathroom and plenty of storage (7 wardrobes)



Discover our future achievements wood house. The diversity of our projects will certainly be an inspiration for your future home Bois.

You will find stylish and functional habitats, modern and spacious house combining light and transparency.

Some more sober and discreet and other multi unhooked forms are also découvir.



“TEA-TiME” Le Touquet

With perfect combination of Anglo-Norman traditional style and technical performance of the timber frame, this beautiful house by the sea on the Opal Coast is suitable for everyone.

In a wooden house, the balance of brick, plaster and wood in the respect for tradition gives strength and character to this house whose construction is based on classical architecture.



Mountain cottageDriven by their passion for Mondrian, Jean and Nathalie dreamed of a house with the colors of his paintings.

The wooden house for many possibilities of structures, our architect has designed a building full of colors and lines making this home nestled in Chantilly forest a warm and original haven blending harmoniously into its surroundings.



An atmosphere “Loft” at the gates of the city

Patrick wished for his wooden house to be constructed in a very open architecture embracing exceptional views.

The large open spaces between interior and exterior emphasize the fluidity of movement and offer exceptional brightness on this promontory overlooking the city. The construction of a modern wooden house and communicates a lifestyle of its own right in the heart of Orange County, California.



The interiors of wooden houses offer style variations where each are totally unique.

The design of our interior is conditioned by the external environment and the orientation of the home. So every house becomes unique because every place, every customer are unique.

Our inner planes are always designed to facilitate travel from one room to another, but also from the inside to the outside. Our wooden houses are decorated with wooden deck, conservatory and reception area for friends and family.