Production of Prefabricated Wooden Element Houses is Q-haus main activity.
Our prefab houses are characterized by an outstanding quality of build, result of the attention to details that starts from the very first look at the project. Have a look at this section to discover everthing there is to know about our prefab timber frame elements.
Prefabricated Timber Frame Element Houses
Factory production of Prefabricated Wooden Element Houses is the main area of activity of Q-haus.
Timber frame structures are characterized by lightweigth components packed with lots of insulation, offering the highest Energy saving performances per kg of material used in construction.
Prefab timber frame houses are high quality products – durable, comfortable and custom made to statisfy our Customer’s needs.
Not only prefab wooden houses are more Energy efficient than other houses of similar size, but they come also with a cheaper price. The cheaper price is result of several factors that play in favor of the economy of a prefab timber frame house:
1) engineering design is optimized and nothing is left to chance. There are no surprises during factory production as everything is decided and organized beforehand with great detail.
2) all materials come from trusted sources and the purcasing pipeline follows always the same rules and, for dozens of units each year, all materials comes to the same place: our factory. All materials have proper certificates and meet our very high Quality requirements.
3) procedures and operations at the factory are repetitive and highly optimized. This way we can save a great deal of time and money, of course.
As Producer of wooden houses, we not only manufacture a superior Product, but we also Design it and offer Consultation Service to our Customers throughout the whole processes. Our goal is to provide comfortable and Energy saving buildings and to help reducing the carbon footprint.
Almost 100% of Q-haus Prefabricated Wooden Element Houses are developed and built according to Customer’s unique architectural design and specifications. We are able to accomodate any kind of request and we always encourage our Customers to send us their own projects for price evaluation.
Many Producers offer catalogue houses in the attempt to sell a cheaper product. We value the relationship with our Customers and, although we can offer pre-designed solutions, we setup our business so that we can deliver exacly what our Customers are asking.
All the house designs in our houses catalogue is hand-picked in a cooperation with well-known and high skilled architectural design companies. The design of each house can be changed to meet the requirements, needs and expectations of our Customers.
Our Team is composed of skilled professionals and from the stage of the first Price Offer we can advise you on how to improve your project and make it suitable for timber frame factory production.
Q-haus timber frame elements are produced in a variety of types and sizes and it all comes to your personal needs/preferences. Ask an offer and talk to our people, to find the best solution for you.
Among all the things a good building must do, saving Energy is one of the most important. Today is not possible to build a house without considering how much Energy Is needed to warm it during the winter times and to live comfortably.
Q-haus product is engineered to ensure the lowest possible Energy consumption.
As a matter of fact, new European Directives are very strict on Energy performances, but not everybody is ready to follow.
Directive 2010/31/EU (EPBD recast) Article 9 requires that “Member States shall ensure that by 31 December 2020 all new buildings are nearly zero-energy buildings; and after 31 December 2018, new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities are nearly zero-energy buildings”. Member States shall furthermore “draw up national plans for increasing the number of nearly zero-energy buildings” and “following the leading example of the public sector, develop policies and take measures such as the setting of targets in order to stimulate the transformation of buildings that are refurbished into nearly zero-energy buildings”.
A nearly zero-energy building is defined in Article 2 of the EPBD as “a building that has a very high energy performance. The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby”.
So, this will be the future – buildings will be running on a very small amount of Energy consumption. For us at Q-haus, this is the present day and our Products are already in line with the requirements set for year 2020.
On other words, the Q-haus houses that our Customers are buying today will not loose their value, when higher requirements will come in force. Think about it. Q-haus is a step ahead of building requirements.
Nordic or Mediterranean
In 10 years of activity we have seen many projects. In order to satisfy our Customer’s expectations we have developed a different solutions for different climates, both from aesthetic and comfort point of view. Today we are able to provide the right solution to build a wooden (timber framed) element houses in nearly any location in Europe.
Q-haus standard production offers cladded external walls (mainly for Nordic climate) and plastered external walls (mainly for Mediterranean climate). While the core of the wall remains the same, the outer layers are optimised for the prevalent climate in the Country of destination.
Cold climates require outstanding insulation and highly performing windows with large glazed areas, warm climates are all a different story and buildings to be built there shall have different characteristics.
While it is in general a good principle to keep a generous amount of insulation in the building envelope, in warm climates becomes important to consider the thermal inertia of the building more than its absolute energy emission. Failure to do so will quickly lead to overheating in summer.
This is one reason why brick/concrete structures are preferred in warm climates. However, with todays technology and with our knowhow, we are able to propose timber framed solutions with performances similar to brick/concrete with a fraction of the weight.