The birth of your wooden dream house

Houten Huis builds houses and chalets according to two different techniques and always entirely according to your taste. Both construction techniques offer fundamental advantages compared to traditional brick building, and are also ideal for extending your existing home. In the form of an extension, or even adding an extra floor.

Finncotec-system

The Finncotec system was invented by our Finnish partner, it's a unique combination of solid wood and timber frame construction. This allows us to combine all the benefits of both systems.
Thanks to the solid beams on the outside, the house is extremely sturdy. The wooden skeleton on the inside provides extra stability and insulation. The log beams are firmly secured to the wooden skeleton, so they can never sag under their own weight, as will sometimes happen with pure solid wood construction.
If you prefer to see a brick around your home, then we simply reverse this system: the solid log beams are attached to the inside of the wooden frame. The exterior is then finished to your choice: a stone facade, crepi, fiber-cement panels, ...
An additional advantage of the Finncotec system is that all beams are cut to size, so you can partly or completely build your home yourself!

Specifications

  • Solid log bars
  • Vertical uprights
  • Insulation
  • Vapor screen
  • Services cavity
  • Interior finish of your choice

Timber frame construction

This is the timber construction method that is widely used in Belgium and abroad. Its basis is a wooden skeleton, with a wood-fiber insulating board or vapor barrier on the outside, and exterior finish of your choice: a stone facade, wood, fiber-cement board, ... On the inside, OSB is placed as a stiffening plate and airtight seal. Then a conduit cavity for electrical and sanitary pipes, and interior finish of your choice: wood, plaster fiber boards, ... With this method we can build and finish in any desired style!
We pay a lot of attention to perfect airtightness, which has a major impact on the energy performance of the building.

Specifications

  • Exterior finish of your choice
  • Wood-fiber insulating board
  • Vertical uprights
  • Insulation
  • OSB
  • Conduit cavity
  • Interior finish of your choice

Insulation and airtightness


We pay a lot of attention to the airtightness of your home, this is important in various areas: It guarantees the proper functioning of the ventilation system, limits heat losses, prevents construction damage due to moisture in the construction, helps prevent heat breakdown in the summer, ensures optimum sound insulation and makes the building more fireproof.

We prefer to insulate the walls and the roof with ecological insulation materials such as wood wool or cellulose flakes, the pipe cavity with cotton insulation.

Wood wool and cellulose flakes are ideal for timber frame construction and roof constructions. The insulation material is vapor-open or breathable: built into a vapor-open construction, the excess moisture in the house can find its way out. The insulation has a moisture-regulating effect: it can store and release a quantity of moisture. Due to its density, it ensures much better sound insulation than mineral wool or PUR, and the temperature in the house will rise less quickly in the summer.
Then there is the ecological aspect: The raw materials from which the insulation is made grow back and are therefore inexhaustible, their production usually requires little energy, and no harmful substances are released, neither during or after installation.

A good air seal in combination with the right insulation guarantees optimum durability and unsurpassed comfort!

Stijn and Leen

Doorslaar

We soon agreed to realize our dream, a coffee house, party location and flower picking garden in the beautiful Doorslaar, with Houten huis. From day one we could rely on their professional approach and advice. The communication and friendly interaction complete the picture!

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Anoek

Sint-Amandsberg

My dream has come true, the comfort is unrivaled!

Erik and Julie

Zaffelare

The cooperation with Houten Huis was efficient and reliable, the work delivered was carried out with good care and quality. The construction site was cleaned up daily, so we felt respect for our house. In short: a positive and authentic cooperation!

Vrouw

Elien and Frederik

Brakel

The Houten Huis team is very accessible, approachable, flexible, professional, enthusiastic, respectful... We absolutely recommend Houten Huis and would immediately choose this dynamic team again for the construction of our house!

Koen and Eline

Sint-Amandsberg

You were professional and personal from start to finish. Incredible what you can achieve in a week. It's your golden hands that turned all those wooden beams into a house! Thank you very much.

Vrouw

Hilde

Eke

I can definitely recommend Houten Huis, as well as living in a wooden house (I would not want to live in a brick house anymore)! Thank you for making such a nice, warm home for us!

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Eric

Nieuwpoort

Your work fully met our expectations, for which thanks. The collaboration went very smoothly, nothing to complain about ...

Erik

Strijensas

Building with the men from Houten Huis was a party on all levels. Did things go wrong? Seldom. And those things were quickly resolved. The service afterwards is also so nice, the few dots on the i were neatly finished.

Man

Tom and Anja

Heusden

It was a smooth and pleasant collaboration. Always correct and well on schedule. Quality and good communication are your strengths. Thanks!

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Pascal

Evergem

The communication went very well, the works were carried out according to plan!

Man

Robert

Stekene

Skilled people. Smooth execution. Help complete your project, even outside their contract. No financial surprises at the end.

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Sami

Gent

Your colleagues were flexible and adjusted to our wishes where possible. The communication went well and the construction site was always left in an orderly manner.

Victoria

Almere

These guys know what they are doing. They are young and full of energy, but at the same time their work is so knowingly done that we can admire without stopping. Everything is perfect and high quality and our house was built very quickly.
 

Nail on the head advice

Contact us for free advice or a transparent offer. If you share your (housing) dreams with us, we are happy to help make them come true.