Bath from glued or shaped timber: the priorities of the construction and operation

Those who want to build a house from a bar, but not confident in their abilities, you can start with a simpler structure - such as baths.Since ancient times, Bath is the place where people could relax and restore their health, not just to cleanse the body.Materials for its construction were selected only natural.Traditionally this day is considered to be a tree.But cut the wall of a round log, just like before, not everyone will be able to, and it is not required.Today, there are more simple in operation, beautiful, durable and practical material.A perfect solution would be a bath of laminated veneer lumber.


advantages of laminated veneer lumber ↑

In the market of building technologies conventional timber has long been popular, but it has several drawbacks.In order to eliminate them, the s

pecialists developed and introduced the production of laminated veneer lumber, which, while maintaining all the advantages of wood, rid of its shortcomings.Besides the usual shape, it is widely used glued profiled beam.Its feature is the presence of grooves and ridges that are in the construction provide a reliable connection boards and their snug fit.Various laminated veneer lumber production technologies allow to receive different quality and cost of building material.Beam can be glued from solid boards or from separate pieces.There are options when only one piece is facial slats or board, made from different kinds of wood.

Glued laminated timber - a great alternative to the log
Glued laminated timber - a great alternative to a log

reasons on which is better to choose several laminated veneer lumber.The main ones are:

• construction of it being built very quickly;

• structure of laminated veneer lumber does not shrink;

• it does not rot, infestation by insects and fungi;

• active material does not crack, does not crack and does not change its geometric shape;

• timber has an aesthetic appearance, which will save on finishing materials.

main stages of construction baths ↑

Construction of the baths shaped timber under the force is not even a very experienced builder, if he has the patience and stock the basic skills.

After the important planning phase, which will clearly define the dimensions of the structure and its "content", you can get down to business.

the foundation for the bath ↑

Like every building, sauna profiled beam begins with the foundation.Some advise to pour the foundation after the build log, but most inclined to think that it is much easier to pour the first tape base, and only then proceed to the construction of a bath.It is necessary to ensure that the surface is flat and perfectly horizontal and flat corners.The foundation wall in metal studs, which subsequently will hold board.With the construction of the foundation, consider the following:

- its width should be greater than the thickness of the timber about 10 cm;

- overall height of the foundation depends on many factors, but an average of about 500 mm;

- elevated portion extends at least 150 mm above the line of the blind area;

- waterproofing runs around the perimeter of the basement without a break.

Strip foundations under the bath
Strip foundation - the best option for a bath from a bar

for waterproofing increasingly use this roofing, roofing material, or other liquid-impermeable material, pre-sliced ​​into strips having a width of at least 50 mm wider than the foundation.Stack butt joint without gaps, preferably in two layers.Joints paintings first and second layer does not need to match.Above the insulation neatly stacked insulation.Then fit the salary, which is the basis of the framework.

Walling of timber ↑

walls of the timber to fold much easier than from logs.As an alternative, many companies offer to buy a bath from a bar in the form of a ready set, like a great designer.Items marked and prepared, it remains only to assemble them according to the instructions.If this option is not satisfied, it is quite possible to do everything yourself.It is important to remember that the installation of the lower crown (so called finished timber number) - is the most important stage, because the timber from which it is made, is in the most adverse conditions, and its state determines the life of the entire structure.The first row perform continuous - a link between the foundation and walls.

For walls used bar section 15h150 or 150h180, and for internal partition 150h100 mm (150 mm height).For the lower rims 2-3 larch is desirable to use because it practically does not rot.The following rows can be made from other types of wood, but the preference is often given to the pine tree.The first crown was treated preservative from all sides.

Types of connection bars
Types of connections for a bunch of angles

In accordance with the existing floor plan is determined by the number and length of the bars for each wall, including partitions.Then made templates for all angular and longitudinal joints.Using a template made by the standards of the same size bars for a few crowns.It is important to choose the 2-3 most simple and convenient connections to splice bars and ligaments angles.The principle - simplicity performance and reliability.When the salary recommended gusset (regardless of connection method the next series of the box) to do in a half-tree with gashes.For greater reliability, as drawn corners and two upper crowns log.

Then begin immediately the process of assembly.Operation is simple: the timber is placed on the tape foundation, adjacent to the pins and mark the point on the ground which will be opening.Then the through holes are carried through until the middle of the underlying timber, and the ends of the boards stabbed corresponding grooves or pins, depending on what type of compound selected.The hammered bottom Nagel, whose length is the height of the two beams, the entire length of the workpiece is placed insulation, then put the timber in place.Axe pins are cut to a depth of about 2 cm to prevent the appearance of cracks.

When merging the boards need to ensure that the joints do not coincide in the adjacent rows.If a single row from left beam and the right segment, the next vice versa.The unit is mounted on the door without salary Zaruba vertically, it will help to strengthen the entire frame.Better to choose a small window with triple glazing.Above the door and windows it is recommended to leave a free space that is embedded later.

The walls of laminated veneer lumber does not require additional finishing
walls of laminated veneer lumber does not require additional finishing

If purchased profiled bar was not very high quality, you have to resort to a little trick that will help make it more presentable.Before installation, after fitting timber, planed, and the inside of the upper edge slightly Mow, allowing moisture and condensation to drain away more easily on the walls.

thus obtained a neat surface of the walls indoors.Outside, you can finish almost any decorative materials.Bath will benefit because it will be much warmer.Rounding out the top crown walling (mauerlat), which serves as a support for the ceiling and roof.

construction roofing options ↑

You can choose roof attic or without it.In the first option, you must first install the ceiling, and then carried out the installation of the roof, pent or gabled.Built-up cover - is the roof, combined with the ceiling, its most lean-making and use for very young baths.

Construction of the roof
Building roof bath is performed by a standard all wooden buildings technology

for a bath it is also more suitable, but in this case it is better to choose a gable option.Enterprising owners can choose the original version, in which the roof solarium, sauna suit.Of course, it makes high demands on the strength and insulation of the roof, but the area will be another sitting area.

Construction bath from a bar - video ↑

Bath - a great place to relax with friends and family.A wooden bath - even more so because it has beneficial effects on the body and promotes relaxation.Thoroughly and carefully executed construction works, each owner suburban area can become more beautiful, and the owner of the bath, which can be built from a laminated shaped timber with his own hands.