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29 october 2021 at 15:31

We produce glued load-bearing elements for building an ideal house in Fachwerk style.

Fachwerk is an old German technology that is more than 750 years old. The name itself comes from the German Fachwerk. Fach is a drawer, a section or a panel, and Werk is work. It is believed that the technology first appeared in the Middle Ages in Saxony. However, houses were built in a similar way even earlier – for example, in Ancient Rome. There are also known precedents in other countries, for example, in Japan, a 1300-year-old temple, where wooden beams were used, has been preserved until the present.

The use of durable timber structures is one of the most reliable and durable construction technologies. The famous Fachwerk houses are the hallmark of European cities with developed medieval construction. The expressive exterior of such houses – vertical pillars and inclined wooden beams with the contrasting filling of the walls – are associated primarily with the streets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The whole Europe, from Britain to Poland, erected Fachwerk structures from the 10th century, and the style reached its heyday in the 16th-18th centuries.

At that time, the filling of the gaps between the beams was a mixture of straw, manure and lime, and later – bricks or stones and clay. Later, aerated concrete or mineral wool began to be used as the filler. Glazing has become the latest trend. One thing always remains unchanged – a rigid frame made of dark-colored wood, which is always in sight. However, it has also been improved – today a frame made of glued laminated beams is most often used.

Modern Fachwerk houses belong to the category of premium class houses with frameless panoramic glazing and filling with modern energy-efficient materials.


Stylish appearance. A Fachwerk house is distinguished by its special airiness and weightlessness, and the glazing of its large area only emphasizes this impression.

Durability. Glass is practically not exposed to aging, and glued laminated beams are not exposed to rotting, unlike the ordinary ones. At the same time, due to the presence of glue, it is not to the taste of bugs feeding on wood. The reliability of the half-timbered construction technology withstands the test of centuries adequately, old houses are 300-500 years old.

Possibility of construction in any climate. Despite the fact that the construction technology was born in the mild climate of Germany, Fachwerk style has successfully adapted to any weather conditions. Thanks to the heat-saving double-glazed windows, such houses are afraid of neither frost, nor heat.

Openness to sunlight. The large glazing area – up to 3/4 of the wall area, as well as the windows in the roof – allows the house to let in the maximum amount of sunlight, which is especially important in the autumn-winter-spring period.

Short construction time. A house, depending on the size, can be erected in just 1-2 months, without taking into account the time for laying the foundation.

No shrinkage. The shrinkage of the house is no more than 1-2%, which allows you to start decorating it immediately after completion of construction.

No cracks. If cracks appear, they are microscopic – no more than 1 mm.

Undemanding to exterior and interior decoration. Glued laminated beams can simply be sanded and covered with paint or mastic, and glass does not require decorating at all.

The possibility of building long spans. Glued laminated beams allow you to leave spans more than 6 meters long, and this makes the rooms inside the house spacious.

Lightweight foundation. The construction of a house is relatively light, due to which it is possible not to build a heavily buried massive foundation, and, consequently, an expensive one.

The possibility of high construction. This technology allows you to build houses up to 4 floors high.

No need to use heavy machinery.

Environmental friendliness. Glass and wood are used in the construction of the house, and they are considered environmentally friendly building materials.

Additional thermal insulation. In such houses, glass made only by energy-saving technologies is used, for example, low-emission, heated or double-glazed windows with argon filling. And the floor is equipped with a "warm floor" system, which ensures equal heating of the house.

Reliability. The frame made of glued laminated beams gives the house the necessary strength.

No overheating in the summer heat. The use of glass with a special coating or tinting allows you to protect the house from overheating and excessive UV radiation.

Ease of repair. The high maintainability of the construction allows you to diagnose a problem in any part at any time and fix it.

Glued laminated timber in Fachwerk construction

Houses made of glued laminated timber first appeared in Finland about 60 years ago. A minimum of decoration is enough for such a house: special paint ingredients protect it from the outside, and wood oil emphasizes the beauty of the timber inside.

Main advantages: durability, eco-friendliness and heat-saving properties. All these characteristics are achieved due to the latest technologies in production, as well as the high quality of raw materials.

Such a house is built like traditional Russian huts, without the use of insulation. Glued laminated timber retains all the valuable properties of natural wood, while it eliminates the disadvantages of conventional timber, such as cracks, fungal and other lesions, and also minimizes the shrinkage of the building.

It is natural that boards with a thickness of more than 4 cm crack, therefore, in the production of glued laminated beams, raw materials are filed on lamellas of this thickness. The boards are dried and glued together. Due to this, the tension in the solid beam is removed.

The heat-saving properties of walls for thermal insulation are significantly superior to brick and concrete, and its thermal conductivity is lower than that of massive wood. A wall made of glued laminated beams with a thickness of 200 mm, mounted in compliance with the technology, is similar in heat-saving properties to a wall made of brickwork with a thickness of 1 meter.

Traditionally, it is believed that a wooden house is less fire resistant than houses made of other materials. This is not entirely true: the fire resistance of glued laminated beams is several times higher than the fire resistance of all other variants of wooden house construction.

The entire surface of a glued laminated beam is planed, it is perfectly even and smooth, has no roughness – there is nothing for the fire to "catch on", there are no voids, chinks and cracks inside (they are excluded in the production process) – fire is not able to penetrate into the wood – it is difficult to set fire to such walls in principle.

For the construction of a wooden Fachwerk house, rigid glued laminated beams are used to withstand serious loads. Glued wood structures are more than twice as strong as solid ones. Therefore, a Fachwerk house differs from cheap "frame houses" very strikingly.

Our company produces glued load-bearing elements for both private use and commercial and social facilities. We will help you create the perfect Fachwerk house for you.

We harvest real northern wood ourselves, our production of Fachwerk and large-span structures is one of the most modern in Russia and meets all international standards.

The capacity of the plant allows to produce up to 500 m3 of glued structures per month, which makes us one of the largest manufacturers in Russia. All this allows us to fulfill your order efficiently and in the shortest possible time.