The popularity of wooden houses is growing in Poland. Data from the Oferteo website show that in the first half of 2023 there was greater interest in them than in the whole of 2022. The number of inquiries submitted in this category during this time increased by over 70%. From 2021, orders for the construction of wooden buildings will be 97%. they concerned single-family houses.
Wooden houses in Poland are usually built using two dominant technologies – frame and log. The first ones accounted for 70 percent. inquiries in the “Wooden houses” category – according to data from Oferteo.pl, an advertising website.
In as much as 97 percent cases, wooden structures were single-family/detached houses. Occasionally, there were orders to build a wooden terraced house or the so-called twins. Such orders accounted for 2%. The rest of the wooden buildings were industrial or commercial in nature.
Poles do not want open, unfinished wooden houses
When ordering the services of a construction company, you must decide what condition the facility should be brought to. Most often, 37 percent cases, wooden houses are ordered in the so-called “turnkey”, i.e. ready to move in, without the need for finishing works. In 35 percent cases of the order concerned the development stage. Less often, because in 22 percent cases, it was a closed shell, i.e. protected against weather conditions by, among others, windows and doors. The least common orders were to bring the house to an open shell state.
Usually without a basement, but with a functional attic
One of the elements that significantly increases investment costs is building basements. Only 1 in 10 investors decided to take such a step. In turn, 63 percent orders assumed that the facility would be equipped with a functional attic, which would allow for additional usable space.
Most orders (60%) included the construction of a roof made of metal tiles. Some houses were covered with ceramic roof tiles (22%) or sheet metal (13%). The use of cement roof tiles was less common (5%).
8 out of 10 wooden houses were built with a classic gable roof. Multi-slope structures were chosen in 7 percent. cases. Occasionally, single-pitch, envelope or flat roofs were ordered – each of these types accounted for 4%. orders.