common problem of many of the old buildings - a very low ceilings.Once the houses were built of such savings, and long-term shrinkage said.
What if a low ceiling creates a feeling of closeness?How to raise the ceiling in a wooden house?
Harvesting hemmed ceiling
Look at your ceiling.It is flat?Ceiling beams are not visible, do not you?And they are.
This means that the ceiling is filed them at the bottom.From the attic floor and may be on the upper side beams.Or maybe not.In any case, the height of 10-20 cm (depending on the thickness of the beam) can be won by simply removing the binder from the bottom.
course, on top of, in this case need to Solid flooring without gaps through which the attic all sorts of unpleasant-tasting substance you will crumble into a bowl.
Beams easily fit into the design of the room, creating a color contrast between them and the ceiling.Dark beams in white glossy ceiling (tension or PVC pa
Tip: If the surface of the beams is so irregular geometry in the design space is clearly not fit - the same help headlining clapboard darker colors.
Wired same PVC panels as ceiling beams will not look very nice;but MDF panels that mimic the texture of oak or ash, come to court.
Advantages of the method does not violate the walls of the house, the time and costs are low.
clearance between the floor and the underside of the beams is not very different from what it was.Visually, the space has increased markedly;but if you are very tall and continuously grazed the ceiling in the kitchen and other areas of the head - the situation will change slightly.
Drop a floor joists
Many homes built in the last century vrublyus floor joists between the first and second crown.
And this fact can be used for our purposes:
- Remove flooring;
- Cut beams on the walls;
- flooring joists directly on the foundation;
- flooring board, plywood or OSB.
works are little more than in the first case.And the effect is already significant: the floor will fall by nearly a crown.
Window and door openings will be considerably higher than usual.
Remove the ceiling beams and the floor of hemming podstropilnym
If the roof is done correctly, there is a ceiling and beams podstropilnye - on the difference in height between them can win a significant distance.
- embroidered ceiling;
- Cut the beams on the walls;
- stitched for podstropilnym ceiling beams.
Again, there is a significant and real increase in the volume of the space.The height of the ceiling in a wooden house will increase by exactly the difference between the two sets of beams.
home insulation deteriorate.
Note that nothing prevents, however, to improve the thermal insulation of the ceiling, floored attic from mineral wool.
kneeling below continuous footing
- Remove flooring;
- Cut away based on the foundation of sexual beams.
- Careful not to disturb the foundation walls, deepening the floor, removing excess soil and podsypku.Do not get carried away if you try to burrow beneath the foundations, his progress is almost guaranteed.With the obvious consequences for the walls.
- re-do the filling gravel, armiruem and pour a new foundation for a new level of sexual beams;
- Puts beams and re-Flooring.
Gain adjustment can be quite large: everything depends on a high foundation of your home.
- large volume of work;
- Danger progress soil under the foundation at the burial;
- Windows and doors again will be much higher than the usual level.
For houses a small area the most obvious way is not overly time-consuming:
- Parse roof;
- Remove the beam;
- adds one or two crown;
- We put new floor and a new roof.
get higher ceilings without reservation: the doors and windows remain on the usual level, the actual height of the room increases significantly.As a bonus - again Roofs and replacement of rotted beams and rafters.
Even for a small area of the house the amount of work will be quite significant.In addition, the house for some time will no roof at all - will have to watch the weather, choosing sunny days.
Raise the house on jacks
I do not want to disassemble the roof?It can be, and vice versa - to raise the house, leaving the roof in place.
How to increase the height of the ceiling in a wooden house, the whole house lifted up on jacks?
- estimate the approximate weight of the house .Displacement walls and ceilings can be estimated by multiplying the height and width of each wall (or ceiling) at its average thickness.The density of the dry wood is approximately equal to 500 kg / m3.
Tip: old and not very dry logs or timber, however, it is better to start from 800 kg / m3.If you miss in a big way - nothing bad will happen.
- Stock up the right amount of hydraulic jacks.You can navigate to the capacity of powerful instances of about 5 tons.
Ideal - when the whole house lifted simultaneously and uniformly, then less likely that will be damaged interior of the house.
- If the house is not decorated inside - you can do one - two jacks at each corner.Of course, the house will have to raise a little, using the palm crowns.
- House raised to the desired height and is on stands?Now we put one or two crown.Not necessarily just logs - timber can be used.You can not add all the crowns, and raise the foundation and insulate it.
- Then again, we raise a little house on jacks and remove the stand.
roof and walls with gentle rise do not suffer at all.House just gets higher.
Here windows and doors go up from the usual level.
Conclusion As you can see, methods of weight.Which one is the least time-consuming for you - decide for yourself.Good luck!