design

Adding a terrace

Adding a terrace

Translations: NL
We had some small outstanding works to be done with a client for whom we built a house about one year ago. Good opportunity to take some photos and put them on our website. And we were lucky because this client had just built himself a wooden terrace. Originally this was a concrete terrace, but wood looks so much better. It sort of places the house on a pedestal.
A little Valhalla

A little Valhalla

Translations: NL
When in the neighborhood sometimes we drop by older clients, just to say hello, or to regulate a window (which can be necessary in a log house from time to time). So we dropped by this log house that we built some three years ago, and guess what: they turned a muddy plot into a little Valhalla. For those that are familiar with Almere in The Netherlands: in the background is the famous flying saucer house.
A new log house, from solid wood

A new log house, from solid wood

Translations: NL
Today we started with the assembly of a new log house. This log house is a bit like all the other log houses that we built, except for one thing: solid wood. So far we used laminated logs, i.e. logs that have been cut into 40 millimeter planks, dried, and then glued together. Such “gluelam” logs have some technical advantages: they are physically more stable, they don’t warp or crack, and they can be made in any length.
A second Eric & Flo

A second Eric & Flo

Translations: NL
The Eric & Flo is one of our most popular houses. A strikingly simple and timeless design, and also very powerful from every angle. In 2017 a Dutch client wanted a copy. Now an exact copy was not possible because of the Dutch building regulations and we had to raise the roof by a few centimeters. Also this client installed underfloor heating with a heatpump whereas the original Eric & Flo has no heated floor, not even heat-pump, just a wood burner… But other than that the house is almost identical.
Riethoven log house

Riethoven log house

Translations: NL
In the South of The Netherlands we built the Riethoven house. Designed by the owner himself, this house is both a log house and a panel house: the ground floor is a log house, and then the second floor is a panel house, but constructed in such a way that you can not see the difference. If you would not know any better, you would think it is all logs. The panel construction gave us just that little extra flexibility to meet the demands.
A Beautiful Design

A Beautiful Design

Translations: NL
We are builders and we are proud of our houses because of the techniques and materials that we use. Our houses are robust, sturdy, they have very high insulation values and the are build to withstand ages. But all that means nothing when it comes to aesthetics. A nice design is just that, nice, and that is why we often cooperate with the architects from OxL. Because no matter how nice our designs are, these OxL boys always manage to make it nicer.
Eric & Flo, beauty at 1250 meter height

Eric & Flo, beauty at 1250 meter height

Translations: NL
The Eric & Flo is one of our showroom models. We built this house in 2012 in The Lozère at a height of 1250 meters. In winter it gets seriously cold here, temperatures of -15 degrees Celcius are the norm. Last time we visited this client was in February 2019 en then they had half a meter of snow. The simplicity of the design is striking. A simple tilted roof and a wooden planks bardage on the outside with modern corners, and no stick-through miters.
Chamonix chalet, a modern and exclusive design that stands out

Chamonix chalet, a modern and exclusive design that stands out

Translations: NL
Next to the Mont Blanc A beautiful three bedroom chalet built in the valley of Mont Blanc mountain, in Les Houches, with a big vide. Splendid view towards the Mont Blanc. While building this house we tried to keep traditional local style yet we have implemented some modern details. A contemporary look, with Siberian larch cladding on the exterior and a plasterboard finish on the interior. Vide One of the nicest features of this house is a vide which allows to enjoy beautiful views of the Mont Blanc mountain.
Riethoven log house

Riethoven log house

Translations: NL
In the South of The Netherlands we built the Riethoven house. Designed by the owner himself, this house is both a log house and a panel house: the ground floor is a log house, and then the second floor is a panel house, but constructed in such a way that you can not see the difference. No gypsum inside, all pine planks as if it were logs. The panel construction gave us just that little extra flexibility to meet the demands.
Josephine, minimalist to the max

Josephine, minimalist to the max

Translations: NL
The Josephine is a combination of panel and cross laminated timber, or CLT. The walls are traditional panel walls that you will see everywhere nowadays, while the overlay structure is made from CLT, 10 cm massive wood. The inside walls are finished with multiplex which creates an industrial interior. The glass facade is what it is all about. This house is located on the edge of a small village, overlooking farmland the the South-West.
A beautiful design, the At & Alet

A beautiful design, the At & Alet

Translations: NL
We are builders and we are proud of our houses because of the techniques and materials that we use. Our houses are robust, sturdy, they have very high insulation values and they are build to withstand ages. But all that means nothing when it comes to aesthetics. A nice design is just that, nice, and that is why we often cooperate with the architects from OxL. Because no matter how nice our designs are, these OxL guys always manage to make it nicer.
Amber house, overlooking the hills from your terrace

Amber house, overlooking the hills from your terrace

Translations: NL
This house we built in 2016 in Tombeboeuf, right between Bordeaux and Toulouse. Again a traditional loghouse with a larch facade, or “bardage en melèze” as they say in France. Massive beams supporting the roof. Our marketing manager Vaida on the terrace. She felt pity to leave the house as she liked both the house and the environment, but duty calls, we have to work on the next house…