Contractors aim for maximum labour and material-efficiency. Against the backdrop of increasing resource efficiency, the latter also plays an important role in timber construction. German house builder Holzhaus Fabrik shows how to implement the window lintel detail in order to meet these complex challenges.
The dimensions of the lintel in timber frame construction are influenced by three main factors: the structural design and the floor construction determine the height, while the wall depth is decisive for the width. This usually results in large and heavy components. The latter prove to be unwieldy in the processing procedure. In addition, a lot of material is used. At the same time, there is no space for a roller shutter box in the solid component - especially when floor-to-ceiling windows are required, this type of construction reaches its limits. The large amount of vertical timber also carries an increased risk of settlement in the floor. This settlement behaviour can lead to problems - especially in multi-storey buildings. Among other things, these are typical challenges for Holzhaus Fabrik. The young company with 42 employees specialises in multi-storey residential buildings, public buildings and schools in a modern way of construction.