Our raw material
Wood is a natural material and an essential element when building a house.More and more clients are deciding on having their houses built solely with this natural material. Whether as a timber-framed construction with panels in solid wood or as a massive wood construction, wood can be handled to suit all tastes.
Thanks to a professional team of joiners, roofers and carpenters, the JANS groupe can make dreams of an individual wooden home come true. But what are the advantages of a house made of wood? Choosing a wooden house can primarily be seen as forward-looking. This ecological, natural and high-quality material enables house dreams to be realized in far less time than would be needed for traditional construction. Another important aspect lies in the sense of wellbeing and comfort, created by a wooden house. Wood has excellent insulating properties and naturally regulates room temperature. It’s always agreeably warm in winter and pleasantly cool in summer.
With JANS holzbau, we build a comfortable and high-quality home. We focus on sustainability and energy efficiency and construct custom-made timber houses to suit our clients’ individual wishes.
Solid wood construction
In recent years, solid wood construction has become more and more popular.For simple reasons – solid wood construction is a very fast and also entirely dry construction method, enabling you to move into your new house or extension within a short space of time. In addition, wood is an excellent, durable, sustainable and ecological building material that retains its value. This method of solid wood construction fulfills the LENOZ Sustainable Homes certificate requirements.
Solid wood construction also offers excellent physical properties: wall elements are permeable, making vapour-control layers/barriers unnecessary, providing very good heat insulation and also natural heat protection, sound insulation and outstanding fire protection due to a long fire resistance time.
Solid wood houses provide a healthy and comfortable indoor climate, as the timber walls optimally absorb warmth and room humidity and their surface remains a pleasant temperature. They can be individually custom-designed using architectural plans. Elements are prefabricated in the factory and erected on-site, making the house’s weatherproof construction possible within just a few days. Outer insulation is usually made of wood-fibre insulation boards, which provide an environmentally-friendly and sustainable insulation solution. The wall structure is approximately 25 % thinner than structures built using customary heat-insulating bricks and offers a few extra square metres of living space, while retaining the original building size. It makes no difference whether the cladding uses plaster base boards, plaster or wood, the homeowner has creative freedom, which also applies to the design of the entire house. Plasterboard or gypsum fibre boards are recommended for interior construction, allowing the wood surface to remain visible. Architectural creativity knows no bounds – both inside and outside.
Addition and extension
Solid wood and timber-frame construction is ideal for adding storeys to buildings and energy-saving renovation, and offers homeowners numerous advantages in comparison to solid construction methods.Wood is a natural, sustainable, environmentally friendly and lightweight material. The extension or addition of a storey is planned in precise detail, before the new construction elements are prefabricated at the factory. Compared to a solid construction, this reduces the construction period considerably and enables you to remain in your house while the work is being completed.
The prefabricated modules are assembled on-site, insulated and made weatherproof. No drying period is required, allowing extension work and interior design to begin straight away.
Timber-frame construction is a traditional form of wooden construction and consists of a support frame made of solid wooden uprights. The spaces in between are filled with air-injected wood-fibre insulation material.As in the case of solid timber construction, most of this framework can also be prefabricated. This process guarantees a very speedy and entirely dry construction process and allows clients to move into the new house or extension within a short period of time. Wood is an excellent, durable, sustainable, and ecological building material that retains its value. Its natural characteristics provide extremely good thermal insulation and protection, and also guarantee good sound insulation.
Timber-frame construction offers further benefits in addition to the possibility of prefabrication: in comparison to solid construction, the building period is significantly reduced, there are no drying periods thanks to the dry construction method, the building weighs less than a solid building construction and only features natural materials – framework, insulation, and also the panels are made entirely of wood. All of these properties have allowed the timber-frame construction method to awarded LENOZ certification for Sustainable Homes.
Your house can be customised according to the architectural plans and thanks to precise preliminary planning we can erect a house and waterproof it within just a few days. The wall structures are lighter and slimmer than walls built using standard heat-insulating bricks, which creates a few extra square metres of useful living space, but retains the original size of the building at the same time.
Homeowners profit from further significant advantages: interior and façade can be custom-designed and room layout is flexible. Walls are usually constructed with plasterboard or gypsum fibre boards, which also allow homeowners to do their own interior construction work if they so wish. In addition, they have freedom of choice when deciding on cladding materials – be it plaster, timber cladding or Trespa panels.
Cooperation: Burkart Haus
The JANS groupe is constantly expanding, in order to meet the high requirements of our clients and offer them excellent quality. This is why we have been cooperating since the spring of 2018 with Burkart Haus, a vastly experienced and expert timber house construction partner from Renchen in the Black Forest.Burkart Haus has been active in Germany for over 50 years. The traditional family business has specialized in building timber houses and has completed more than 850 projects for its clients over the years. From new buildings and renovations to conversions and extensions, it has created custom solutions and dream homes for its customers.
High standards of quality, sustainability, environmental protection, energy efficiency and individuality are the JANS groupe’s top priorities. Burkart Haus brings together all these values in its work. As a result, we have opted to cooperate with this competent and qualified partner, giving us a chance to expand our portfolio and offer our clients custom-built, detached, timber-framed family homes.
We are still staying true to our concept – taking sole responsibility for planning, supervising and realizing all stages of the project and ensuring that our clients are accompanied throughout the entire process by a competent contact person. Property planning and construction is conducted together with Burkart Haus, with specialists from both firms joining together to make your dream home a reality.
Burkart Haus and JANS holzbau share a passion for realising your dream home with a natural building material. Detached timber-framed buildings have the advantage of a unique interior climate and excellent insulation properties. They radiate an atmosphere of warmth and coziness. Burkart Haus specializes in constructing detached houses. Thanks to this partnership, our clients can now profit from this family business’ expertise and have an exclusive, individual and energy-efficient detached timber-framed house built in Luxembourg.