OSB House Building – Value For Money
Oriented strand boards are not actually the prime choice when it comes to choosing the material to build a house. OSB is an engineered wood particle board formed by adding adhesives and then compressing layers of wood strands (flakes) in specific orientations. It is a material with high mechanical properties that make it particularly suitable for load-bearing applications in construction. The most common uses are as sheathing in walls, flooring, and roof decking. For exterior wall applications, panels are available with a radiant-barrier layer pre-laminated to one side; this eases installation and increases energy performance of the building envelope. Here are some OSB house building plans.
The first plan describes a single story small house sitting on just 67 square meters, enough to accommodate a family of three. It is a house built in simple lines which shape a classic design, but attractive thanks to a dynamic façade. The house features a small covered patio on the side which is accessible from the living room. Inside, the sole floor packs a living, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen. The price, according to the building company, ranges from 10,500 for a shell house to 21,000 for a turnkey abode.
The second plan shows a two story home, spreading on 120 square meters. The house features a complex design, highlighted by various protruding volumes, some of them circular. The house features six rooms on the ground floor – a living, kitchen, bathroom, a lobby, a closet and a technical room while the attic has three bedrooms, a bathroom and a hallway. Its price ranges from 42,208 to 48,703 Euros, depending on the finishing works.
The third example is an OSB covered wooden structure house on two stories spreading on 144 square meters. The house displays a fine classic design which stands out thanks to brick and wood insertions which make the façade livelier. The ground floor features a roomy living, a kitchen and a dining room in one single open space and a bathroom. The attic is home to a master bedroom, a walk-in closet, two bedrooms and a bathroom.