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Why is stability of a wooden prefab structure so important

 

Horizontal stability of a wooden prefab structure (thus also prefab houses) is always a main issue. Due to the fact that timber inter-connections do not fit exactly (like steel connections do), the structure is extremely sensitive for horizontal movements (displacements). It is not so difficult to horizontally move a wooden framework by hand, unless proper bracings are provided. 

While earthquakes are of minor concern for a wooden house due to flexibility of the wooden structure, the same flexibility is of major concern when a hurricane or a cyclone strikes. The inter-connecting timber parts shall not only be strong enough to absorb the immensely high wind loads, the stability of the house is most important. The high wind pressure loads can easily be absorbed by the tropical hardwoods that we use, however the strength of a wood species does not contribute at all to overall stability. To accomplish this, additional and sometimes far-reaching measures need to be taken (which unfortunately has a negative impact on the price of the house). The second area of concern is the roof structures. Most people believe that it is the wind pressure which may disintegrate a roof. This is a misconception. It is the wind suction which does the major damage. Our engineers have a vast experience in dealing with these problems and knbwo how to solve this.

CONCLUSION: Relying on only the strenght of the materials is not sufficient. An analysis on the stability shall equally be carried out.  

 

Reviews from Bali Prefab World

"We ordered a 180 m2 unit from P.T. Bali Prefabworld late 2015 to serve as a mock-up model for New Caledonia . We unexpectedly visited the yard of Bali Prefabworld 2 times as to check the progress and verify the quality. We were stunned........ It was exactly what they promised us to build: Top, top, top quality. This undoubtedly showed their high professionalism. Before we ordered the unit with Bali Prefabworld we had visited a number of other prefab wooden house companies in Bali but those were either non-responsive, or were building something we did not like at all; cheap materials and not according to proper workmanship. We have meanwhile ordered 2 more large units from P.T. Bali Prefabworld and will order more in the future. We strongly recommend this company to anybody intending to buy a wooden prefab house. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and share with you our experience". 

Review from: Mr. Olivier Pham, Noumea, New Caledonia

Project: Building wooden prefab house for New Caledonia
Date: 20-07-2016
Rating: 5 out of 5

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