Building a wooden house usually is associated with men on building sites working with drills and diggers and cranes that make lots of noise. But actually the drilling and the digging is only the last step in a long process, and all the other steps require drills nor diggers.
Instead these other steps require paper, a phone, a desk. And coffee. These other steps are about the preparation and planning of a project. This is the domain of architects, structural engineers, energy calculators, planners, lawyers and mortgage specialists. The various disciplines work together and help you to define your project in a more or less iterative way. It needs many meetings and lots of talking and coordinating between technicians.
These photos are from a meeting between our lead factory engineer Jurgis and Wouter and Joop, architects at OxL-Studio from Rotterdam. Together they discuss the details for a project that we will build this summer in The Netherlands.