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How to attach the verandah to the house with his own hands

Make a house a cozy little things to help such aexample, as an old fireplace in the living room, an elegant fountain in the garden or a spacious terrace overlooking the scenic surroundings. Unconditionally happy are the people who can do it all on their own, with inspiration, imagination and love for the land. Have you noticed that built their own hands porch to the house - this is the most visited place in the territory? And why? Firstly, terrace - your author's creation. Secondly, this space is always safe and protected from prying rays of the sun, and came unexpectedly from the rain and wind from overbearing. Third, the veranda - a window into the nature, the changes which is much more fun to watch than to while away the time watching TV.


  • Types of verandas
  • Foundations construction verandas
  • The procedure works

Types of verandas

You've learned that an extension to the house veranda - an unscheduled event? For the most part - yes, but there are owners of estates that are already think through all the details, including the terrace during the construction of the house.

By type of porch designs are:

  • Attached,
  • built.

The latter are much less common, have aby the house a common foundation, and in most cases they are located under one roof. While Outbuildings veranda to a wooden house has a separate foundation.

an attached porch

In the classic version veranda - it is a closed structure, but now does not necessarily follow the canons, you can come up with and implement a special - author's project

Different terraces and in shape. In addition to the usual rectangular and square buildings are increasingly found rounded verandah. Modern designers say that at the peak of popularity right now unusual shapes, such as hexagonal and octagonal beauty or "belt" - this is when the porch ring "embraces" the whole house, or repeats the form of loggias, balconies, or other components of the house.

porch to the house

Start with the construction of the sketch, discuss the shape of the structure with the household

Some people think that the construction of the porch -troublesome, meanwhile, if you stay in the open version, the task is simplified. After all, in fact, the process is limited to the erection site. Whether it be on the roof and around the perimeter of the walls or not to be - it's up to you exclusively. By the way, you can use the walls as a "live" material - shrubs, flowers and other plants. A roof can be made of polycarbonate piece, if not to buy a tent, which will spend the winter in the house.

But there are fans of good-quality buildings,who love to admire not only the blossoming nature, but also drifts outside. In this case, the construction of the porch to the house turns into a serious project with a solid estimate. And only you can decide which option to choose.

verandas construction

Even a tiny veranda in the summer is a favorite for your household, you'll see!

It is worth paying attention! veteran designers recommend to visually increase the building to build an outdoor terrace that will make your home more impressive.

Foundations construction verandas

To learn how to build a porch with his hands,written many articles on the topic but choose a place to build a much less material. "And what may be an option if the porch is always built from the front door?" - You ask. And here and there, the hopelessness of such an option is long past. Now the terrace you can attach to any side of the house, as long as there was a door in the wall. But even if it there is not present, because the opening to do now - not a problem, is not it ?! So do not restrain themselves in the pursuit.

If you want to be on the terrace couldout of the bedroom, take the door, and forward - to meet your dreams. However, the cause of the veranda location is not at the front door may not be a whim, but a banal necessity, for example, the lack of space in front of the house, ugly surroundings, such as the kind of on the fence or driveway, as well as very active sun, the wind or other significant circumstances, indicating that the front door porch is not the place.

verandas form

You can not follow the shape of the house, build a porch and an unusual format - it's your right

If the area of ​​the veranda location determined,it's time to move on to the structure of the design, planning of works and procurement of materials. Experienced owners of gardens recommend that erected their own hands porch was decorated in the same style with the house. To do this, you must not only adhere to the overall design, but also try to use the same building materials. Remember where and from whom you bought the roofing materials, finishing work ordered and try to appeal to the same experts. Of course, we are talking about private homes with a large territory, while built with their own hands at the cottage veranda modest landowner can be done with minimal investment, according to a special project that involves primarily for tourists and the reasonableness of investment. If at the same time you have a rich imagination, you will not be difficult from inexpensive materials to make the author's masterpiece. In this case, the emphasis will need to do on the accessories that will spend the winter in the house, and in the spring will return to decorate your wonderful terrace.

The foundation under the porch

The foundation - the starting point, take this kind of work very seriously

The procedure works

Before you attach the porch to the house,find out whether the demand in your area of ​​work such legitimization. Refer to the appropriate service, get advice and, if necessary, to submit a package of documents for approval. Wait for the resolution and only then start the process.

It's important to know! Some homeowners argue that the authorization for the completion takes a couple of months. Therefore, if you plan to start construction in the spring, then serve the documents in the design department in the winter months to work plan is not inhibited.

for sun porch frame

The frame is often made of wooden beams. You can also do this

We obtain a building permit? Perfectly! You can get out of the locker your project, make a list of materials to make the purchase and start to create.

To begin, prepare the site. Make the layout, by driving around the perimeter of the pegs or pins, tighten around the target territory of twine or wire. The plot is clear from all the excess, remove the top layer (15 cm) of land.

Next, you need to build a foundation anddepth coincides with his "brother" of the main building. However, to connect the two buildings into a monolith experienced builders are not recommended, because the house and the terrace have a different weight, therefore, shrinkage is also different. To do this, make the gap between foundations: 4 cm would be sufficient. The foundation can be built, as a belt, and columnar.

Stairs and handrails

Stairs and handrails make your porch look like a fairytale

Floor is a necessary attribute of any type of verandah: Both open and closed. As you understand, the verandah may not have walls or they can be decorated with plants or shrubs, the roof of the building is allowed to be removable, but without sex you can not do without. How it will, of course, decide for you. Meanwhile, most summer residents choose a wooden floor, since with such a covering the terrace is filled with a special comfort, it looks natural and promotes relaxation. If you join the number of fans of the wooden floor, count on the following order of profile works:

  1. Thermal insulation, for which the empty space between the ground and the boards should fill expanded clay.
  2. Privacy, which involves coating the roofing material foundation (best in 2 coats).
  3. Securing lag.
  4. Flooring planks.

It's important to know! Do not forget to cover all wooden materials antiseptic, so keep the arbor from moisture and subsequent rotting.

porch roof

Transparent slate - a great option if you want to invite to your company the sun

What's Next? If you build a wall or roof, you need to make the frame. These works include the following stages:

  1. Installation of the boards, which are placed on the floor and connected to "direct the castle."
  2. Installing racks, which in the bars every 50 cm is necessary to make the grooves. Then, the rack fixed in the ground by means of staples or nails.
  3. The upper rail beam.
  4. Mounting roof system.

On the roof there are too many options. It can be made in the form of a continuation of the roof at home or enter an original way by a transparent material, which will allow you to bask under the warm rays of the sun. What other processes may be included in the work plan? Certainly before to build a veranda, you made her sketch. "We dance" from him. It is possible that you need to build the railing, lattice, stairs and so on, because your masterpiece should have a finished look, is not it ?! Again, when the construction is completed, you need to beautifully decorate the veranda. The case may go as purchased materials and vegetation, a riot on your site. Do not forget about the furniture made from natural materials, which will complement your masterpiece.

Veranda - a wonderful opportunity to expand housing and create a comfortable place for family gatherings.

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