Frequently asked questions

Should you have any questions not covered on our FAQ list below, please contact us.

Where does the technology originate from and how long has it been used?
Tektum technology is a traditional technology used in developed countries. Scandinavians have built this way for ages – not only houses but also tall buildings. We ran a project in Norway that included renovations to fifty year old school buildings constructed in this technology. Wooden construction is also used in tall buildings and covers around 30-40% of a total construction.
How much time does it take to construct a building in TEKTUM technology?
From the moment a building permit is obtained it takes approximately 2-3 months to construct a building.
What differs Scandinavian technology from similar buildings in Germany?
Scandinavian houses have ventilated walls and roofs. TEKTUM technology houses are long-living (over 300 years durability). Many competing companies shut the walls in a so called vacuum flask, which reduces building’s durability to as little as 60 years. The difference lies in materials used – at TEKTUM we only use Swedish wood, the best and most lasting material available on the market.
Is it true that a wood-frame house heats up quickly but cools down just as quick?
Our houses heat quickly and keep the temperature for a long time. During summer heating is more gradual and ensures a nice temperature inside. This sums up to a very good heat transfer coefficient equal to 0,17 W/m2 (whereas brick buildings usually reach 0,28 at max).
Altogether this helps to save up to 70% of heating costs.
Why doesn’t the house price include foundations?
The total cost of foundations or a foundation mat depends on the shape of the lot and other parameters such as the amount of humus and groundwater. Depending on those variables the cost of foundations may vary.
Are there any special requirements for maintaining such a house?
Our houses, just as brick buildings, do not require any special maintenance. In fact refreshing the façade every 30 years would be sufficient.
What is the durability of Scandinavian houses?
Together with foundations TEKTUM building weighs over 200 tons. All construction elements are connected by high quality nails and anchors. A roof of a TEKTUM house compared to a brick house is much more durable because of components and materials used. Swedish wood, well treated and dried, is resistant to vermin, fungus and deformation. The wood used typically for rooftops in Poland is by far weaker than the Swedish one. Also, Swedish wood is more than twice as expensive as a high quality Polish wood. The key to durability is the nails and anchors used. At TEKTUM we only use Swedish and German materials. For example a price of one nail that we use is 1 Polish złoty, whereas in Poland it would cost no more than 8 grosz. The total cost of nails and anchors used in the construction is around 20 thousand Polish złoty. Our key is not only the quality of materials used, but also a precise shape of nails.
Can I expand such a building?
Yes. We can build a 100m2 house and plan it’s future expansion by 50-100 meters more. In that case the whole expansion work can be done very quickly, for instance during your planned vacation.
Are there any limits to Scandinavian house building?
TEKTUM building method, based on wooden construction, has no limits. We can run any given project. All the toughest projects are created based on wood and plywood, that is an extremely durable material.
How does the construction process look like?
Once you’ve chosen your house project, we sign a contract that guarantees the price and time of construction. You can consult all your queries with our architect and construction engineer, who will apply any required changes to the project. Our architect will also adapt your project to TEKTUM construction requirements and will obtain construction permit on your behalf. Once the permit is issued it takes up to 3 months to build a house as handed over by developer.