The preconstruction of La Foca houses and buildings involves precise planning of the various phases, from the executive project to the wood cutting, from the production of the walls to the final assembly on the building site.
An industrial production process has undoubted advantages, but La Foca’s specialty allows maximum design freedom for the customer. This is the reason we talk about pre-construction and not prefabrication (a production system with standard structural elements or modules).
The pre-construction at the La Foca plant offers extensive solutions for the choice of materials and architecture, allowing the customer to gain long guarantees in the face of proven and certified techniques.
La Foca offers a wide range of proposals for each building component, valid for every need.
The production process in the factory offers ample guarantee of the correctness and quality of each individual product element, in addition to the company decision to scrupulously follow ISO certification procedures.
THE 3 PHASES: DESIGN, PRODUCTION, ASSEMBLY
As for masonry houses, all appropriate studies are carried out which involve the analysis of the land, the acquisition of all necessary permits (so that regulations complied with), the executive design of the structures, installations, and foundations. A note about the foundations to debunk false myths: They are made of reinforced concrete as for houses in traditional building as they serve as a base on which to mount the wooden walls. Instead, it should be noted that a wooden structure has a much lower weight than reinforced concrete or masonry. Therefore, the foundation structure itself will be more contained thanks to the load reduction.
In the Design Phase, we carry out 3 types of studies: The Executive Design (the adjustment of the wooden structure to the Client’s project), the Structural Design (adaptation of the project to construction area regulations), the Production Design (the decomposition of the building into constructive elements, through computer programs used in production).
Every element that composes the house is produced in the factory (external walls, interior walls, attics, roofs, pillars, and so on). Everything is carefully assessed in the design phase, and each individual part is produced according to a careful manufacturing process which respects and meets the highest quality standards.
La Foca – In addition to being the first to demand that its product is made of the highest quality, the company is subject to strict controls by the European Community, by tracing the origin of the timber and the certifications of the individual materials used. Hence, the raw materials are absolutely safe and strictly controlled at each production step.
After normal waterproofing work focused on the point of contact between the wooden structure and the concrete base, the house quickly takes shape, piece by piece. The external and internal walls, the floors and the roof will all be installed, followed by the final waterproofing and insulation work.