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How much does a roof with exposed beams cost?


In the world of Italian architecture, there is a tradition that has spanned centuries and continues to capture the imagination of those who love authentic beauty and craftsmanship. We are talking about exposed timber beamed roofs and ceilings, a distinctive element that gives an aura of elegance and warmth to any wooden home. In this article, we will explore the price difference between an exposed beam roof and a normal roof, as well as the reasons why exposed beamed roofs are so admired.

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High Quality Wood:

The key to understanding the price difference between an exposed roof and a normal roof lies in the quality of the materials used. For exposed roofs, high-quality wood is used, often laminated, which has superior strength and intrinsic beauty. These woods are carefully selected to ensure maximum durability and resistance to weathering.

Excellent craftsmanship:

Another aspect that plays a crucial role in the price difference is craftsmanship. The exposed ceiling beams are carefully crafted by skilled craftsmen who showcase their talent in creating unique structures. Every piece of wood is precisely beveled and lacquered twice at the factory, giving them an impeccable finish and long-lasting protection.

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Aesthetic Benefits:

The exposed roofs in wooden houses are not only a functional choice but also aesthetically appealing. The exposed beams and beads add character and warmth to the architecture of a wooden house, creating a welcoming and inviting space. These roofs often become the focal point of a home, arousing admiration and appreciation.

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Difference in cost:

The price difference between an exposed roof and a normal roof is due to the combination of high-quality materials and the superior craftsmanship required to make them. However, it is important to note that this cost difference is an investment in the aesthetics, durability, and long-term value of your home.

The price of a normal ventilated wooden roof (under closed with plasterboard, beams hidden in the roof) comes from 190 to 240 euros/sqm. The exposed roof instead as you can see in the photos above has extra prices compared to the normal roof ranging from 80 to 100 euros/sqm for beams, beading, and laying. Prices vary greatly from the width of the interior rooms, the height of the section of the pontoons, and the location of the house. For example, if we have a wooden house of 150 sqm at these prices the additional cost to have an exposed roof can range from €12,000 to €15,000. Another thing to consider is the possible ventilation of the roof, which we give as standard.

In conclusion, the roofs with exposed beams and beadings for wooden houses are an excellence of Italian architecture. Their intrinsic beauty and the quality of the materials used make them a popular choice for those looking for a wooden house with a touch of authentic elegance. If you are looking for a wooden house that stands out for its style and durability, look no further than the exposed roof. The price difference is an investment in your home and its future.

For more information on wooden houses and exposed roofs in wooden houses, please contact us.

We are experts in creating architectural works of art that last a lifetime.

Marko Hrovatin

Marko Hrovatin

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The key principles for designing terraces in new wooden houses?


Designing an open space house with large terraces offers a unique opportunity to perfectly blend the interior and exterior life. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when planning such a project:

Orientation and Views: Take advantage of the surrounding landscape or urban scenery by orienting the open space and terraces to maximize the desired views. Consider the position of the sun during the day to ensure optimal natural lighting and shade.


Layout and Flow: Plan layout to create a smooth flow between indoor and outdoor spaces. Position the main living areas, such as the kitchen, the dining area, and the living room, so as to allow easy access and connection to the terraces. Consider using large sliding or folding doors to create a seamless transition.

Terraces as extensions of living areas: Treat terraces as an extension of your indoor living areas. Choose materials and finishes that create a coherent design between indoor and outdoor spaces. Consider using similar flooring materials, colors, and furniture styles to create a unified look.

Terrace area: divide the terrace into different zones according to the intended use. This can include areas for dining, relaxing, gardening, or even an outdoor kitchen. Define each zone using furniture, landscapes, or visual cues to create distinct spaces while maintaining a consistent design.


Outdoor seating and dining room: incorporates comfortable outdoor seating and dining areas on the terrace. Consider options such as outdoor sofas, deck chairs, dining tables, and umbrellas. Use the outdoor sofas to provide a comfortable and inviting outdoor living experience. Choose weather-resistant furniture materials to withstand outdoor conditions.

Green and landscape: integrates green and landscape into the design of the terrace to create a lush and inviting outdoor space. Use potted plants, vertical gardens or even a small flowerbed to bring nature closer to your living area. Incorporate natural elements that complete the overall aesthetics of the design.

Privacy and shading: assess the need for privacy and shading on the terrace. Depending on your location and surrounding environment, you may need to incorporate features such as privacy screens, pergolas, or retractable sun blinds. These elements provide privacy from nearby properties and shade during the hot season.

Outdoor services: consider the inclusion of additional outdoor services to enhance the functionality and enjoyment of terraces. This could include features such as an outdoor fireplace or brazier, a barbecue area, a hot tub, or a swimming pool, depending on your preference and available space.

Lighting: pay attention to outdoor lighting to create a pleasant atmosphere during the evening and at night. Use a combination of functional and decorative lighting, such as wall fixtures, string lights, and spotlights, to highlight architectural features and create a warm and inviting atmosphere.


Sustainable design: incorporate elements of sustainable design into your open space home with large terraces. This may include features such as rainwater harvesting, solar panels for outdoor lighting or irrigation systems, and the use of locally sourced materials for construction and landscaping. Wooden boxes always offer a concept of sustainability, which is not present in brick boxes.

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Remember to check local building regulations and regulations regarding the construction and use of terraces. The advice of an experienced architect, designer, and even a construction company in outdoor living spaces can provide valuable insights and ensure that your open space home with large terraces is functional, beautiful, and in line with your vision. In Jelovca we harmonize open-space architectural designs with wood system solutions for green buildings.

Marko Hrovatin

Marko Horvatin

What is Sismabonus 2023

News from Italy: Sismabonus 2023

The “sismabonus” is an initiative introduced in Italy to promote the safety of buildings and homes affected by earthquakes. This measure was adopted following the seismic events which struck several regions of Italy, causing considerable damage and loss of life.

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The sismabonus provides tax incentives to people who decide to carry out renovation or seismic improvement work in their homes. Permitted interventions concern, for example, the construction of structural consolidation works, the safety of electrical and plumbing systems, the installation of seismic protection systems, and the replacement of damaged roofs and facades.

Benefits of Sismabonus:

The benefits for customers who join sismabonus are manifold. Firstly, they can benefit from a tax deduction of up to 110% of the costs incurred for seismic adaptation work. This means that, in addition to deducting the actual cost of the intervention, it is possible to obtain a further tax relief of 10% of the amount invested.
Secondly, thanks to the sismabonus, homeowners can increase the value of their homes, making them safer and more attractive on the real estate market. In addition, safety measures contribute to the overall improvement of living conditions, providing greater protection for residents and reducing the risks associated with future seismic events.
Finally, it is important to stress that sismabonus does not only concern private dwellings, but can also be extended to condominium buildings, commercial activities and public facilities. In this way, the aim is to ensure greater security not only for individual families but also for communities as a whole.
In conclusion, the sismabonus represents a concrete opportunity to improve the security of Italian buildings and homes, mitigating the risks related to earthquakes. Tax incentives and related benefits make it easier for customers to adapt to seismic events and add value to their properties.


The company Jelovica houses Slovenia has been selling its houses in earthquake-affected areas for many years. Our clients usually have homes that have already collapsed or are about to collapse and are therefore no longer habitable. That’s why they order us new houses, the same architecture as the previous ones, but anti-seismic, and they place them on the site of their old house.

More information: Agenzia delle entrate

Marko Hrovatin

Marko Horvatin

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Partner testimonials of Jelovica – Realty Greenbuilding

My biggest problem was finding a supplier of good quality and good price-certified chassis systems. After much research, I found many dealers but few element factories and very few advanced raw prefabricated elements. That’s why I decided to go and see foreign suppliers as well.

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Marko Hrovatin (Jelovica bioedilizia) eand Giovanni Gatto – Realty  (Italia)

I am an entrepreneur and I have a one-person construction company – Realty Bioedilizia. My job consists of ordering prefabricated elements for houses, arranging transport, assembling, and other building suppliers, in order to sell the final customer an energy-efficient house. That’s why I need reliable partners with decades of experience in the field who can help me in my work.

I chose Jelovica as a supplier because it has a history of over 100 years. It facilitates my work and speeds it up because they make prefabricated elements with advanced raw materials; therefore also with insulation, coats, fixtures, and blinds. So I can order more than half of the house from a single supplier and deliver it to the customer faster. Many have told me that companies from abroad do not have the certificates to work in Italy and do not know our language. With Jelovica houses I felt good because working all over Europe they have all the certificates I need. It helps me because they respond quickly to my needs and also because I can easily work with them because all correspondence is in Italian. Today I am happy with my decision and I can say that I have been working with them for over 10 years.

Marko Hrovatin

Marko Hrovatin

Green star Slovenia

Green Star Certificate Jelovica Houses Slovenia

Jelovica has been one of the most sustainable companies in Slovenia for decades. The company’s strategy itself is based on the production of sustainable and energy-efficient products in the form of state-of-the-art wooden villas and buildings that are both energy-efficient.

Jelovica, as the first Slovenian recipient of the Green Star certificate, is believed to be improving the environment and quality of life through its operations. At the same time, receiving the certificate also confirms that the company is ambitious and successful in achieving global sustainability and climate neutrality goals. Jelovica Houses has earned the prestigious title of the first green star of the Slovenian economy, as it leads by example in the successful green transformation.


In recent years, we have enhanced the company’s sustainability efforts by creating a modern, completely energy-self-sufficient factory. When we introduced the latest technological equipment, we paid great attention to energy-saving measures, as well as our energy production. Today we ourselves produce all the energy necessary for the production of prefabricated buildings at our headquarters with the help of water, sun, and woody biomass. The numerous awards received, to which we are the first in Slovenia to add the Green Star certificate, confirm our pioneering role in this field.


Sustainability has been part of our strategic directions for decades, which define that the company produces only energy-saving and sustainable products in the form of state-of-the-art energy-saving facilities. By receiving the Green Star certificate, Jelovica has once again strengthened its position as a leading exporter of low-energy prefabricated buildings to the most demanding European markets. There is no doubt that Jelovica, as the first Slovenian to receive the Green Star certificate, will become even more recognizable as a leading Slovenian company in the field of sustainability, in addition to its more than century-old tradition.

Innovation and providing the highest quality technological products to our customers has been our commitment for 115 years and we will continue to do so in the future. At the same time, we will strive to include all our suppliers and partners in the global mindset of sustainable orientation.





Green Star is the first certificate for sustainable business and climate action in Slovenia, showing where an individual company is on the path to green transformation. The basis for issuing the Green Star certificate is the Green Star ESG rating in the field of sustainable business and climate action, which is based on international frameworks and standards for sustainable reporting and EU legislation.

Evaluates the impact of management, environmental and societal factors on the company and its footprint, as well as the company’s impact on the environment, climate and society. This way, among other things, companies can see how ambitious their set goals are and whether they are acting in accordance with measures and activities aimed at closing the gap towards climate neutrality.

They also write about us in the newspaper FINANCE.

Marko Hrovatin

Marko Hrovatin

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Earthquake resistant wooden houses

This time we will talk about the earthquake safety of the prefabricated house, which is also one of the key factors in choosing a house in which you want to live safely. In the design and static calculations of each prefabricated wooden house, it is recommended to take into account the seismic load. Consequently, it is necessary to design the prefabricated house that is most resistant to seismic risk. Prefabricated house stress relief safety information is especially important for the buyer when installing a prefabricated house in a seismically threatened area.

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The task of a wooden frame structure is the transfer of vertical loads. The horizontal load, which includes earthquake and wind, is carried by cladding plates (gypsum board, particle board), which are attached to the mechanical means of the frame. Therefore, with the correct design of the wooden frame and panel coverings, the seismic resistance of prefabricated structures can be guaranteed. Of course, the characteristics and behavior of timber frame structures during earthquakes cannot be generalized to all prefabricated houses, since each of them has a different construction system, various materials, and mechanical binders.

In the case of anti-stress safety, the resistances are among the advantages of a prefabricated house that responds better to seismic stress. The secret lies in wood which, unlike concrete or brick, at the expense of its greater elasticity (a larger modulus of elasticity) responds much better to shaking off the ground. Timber is much more tolerant of tensile or compressive loading over bending force, which arises as a result of ground movement in the earthquake.


Anti-seismic test of the wooden house.


The next key factor, that makes prefabricated houses respond better to earthquakes, is its weight in the building structure. Also in this sector, there are the advantages of prefabricated houses: the wooden structure is up to 5 times lighter than brick houses. For this reason, the horizontal earthquake force is considerably smaller in the mounting house.

So to summarize, wooden houses are designed to resist earthquakes, and can even resist up to 9 Richter scale. They are used around the world because they weigh less than traditional buildings and because they are more flexible to earthquake movements.

Marko Hrovatin

Marko Hrovatin

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Cosa potete comprare da noi?

Fuoco e le case in legno


Le persone temono la combinazione di legno e fuoco per una buona ragione. Storicamente il legno è stato il principale materiale da costruzione in molti luoghi in tutto il mondo; intere città sono state costruite in legno. Gli archivi contengono molti documenti relativi a città che sono state bruciate sul terreno in momenti diversi nel tempo; nelle città densamente costruite, il fuoco poteva saltare rapidamente da un edificio all’altro. Questo ricordo è profondamente radicato nella mente delle persone anche oggi, e non è lasciato andare così facilmente.

I pregiudizi non sono solo duri, ma sono anche ingiusti nell’edilizia in legno. Varie ricerche e analisi approfondite hanno rivelato che la maggior parte degli incendi in legno avvengono in case abbandonate o in abbandono, in cottage o baracche da giardino, piuttosto che in costruzioni moderne. I vecchi edifici non sono stati costruiti con misure precauzionali per la sicurezza al fuoco e le persone spesso agiscono in modo sconsiderato e spericolato senza prendere in considerazione il fattore di rischio incendio. Ad esempio, i paesi nord Europa costruiscono persino edifici residenziali in legno fino a 300 m! Questo testimonia che il legno è un materiale sicuro per il fuoco. E sempre più paesi europei cominciano a fare grattacieli in legno.

Affinché la struttura in legno prende fuoco, richiede il cosiddetto triangolo magico – tre componenti principali. La prima componente è il carburante: in questo caso il legno stesso. La seconda componente è l’ossigeno o ossidante che consente la combustione di una fiamma. L’ultima componente è una fonte di accensione, che può essere qualsiasi cosa, da una candela in un albero di Natale o un guasto in un’installazione elettrica. Incontriamo la combinazione dei primi due componenti ogni giorno. Un fattore importante per la sicurezza antincendio del legno sono i suoi livelli di umidità. Il legno assorbe l’umidità dall’ambiente circostante e rilascia l’umidità nell’ambiente. Il legno non è mai completamente asciutto. La proprietà unica del legno è un fattore benefico per la sicurezza antincendio.

Rispetto alle costruzioni metalliche, il metallo è un eccellente conduttore di calore e si riscalda molto rapidamente. Quando raggiunge i 300-400 gradi, si deforma e la costruzione fallisce. Le costruzioni in legno invece possono resistere a temperature più elevate. Durante gli incendi, quando le temperature raggiungono i 1000 gradi, l’interno di una costruzione in legno non raggiungerà mai più di 100 gradi finché gli strati interni di legno mantengono l’umidità. Ciò rende una casa in legno più sicura per l’evacuazione in caso di incidente, e il fuoco può essere estinto, preservando la costruzione dell’edificio.


I = isolamento. Il tempo necessario per produrre un aumento della temperatura sul lato freddo dell’elemento strutturale, in genere 140 ⁰C.

E = integrità. Il periodo di tempo in cui l’elemento strutturale mantiene la sua integrità contro fiamme o gas caldi in un incendio standard.

R = Capacità di carico del carico. Il periodo di tempo in cui l’elemento strutturale pertinente è in grado di sostenere il carico corrente in una normale fase di sviluppo dell’incendio.

I risultati dei test sono ottenuti sotto forma di un timestamp che indica quanti minuti l’elemento strutturale resiste al fuoco prima che venga superata la soglia per ciascun criterio. Se il prodotto soddisfa i requisiti per la classe REI 60, il risultato significa che l’elemento strutturale può resistere al fuoco per un’ora in relazione alla capacità di carico, all’integrità e all’isolamento. La capacità di isolamento è determinata dalla temperatura sul lato opposto se la temperatura del fuoco non è autorizzata ad aumentare di oltre 140 gradi. In alcuni casi, è possibile includere criteri aggiuntivi nella classificazione.


Test del fuoco fatti alle pareti Jelovica

Stratigrafia parete portante esterna a telaio

100 mm Isolante in polistirene
16 mm lastra di legno cemento (tipo Betonyp)
140 mm Lana di roccia Knauf
140 mm intelaiatura in legno
0,25 mm telo freno al vapore (foglio PE)
12 mm lastra di legno cemento (tipo Betonyp)
12,5 mm Lastra cartongesso Knauf antiincendio

Come si svolge il test di resistenza all’incendio

Il costo totale di un test per una sola parete in legno prefabbricata viene 4.000 eur circa. Se la parete effettua il test, riceve il certificato REI. Se no, bisogna rifarlo.

Il fornitore prepara una parete esterna dalle specifiche elencate sopra, di lunghezza 2.920 mm e altezza 3.000 mm. Sulla parete viene messa anche una derivazione con i rispettivi tubi corrugati. Sulla parte superiore della parete viene messo un profilo di carico di valore 35kN/m. La parete resta nel laboratorio per un periodo di 11 giorni, con temperatura di 18 gradi e umidità relativa al 60%. Dopo questo periodo, la parete viene messa in una specie di grande forno. Sulla parete vengono messi i rilevatori di temperatura e di carico. Il forno viene acceso a circa 300 gradi e la temperatura sale fino a più di 1.000 gradi. Il test ha inizio, quando la temperatura raggiunge i 300 gradi.


Parete a telaio ad inizio test di laboratorio con sensori di temperatura e di carico.

Forno con parete in legno dentro sottoposta a più di 1.000 gradi.

Fine test fuoco fermato dopo 91 minuti:

Risultati eccezionali del test al fuoco REI sulle pareti esterne:

  • La parete ha ricevuto il certificato REI90.
  • La parete è ancora portante. Può sostenere ben 3.700 kg dopo 90 min di esposizione al fuoco.
  • Il fuoco non è penetrato dall’altra parte.
  • La temperatura del lato non esposto al fuoco era di 49 gradi, mentre nel lato esposto di ben 1.025 gradi!
Marko Hrovatin

Marko Hrovatin