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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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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

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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