From ancient times through to the 19th Century, timber framed homes dominated from north of the Alps. The widely available raw wood material had many tangible benefits that justified the great "career" of the timber framed house. When we admire the timber framed houses in the historic cities and small towns of Germany, it is usually the facades with their rich embellishments that attract us to the building.
Behind the pretty façade stands a structured and extremely smart, advanced design.
The timber framed construction is nick named the ‘Skeleton Construction’. This term is taken from the human skeleton, which just like the timber frame is a self-supporting structure. All other components such as the wall panels, ceilings, floors and roofs are supported by the structure.
In the late 20th Century this once largely successful design principle was becoming less popular. In the year 1972 a courageous decision was made by entrepreneur Franz Huf to help timber frame constructions establish a new career. While learning from the old master builders and offering a new architectural vision, the unique success of the HUF HAUS brand was founded.
The current HUF HAUS production portfolio is our highest achievement to date but the development will not stop there as the timber framed house has evolved with the times and mastered new challenges. Today's challenges include the demand for a high level of environmentally responsible and energy-efficient personal living spaces. However, HUF HAUS have succeeded in this matter and have led the way in energy-efficiency by creating the new ‘green [r] evolution design’.