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Course House building in Madeira

16 July - 22 July


Training Area:
wooden house construction (American style)

In this course we will talk to the ancient wood as material and universal application, taking until the nineteenth century
affirmed and confirmed his versatility in various contexts and programs, dictating the evolution of the construction technique. In the XXI century it is said also to be the most appropriate material for the effective renewal of
constructive practice, whenever you want to cross the building tradition, sustainability issues and technical development. It offers high availability in the environment, easy handling and lightness, evident adaptation to various purposes and various arts and durability in different geographical contexts. In addition to the benefits that its use urges the renewal of the resource and subsequent maintenance of environmental balance, wood has the best performance with regard to the built-in power, greenhouse gas emissions, release of pollutants into the air and water and solid waste, stopping an important role in the control of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere percentages. If processed and transformed, Because of their ease of handling, the dispensed energy is substantially lower compared to other building materials. The timber exhibits a substantially lower weight than concrete and steel, enabling lighter construction and, consequently, easier to assemble, repair, handle and run.

Several slaughter and drying processes determine woods with different characteristics and properties, almost predictable manner. In addition to its obvious advantages in terms of comfort and economy, It is cheaper 30 a 50% compared to traditional construction, It allows self build. O do for yourself reflected in the self-esteem of someone who builds his own future home. Designed and executed by their own hands,
knowing exactly what was done and exercising more creative control over the end result. This is an adventure that helps strengthen the ties that bind you to your friends and family, essential in the self process-
building your wooden house!

All that, having basic knowledge of woodwork, They want to learn or deepen the house building technique in wood. With this predominantly practical training is intended to create
individual skills, technical and theoretical to build your own detached single storey with support from a technical drawing or participate in team building.


9h to 13h and 14h to 18h


Program content:

Thematic unit 1
Reception of trainees
Presentation of the project
Implementation concepts and bioclimatic

Project Analysis (technical drawing)

Thematic unit 2
( Analysis of the various types of foundations. Running shoe and masonry wall )

Thematic unit 3
(Pavement Construction and isolation of wood)

Thematic unit 4
(Execution and assembly of wooden walls and their isolation)

Doors and windows
(Installation of doors and windows)

Thematic unit 5
Water, Electricity and sewage
(Mounting pipe and cable. These materials will be included in other modules following the work)

Thematic unit 6
(Analysis of the different types of cover)

Thematic unit 7
(Analysis of different types of finish)


How can I participate?

245 eur / full course without power

295 Eur / full course with food and accommodation in camping
*Withdrawals must be communicated to 10 days prior to the workshops for total investment return.


Former| Carlos Dias| Equipment Information, joiner, Restorer of furniture

Wood and his work were companions and youth, in adult, profession.
drawing teacher furniture and technical drawing, technical director in the furniture industry and shipbuilding (pleasure yachts), We had a training pathway continues,
intense and curious from the IEFP, through the arts and crafts institute (Fundacao Ricardo Espirito Santo Silva) Indoor up to ESAD.
Direct contact with the construction of self-sufficient communities in Bezier and Bourdéus in France stimulated the study of the construction, especially in the field of election, a
madeira, and techniques developed in the US, internationally recognized experts and copied.


16 July
22 July
Event Category:


CESA | Ecoaldeia de Janas


Ecoaldeia de Janas (Quinta do Luzio)
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Sintra, Portugal, Sintra 2710-267 Portugal
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