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Terrace on the second floor of the house

Terrace on the second floor of the house



Terrace on the second floor of the house

A finished project of a house with a terrace on the second floor above the garage (on the roof of the garage).


Terrace installation

Now let's move on to the main type of work. By installing our brick wall, which is actually a thermal panel. Each part of the thermal panel consists of three layers:

  • The first layer is a rigid base
  • The second is insulation and waterproofing
  • The third layer is trim.

The first base layer helps to maintain the shape of the entire panel. Insulation serves as thermal insulation, which helps to keep warm.

Well, and the last layer is a ceramic tile finish, which is a good addition to the exterior. Thermal panels are connected to each other by a special method, it is called "thorn-groove". This name means that there will be no seams on the facade of the house. All thermal panels will look like a solid real brick wall. In addition, such a connection will help keep the veranda warm.

In the 19th century, brickwork adorned almost every house in the Russian Empire. But the technologies that exist today were not even dreamed of at that time.

Next to the house, a foundation is being made on screw piles for further fastening of the veranda. If you place your veranda in a house that stands on a lowland, and there is a water source near it, then after the end of winter, the foundation of your house or veranda may not withstand the influx of water. Using screw piles, you will be completely safe, as they are absolutely reliable and will never fail.

Thermal panels have various additional elements, thanks to which you can sheathe a house or a veranda very neatly. For example, there are special panels for window openings or door frames. These special panels differ in color from the main façade. The color of these elements is darker than the main color of the thermal panels. Thus, we will emphasize the geometry of the terrace, enclosing the door and window openings.

If there is no shelter in the house to spend time outdoors, then an open terrace on the second floor is the choice for you. In summer cottages, such a structure is simply necessary. A special terrace board is used to cover the terrace. Such a board has passed the test of time. It is laid on open terraces, piers, gazebos, in general, wherever there is sun and rain, frost and snow. Such a board can survive in the most extreme conditions, and all thanks to its cunning composition and waterproofing.

It consists of sawdust and polyethylene. She got natural beauty from wood, and durability from polyethylene. Then you can decorate your terrace with decorative columns "daggers". Thanks to modern technologies, such decoration has a low weight and high strength, which is important for a building on the second floor. Basically, such terrace decorations are made of polyurethane foam.

Due to its low weight, the load on the terrace façade is minimal. Although these decorations are mostly white, if you wish to keep the same color, it is better to apply white paint again. This is necessary because the polyurethane material can turn yellow in the sun, and thanks to the paint it retains its original appearance.


Construction of a terrace on the second floor of the house

In fact, you can come up with and implement many more ways to decorate and terraces, and verandas about gazebos and terraces on the second floor under the roof, by the way, can be read in the next article.

And you can come up with a truly unusual terrace yourself, or you can turn to the pros.

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An open terrace is the best relaxation for the soul

The most popular technique for decorating terraces is arranging it as an additional living room. The very essence of arranging a terrace is practically no different from decorating a living room in a house. All the same table, soft sofa and comfortable armchairs, with the only difference that the furniture is made of rattan, plastic and aluminum. For convenience, soft pillows in the covers are used, which can be easily removed and washed in case of contamination.

If the supporting pillars of the covered terrace are strong enough, and the structural part of the ceiling is able to withstand heavy loads, an open terrace can be arranged on its roof.

Small cozy house with two beautiful terraces

A terrace with all amenities can completely replace the living room and kitchen

What is usually decorated with and what material is used to decorate the terrace? First of all, of course, everything here will depend on the chosen style, taken as the basis for the interior design. It is also important to consider the area, shape, and design features of the terrace.

In order to emphasize the individuality and special character of the extension, it is best to use a wide wooden plinth and carved railings with decorative balusters for decoration. For open terraces, experts recommend using larch, oak, cedar, teak and other hardwoods, which, due to their unique dense structure, do not rot and are not afraid of moisture.

Wonderful flower beds with beautiful flowers will be the best decoration for any terrace

A small hammock, with skillful design, will be an excellent place for reading books

For the dining area on the terrace, it is better to install a small canopy to protect it from precipitation

Choosing the best indoor sheds for your home

In some regions of Russia, where precipitation falls quite often in summer, it is better to abandon the idea of ​​building an open terrace. For a comfortable stay in any weather, the terrace should be equipped with a canopy that will protect the owners not only from rain, but also from the scorching sun on hot days.

It is best to use as a material for a roof covering a terrace soft shingles , which, in addition to having a stunning appearance, is a fairly quiet coating. For finishing ceilings a wooden lining is well suited either panels imitating timber , with spotlights mounted in them.

Bright spacious terrace with stunning pool views

The main task of the terrace is to create a stylistic unity with the overall exterior of the house.

Transparent roofs made of polymer-based materials or simply made of insulating glass modules also look good. A transparent roof has the following advantages:

  • Visual expansion of space
  • Excellent natural light during the daytime
  • The design is airy, lightweight and has a stunning appearance.

To decorate a cozy and beautiful interior, as a decor, you can use all kinds of hanging pots with flowers, baskets, wicker and forged rattan and metal products and other accessories.

Magnificent color scheme of the summer terrace

Original and modern terrace canopy


Phased construction

The first thing to take care of is strengthening the interfloor structure. If earlier ordinary wooden beams were used there, then they should be replaced either with new ones (150 mm by 150 mm timber), or formed from metal rails. Already from above, they can be closed either with wood-based panels, or with a concrete slab in general (hollow, it can also be made of hydro-concrete, which does not absorb moisture at all, but is expensive).

Next, waterproofing is laid. Thermal insulation is required only if there is a living room on the ground floor directly under the terrace. If there is a garage or, for example, a boiler room, then you can do without it.

Then the lags are mounted. Do not forget that the floor of the terrace should be located at a minimum slope towards the edge, like a pitched roof. This will allow moisture to drain directly into the drain. Accordingly, several logs on one side should be processed with an electric plane to a depth of 1 cm.

If you plan to lay thermal insulation, then the thickness of the lag should be at least 10 cm - this will allow you to lay a layer of mineral wool or basalt slab between them. This material is the best option for thermal insulation.

How to install the side board? The optimal and inexpensive option is on metal corners made of steel, at least 3 mm thick. They are fixed to the base either with bolts and anchors (in concrete), or by welding (for a metal base). Wooden or plastic panels themselves are attached to the corners with ordinary rivets or screws, depending on their thickness. A minimum gap of 3-5 mm should be made between the floor and the panels so that water can drain out through the gap.

Waterproofing recommendations

For thermal insulation of the terrace floor, it is recommended to use several layers of ordinary roofing material - they are in no way inferior to more expensive hydro-textiles. If the overlap between the floors is made of concrete, then it is recommended to punch grooves (grooves) along it, in which all moisture will accumulate, and from there it will be discharged to the drain.

All wood that will be used in the construction of the terrace must be treated with a waterproof antiseptic primer, on top - with linseed oil, which protects much better than ordinary drying oil. From above, the wood is either covered with a layer of varnish or painted. By the way, it is better to give preference to oil paint - it will additionally protect the wood from fungus and mold.

Waterproofing must be placed not only on the floor of the future veranda itself, but also on the floor from the street side. It is through these places that moisture can penetrate inside. If concrete begins to actively absorb moisture, cracks will appear on the slab at the very first frost, since moisture expands during freezing.


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