Owners of country houses and summer cottages, deprived of centralized water supply, are forced to solve the issue of drinking and industrial water on their own. Not surprisingly, many people choose to dig a well. But few people will appreciate the head made of concrete rings or simple bricks - such a structure on the site requires proper design and decoration, do you agree?
Therefore, the logical conclusion of such a construction is the installation of a house for a well. Which, if desired, can be made by hand. For what you need the simplest set of tools and materials. So, wooden houses are very popular. But for their manufacture, you will also need power tools - it is much easier to cut a log with a chainsaw than with a hacksaw.
If you don't have a chainsaw yet and you certainly want to decorate the head of the well with a tree, then, along with buying logs, boards and timber, you need to immediately buy a saw. It will help you not to make a mistake in choosing the best tool people's rating of chainsaws
But if you have the necessary tools and materials, you can safely get to work. And where to start and what should be taken into account in this case - we will tell you in detail in our material. Let's talk about the intricacies of building a house, give examples of interesting and original designs, and give recommendations on choosing the most suitable option.
The content of the article:
Types and functions of a house for a well
- Varieties of houses for a well
- Best design ideas
The main stages of building a house
- Stage # 1 - drawing creation and selection of materials
- Stage # 2 - preparation of tools and wood
- Stage # 3 - making the frame
- Stage # 4 - fastening the gate
- Stage # 5 - cladding and decor
- Conclusions and useful video on the topic
Types and functions of a house for a well
By constructing concrete ring well or brick, it will not be superfluous to protect it - from precipitation, dust, foliage, insects and small animals that can get into the water. The most popular safety devices among users are the house and cover.
Home craftsmen are creative in their construction - they choose an original form of construction, use various decorative elements. Therefore, the house, in addition to protective function, also performs aesthetic - helps to create a holistic composition on the site.
The result of the work of home craftsmen sometimes boggles the imagination - wood sculptures, carvings, bizarre patterns, a successful combination of colors and textures
Varieties of houses for a well
In appearance, houses are divided into the following groups:
- roof house or open type;
- a full-fledged house with a door or closed type;
- gazebo house - an original open-type design.
Which option to choose depends only on the wishes of the owner, his financial capabilities. Moreover, you can build a house on your own or, if you don't want to bother, buy a ready-made one in the store. But be prepared for the fact that inexpensive options look, to put it mildly, sad. And nice solutions will not be cheap.
And if you want something original, stylish and fit into the general style of the local area, then the way out is to make it to order (quite expensive) or make it yourself.
The original solution is to hide the well inside the gazebo house. Here you can not only draw water, but also relax in the shade on a hot summer day.
For the convenience and safe operation of the well, the structure of the house should include the following elements:
- collar with chain or rope;
- cover - relevant for a roof house;
- roof and cladding.
We examined in more detail all these elements, their purpose and construction features in the gallery.
For the manufacture of the gate, they take a log, cut off the required length with a chainsaw - about 1.2 m.Then process it, attach a handle, most often a metal one and install it in a prepared construction
Use a rope or metal chain to attach the bucket. The choice of material depends on the style of the future house. The main thing is to securely fasten the rope so that it does not break and, together with the bucket, does not end up at the bottom of the well.
The cover is one of the integral elements that protects the water in the well from foreign objects and debris. If a lid is not needed for houses of a closed structure, then for open ones it is obligatory
The shape and dimensions of the house depend entirely on the wishes of the owner. If the task is not just to make a protective structure and there is a desire to implement an original idea, then you can not only make a roof, but also make a lining of the well itself
Roof and cladding
There are many options for how you can arrange a house. And picking one is pretty difficult. To make it easier for you to navigate, in the next section of our article we will demonstrate illustrative examples of open and closed houses.
Best design ideas
Perhaps the most important point is to decide on the desired design, shape and materials for making the house. The easiest way is to draw up a project or choose an option on the Internet that fits the general style of buildings on the site.
You can also choose a solution that will become the "highlight" of the local area - the original form, wood and stone cladding, carved elements, etc.
For inspiration, we suggest looking at a selection of the best ideas for decorating a house in the next gallery.
This option is not difficult to execute, and facing from stones, tiles or bricks will give the structure a finished appearance and a kind of "antiquity"
An open wooden house looks stylish. And the gate of an unusual shape gives the design originality. Such a structure can be made on your own, but you will need woodworking skills.
A good solution is to make an open-type house of the same color and design as a residential building. But here it is important not to forget about the manufacture of a protective cover for the well so that precipitation does not fall inside.
The open structure of the house above the well, is carelessly held by tree branches. But this is a false impression, in fact, the frame is soundly assembled, the branches are processed and serve only as a decor
Wooden wheels, chosen as a decor, give the whole structure an unusual look and make it possible to mentally travel back to the distant past.
A spacious and bright house, the roof of which is supported by white columns, which gives lightness to the structure. And the original gate in the form of a ship's wheel will be a spectacular addition
Carving always looks good, but it takes skill. But such a decision will not leave anyone indifferent, especially if a residential building and a well are located at the edge of the forest.
An open-type house with an oriental-style roof will be appropriate if the house itself and other buildings on the local area are decorated with stones
Simple roof and protective cover on the well
Wooden house with a square gate
House mini-copy of a large house
Open house decorated with wheels
A gazebo house with a steering wheel
Log cabin and carved elements
The open type of house is more popular. But, as a rule, it is most often a decorative element and requires additional protection - the manufacture of a protective cover. Otherwise, you will often have to deal with cleaning the well. Therefore, the closed option wins in this regard. But its disadvantages are the complexity of manufacturing, higher consumption of materials, and, accordingly, a higher cost.
As for the appearance, you should not consider the closed type of the house too simple and uninteresting. It all depends on the owner's imagination - sometimes it turns out to be a real work of art.
We have presented interesting ideas for decorating a house for a closed-type well in the next photo selection.
This option cannot be called simple to execute - its construction and design will take a lot of time. In addition, creativity and a sufficient amount of consumables will be required. But the finished result will not leave anyone indifferent.
At first glance, a simple solution (blockhouse) is complemented by spectacular details - an original wheel handle, carved elements on the roof. Therefore, such a house looks spectacular.
Completely wooden structure of the house, starting from the frame and ending with its sheathing. For durability, wooden elements are treated with impregnation
This house is made of wood and covered with tiles. This option is quite popular among home craftsmen - no special skills and tools are required to work with the material.
Spectacular and difficult to manufacture house
Log house and some carved elements
Simple wooden house
Stylish double door solution
The main stages of building a house
Having considered the design options, have you decided on a suitable type of house and want to try your hand at building it?
Let's use the example of a simple closed house with a door together to analyze the main stages of construction and the procedure for doing this.
If you are building a roof house, then it is worth remembering that its dimensions should not be less than the diameter of the well itself.
Stage # 1 - drawing creation and selection of materials
You should start by creating a drawing, in which you have to indicate the dimensions of each structural element. Next, we will give as an example a drawing of a gable roof made of beams and boards (lining).
A simple wooden house is made of beams for a well. This design will reliably protect the well from debris, precipitation, flies and other things getting inside.
Basic structural elements: 1 - base frame; 2 - pediments; 3 - vertical rack; 4 - the ridge of the roof; 5 - gate; 6 - covering of gables; 7–8 - roof slopes
When creating a drawing, you need to calculate what materials and in what quantity will be needed.
For such a small house, you will need approximately the following set of materials:
- wooden bar - for the manufacture of rafters, ridge, base and their fastening, as well as a beam for support;
- log - for the manufacture of a gate (drum);
- boards - for gables and roof slopes, and as a stand to place a bucket;
- metal rods - for the manufacture of handles and fastening the gate;
- small consumables - metal bushings, washers, door hinges, handle;
- nails or screws;
- bucket and rope or chain.
As for the amount of materials, in each case, the consumption will depend on the size of the product and its shape.
Stage # 2 - preparation of tools and wood
After collecting the necessary materials and purchasing the missing ones, it's time to prepare the following tools:
- chainsaw, jigsaw, circular saw or grinder + wood disc;
- drill or hammer drill;
- hammer, screwdriver;
- level, tape measure, pencil.
Also, at this stage, you can prepare the wood - align, trim, treat with antiseptic and antifungal protective agents.
If you do not have experience with a chainsaw, you do not need to immediately start assembling a house. For a start, it would be good to practice sawing wood.
If you have never worked with a power tool and are going to saw wood with a grinder, in such a situation, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with rules for using the grinder.
Stage # 3 - making the frame
First, you need to measure the head of the well and, based on these measurements, create a drawing of the basic structure.
Next, mark the beams, boards into the required sections and cut. Then assemble the frame of the future house and its base.
After assembling the base and frame, they need to be fixed. For this, holes are made in the concrete ring with a puncher and the base is well screwed to the head of the well. And the frame is attached to the base with self-tapping screws
Stage # 4 - fastening the gate
At this stage, a gate is made by processing the log and driving a metal rod into it on one side, and a metal handle on the other. Attach it to the uprights with metal plates.
It remains to securely attach a rope or chain and a suitable bucket to the collar, which in the future will have to collect water
Stage # 5 - cladding and decor
Now you need to assemble the doors from the boards and attach them. Then nail the boards / lining to the frame, cover with a waterproofing layer on top.
How to do all this is clearly demonstrated in the next photo collection.
The bars will have to be attached to the frame with self-tapping screws, onto which the doors will be nailed. Why is it important to determine the size of the door and make the necessary markings with a pencil and a ruler
Boards for door assembly are marked, sawn. Then a door is assembled from them using nails and bars. Fastening to the frame is carried out using metal hinges. You also need to screw the handle on the door.
The slopes and gables of the future roof are lined with boards or clapboard. And a waterproofing layer is applied on top, for example, the now popular flexible tile - it is easily attached and firmly endures natural disasters
The head of the well itself can also be lined with clapboard. Or use decorative bricks, artificial stone, tile shards, and more. The area next to the well can also be decorated - install a bench, plant flowers, place sculptures
Fastening the bars for door mounting
Assembling and fixing the door
Facing with flexible tiles
This completes the assembly of a simple house. Did this process seem complicated to you and you absolutely do not know how to process wood? You can try to assemble a house from other materials - stainless steel or galvanized steel.
It is also important to take into account the peculiarities of the climate of your region - if you have frosty winters, then when choosing a material for facing the head, you should immediately take care of well insulation for the winter.
Conclusions and useful video on the topic
A video on how to build a nice house on a well:
A selection of interesting design options for the well in this video:
It will also be useful to see personal experience in making a frame homemade well house.
Having at hand a minimum set of tools and materials at hand (leftovers after repairs), you can build a wooden house on a well on your own. The main thing is to decide in advance on the shape and dimensions, draw up a drawing and you can start. If there is a desire to create something unique, you can decorate the finished house in an original way using for this, natural or artificial stone, tiles, sculptures, flowers, carved elements and other.
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