New Regulation Sets Standards for Wooden Tiny Houses

New regulation of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change published in the Official Gazette will come into force on January 1, 2025.

The Regulation on the Design, Calculation and Construction Principles of Wooden Buildings of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change was published in the Official Gazette.

The regulation regulates the procedures and principles regarding the methods, rules and conditions regarding the design and construction of load-bearing wooden construction elements and building systems with adequate safety, in accordance with their intended use.

The regulation, which covers building-type structures consisting of load-bearing wooden structural elements or in which different building systems and load-bearing wooden structural elements are used together, will come into force on January 1, 2025.

According to this regulation, it will be mandatory to use materials in accordance with the rules of the Construction Materials Directive and the Regulation on the Criteria to be Subject to Construction Materials in the designed buildings.

In matters for which there is no sufficient provision in this regulation, Turkish standards will be taken as basis, and in the absence of these standards, European standards will be taken as basis. Internationally accepted standards can also be used for matters that are not regulated by Turkish or European standards.

With the regulation, basic principles for structural design, design principles according to material properties, earthquake calculations, strength, fire and insulation were determined.

Accordingly, in the design of mixed buildings with wooden bearings to be built in earthquake zones, in addition to the rules and conditions specified in these principles, the rules of the Turkish Building Earthquake Regulation will also be fulfilled.

In wooden buildings, it will be required to use certified materials of the quality, specification and quality specified in the regulation. In addition to the principles specified for fire protection design, the principles of the Regulation on Fire Protection of Buildings will also be complied with.

Chimneys and installation pipes will not be located on the external walls in the building; if the installation needs to be placed on the external walls, insulation measures will be taken.

Source: Patronlardunyasi / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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