Activities of the cluster in 2014-2015

  • Development of Estonian Woodhouse Portal - - internationally visible website with moderately professional content, aimed to promote Estonian wooden houses.
  • Publishing of Estonian Wooden Houses newspaper once a year.
  • Providing the sector and media with communication and information about the cluster and sector activities.
  • Organizing the contest "Pre-Fab House of the Year" .
  • Organizing the Vocational Competition for Handcrafted Log Home Builders.
  • Organizing architectural contest for students in cooperation with universities.
  • Study/trade fair visits to the priority markets of cluster members.
  • Air-tightness and termovision studies.
  • Study of cold bridges in wooden constructions.
  • Competence enhancing events for cluster members - seminars and conferences.

Estonian Wooden Houses Cluster is supported by European Regional Development Fund through cluster development program of Enterprise Estonia in the frames of "Estonian Wooden Houses Exporters Cluster Project".

Activities implemented during the III period (01.09.2015 - 31.08.2018) of the project to date

  • Seminar “The tomorrow of a healthy building”
  • Seminar “How to build a modern wooden modular house”
  • Workshop “Processing wood using the Yakisugi technique”
  • Organising a study visit for the Latvian Wood Construction Cluster to Estonian wooden houses sector companies

Activities implemented during 01.01.2014 - 15.08.2015:

  • Seminar “A Year in Nearly Zero-Energy Building”
  • Seminar “Calculating wind loads of wooden structures”
  • Seminar “Estonian wooden house – where from, where to”
  • Seminar “Applying IT-solutions in the wooden houses industry”
  • Seminar “Methods of payment in international banking”
  • Seminar for construction students of the TUT Tartu College
  • Workshop “Producing traditional French beam truss constructions”
  • Workshop “Producing traditional American beam truss constructions”
  • Conference “Fire safety in timber buildings”
  • Organising the Estonian Wooden Houses Friends Summer Conference in 2014 and 2015
  • Study visit to France
  • Study visit to Latvia
  • Visiting the BAU construction fair in Germany
  • Compiling and publishing the Estonian Wooden Houses newspaper as an insert in the newspaper Postimees in 2014 and 2015
  • Organising the Pre-Fab House of the Year 2015 contest
  • Compiling and printing the Prefab House of the Year 2010 - 2015 printed publication
  • Organising the International Vocational Competition for Handcrafted Log Home Builders in 2014 and 2015
  • Organising a research contest
  • Completion of advertising material “Estonian wooden houses – centuries of experience” and its presentation in the Estonian Open Air Museum and Rotermann shopping centre
  • Compiling an advertising exhibition on Estonian wooden houses sector and the Cluster for the EXPO world fair
  • Organising an exhibition on prefabricated houses and presenting it in Solaris Centre
  • Publishing advertising material on the Wooden Houses Cluster in the French architecture magazine Architecture Durable
  • Completion of a promotional video on the Vocational Competition for Handcrafted Log Home Builders
  • Completion of a promotional video on the activities of the Estonian wooden houses sector and the Cluster
  • Participating in an energy efficiency study of handcrafted log houses
  • Organising thermovisor studies
  • Managing the wooden houses portal, updating the appearance and contents of the portal
  • Developing a new visual and brand for the Cluster
  • Managing communication on the activities of the sector

The duration of the project`s II period: 01.01.2014-15.08.2015 (17,5 months)             The budget of the project`s II period: 185 474 EUR

The duration of the project`s first period: 01.07.2010-31.12.2013 (42 months)
The budget of the project first period: 344 739,43 EUR