Wood is a widely used, strong, and durable material. Why wooden buildings are becoming increasingly popular in modern architecture - you will find out here.
You may think that all prefabricated wooden houses look the same, but this is not the case. The facade of a building with a wooden frame structure can be designed individually. If you are a cheerful, lively type - you can plaster the outer wall and give it a colorful finish. A more natural look is achieved, for example, with a wooden facade of larch or spruce. Other modern solutions can be chosen, such as fiber cement boards, compact panels, clinker, or metal facades.
Unlike other building materials, wood is regenerated. In Germany and the German-speaking world, one cubic meter of wood is harvested every second. In order to protect forests from uprooting or deforestation, sustainable management is extremely important.
The use of wood and wood-based building materials reduces the formation of greenhouse gas CO2 in the long run. In place of each felled tree, a new one grows and it, in turn, extracts carbon dioxide from the air. CO2 is returned to the atmosphere only after the wood is burned, thus closing the CO2 cycle.
The wood has excellent static properties and withstands high-temperature differences, weathering, and humidity. Proof of this is the oldest buildings in the world - wooden houses. The wood is not only stable and long-lasting but also has a high load-bearing capacity at low weight. That is why today the multi-story buildings and apartment blocks with wooden construction are becoming more and more. The world's tallest wooden building, the HoHo, is located in Vienna and has 24 floors. In addition, the wooden structure provides better protection against earthquakes than that of solid concrete, a number of scientific studies prove. It is no coincidence that in the earthquake zones in Japan the buildings are made of wood.
The HoHo project in Vienna relies on the natural properties of wood. Wood not only creates comfort and vitality but also brings many environmental benefits.
Energy-efficient construction is becoming increasingly important. With its natural insulating properties and low thermal conductivity, wood has great advantages. A well-insulated wooden structure can reduce heat consumption in winter and protect from the heat in summer.
As a thermal insulator, wood reacts slowly to temperature fluctuations and improves the indoor climate. However, if the structure is airtight and the humidity is high, additional ventilation is needed, providing a pleasant microclimate and high air quality.
Temperature fluctuations can be very unpleasant, and wood protects us from both heat and cold.
Own studio, closet or large living room set - you can have them. A lightweight wooden structure allows about 10% more interior space with the same external dimensions. With the good insulating properties of walls with wood frame construction, the same value of thermal conductivity can be achieved with a smaller wall thickness. For a standard low-energy house with a thermally insulated solid brick structure, a wall thickness of about 50 cm will be required. While with a wooden frame structure, 37 cm will be sufficient for the same thermal conductivity.
Wooden construction for more space. The insulating properties of wood reduce the thickness of the walls.
Unlike massive buildings, prefabricated wooden houses are built using drywall technology, which saves drying time. The parts of the construction are designed in advance to the last detail and are produced in the production workshop with maximum precision. They are then transported to the construction site, where they are assembled and assembled. A single-family prefabricated house can be installed in just one day. Preliminary also allows for better cost control. In the case of wooden prefabricated houses, the fixed price and the exact range of services are defined in the offer.
Yes, wood burns, but unlike other building materials, the behavior of wooden structures in a fire is well predictable and controllable. The wood burns slowly, forming a charred protective layer that prevents the spread of fire inside the wood, and its load-bearing capacity is preserved for a long time. Both all buildings and prefabricated wooden houses have regulatory safety requirements. The EGGER OSB 4 TOP boards that we use in the construction of prefabricated houses meet the requirements of the fire safety standard DIN 4102-4 and can be used as reinforcing cladding in fire protection structures.
When burned, the wood forms a protective layer that slows down the spread of fire.
Along with the pleasant, special atmosphere that gives the room, wood has a number of other good qualities. It naturally regulates the humidity in the building - it absorbs moisture, and when the air is very dry it releases it again. Thanks to the optimal insulating properties, the walls of the wooden house feel warm to the touch and create coziness and comfort even when it is very cold outside.
The wood creates comfort and a pleasant microclimate. Studies show that wood even reduces stress and improves heart rate.