Timber and engineered wood are unbeatable in many respects. We have made a list of their many positive attributes and the reasons why they have such enormous potential as modern, sustainable building materials.
Wood: the Oldest Building Material and One of the Most Amazing:
Wood is the only renewable building material: every five seconds, enough wood grows in Germany to build an entire single-family home.
Houses made of wood have an excellent carbon footprint: up to 90% better than that of other building methods.
Owing to the many available kinds of wood and building methods, virtually anything is possible with wood: from panelised to modular construction, and from loadbearing frames to exteriors.
Few building methods can compete with wood in terms of speed, thanks to extensive prefabrication.
Wood’s physical properties read like a wish list: stable, compression-proof, lightweight, durable, elastic and airtight.
The protection from fire provided by wood is calculable – it even offers greater safety than steel.
A pleasant indoor climate results from the moisture-regulating properties of timber and engineered wood.
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