WHY LIVE IN A WOODEN HOUSE?
When we speak about “green building” we refer to construction methods aimed at safeguarding the ecosystem, living in healthy environments, in the absence of toxic substances.
Through green building, the environmental impact of new buildings is decreased, significantly reducing the emissions generated to heat, cool and produce hot water.
Another advantage of green building is the health of the property’s occupants, thanks to the use of natural and non-chemical materials.
PROTECTING YOUR LOVED ONES MEANS BREATHING THE WOODEN HOUSE’S PURE AIR
The construction material used is completely ecological and recyclable,
therefore it guarantees the people inside the house to be surrounded by a healthy environment.
The wooden structure is earthquake-proof, resistant to fire and strong winds and is also characterized by high standards of acoustic and thermal comfort.
It also does not require the constant use of radiators in colder periods or air conditioners in warmer ones, which are often the cause of numerous cooling diseases, as the sudden transition from particularly hot temperatures to very cold temperatures is negative for the health.
WOOD IS THE BUILDING MATERIAL PAR EXCELLENCE
Wood is one of the oldest building materials, always used for its excellent technique characteristics: it is easy to find and work, durable, solid, able to withstand considerable stresses without deforming or breaking.
Wood is the only material that only needs water, air and sun to grow. This keeps stable his CO2 balance: wood absorbs harmful carbon dioxide from the air and returns it only after combustion or waste paper.
Every cement cubic meter replaced by wood equals to a ton less of carbon dioxide released in the atmosphere. Constructing a three-story wooden building equates to removing 2600 cars from the streets per year.
Wood is never a waste, but it is, and remains, a quality product: while the rubble must be disposed of separately, wood can be transformed into new products or simply used as natural fuel.
THE REAL ADVANTAGES OF WOODEN CONSTRUCTION
Buildings with load-bearing wooden structures, frame or panel, guarantee high anti-seismic performance. Wood can achieve the same strength as reinforced concrete with the advantage of being five times lighter, for this reason it better resists mechanical stress.
Wood has excellent thermal insulation characteristics, ten times more than concrete. The total absence of thermal bridges and cold walls helps to reduce energy consumption by up to 50% compared to traditional structures. In addition, if well designed and properly insulated, wooden buildings maintain a constant temperature in all seasons.
FAST AND RELIABLE TIMES
A wooden building offers fast and guaranteed delivery time, because it’s an industrial product designed and manufactured in factory and its assembly on site requires less time.
Wooden houses are able to oppose extended and prolonged fires. During the fire, the burnt wood surface protects the internal structure, which does not suddenly collapse and gives way to the occupants to evacuate in time. The firefighters have a favorable opinion on wooden buildings.
The wooden structures combine multi-layer constructions with heat-insulating materials in order to protect against noise in an optimal way. Footsteps noise can also be limited by carefully choosing the substrate and countertop layers.
Wood has a much lower conductivity than concrete and it also maintains heat inside the home for a long time, with significant saving on energy bills.
The energy used in the production process of wooden buildings is much lower than that needed to build houses in reinforced concrete and brick. The amount of CO2 absorbed by the plant during its growth exceeds the quantity involved in the production system of construction elements. The wood is 100% recyclable and can be disposed of easily.
Green building has a lower cost than the traditional one and, more important, price is certain from the estimate since all variables are decided at the design stage. No surprises at the end of the works!
According to a study conducted by the major real estate agencies, a house built with energy saving and eco-compatibility criteria can be reevaluated in a more important way than a traditional one.