Wood, an ecological material
An ultra resistant material
”Fully renewable, wood is the only material that helps combat climate change, mainly by reducing greenhouse gases.
De hecho, 1m³ de madera evita la emisión de 1,1 toneladas de CO2. Además, la madera contiene carbono, que se almacena durante toda su vida útil. Por lo tanto, no se liberará a la atmósfera.
For a well insulated house
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from wood are much lower than those from other materials such as concrete or steel.
In fact, according to a 2016 study in Europe, “the use of wood products leads to a reduction in fossil GHG emissions over the entire life cycle compared to functionally equivalent alternatives of the order of 1.5 to 3.5 t CO2 per tonne of wood products”.
Wood has strong insulation qualities, both thermal and acoustic. Wood insulates 15 times better than concrete, 450 times better than steel and 1,700 times better than aluminum.
On the other hand, wood has the advantage of not causing condensation, even if the wall shows significant differences in temperature. Wood has a low thermal conductivity.
Another important advantage of wood is that it retains its insulating qualities throughout its life. Therefore, passive houses fall within the framework of “High Energy Efficiency Labels”.
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The quality of our houses, with zero energy consumption, represent a good investment in your present and future.
Wood, a very resistant material
Wood is a solid, resistant and durable material. In Scandinavian countries, most houses are built precisely of wood due to its good resistance to cold. But wood is just as resistant to heat. Therefore, its low thermal conductivity makes it an ally of choice for home construction, especially when you know that wood transmits heat 10 times slower than concrete and 250 times slower than steel. Compared to other materials, wood will also retain its properties for a longer time and will burn longer. Finally, the resistance and absorption capacity of wood make it a solid ally against seismic phenomena.
The wooden house, a modular construction
Pre-industrialized construction is simple and flexible. In Spain, 80% of the wood used for construction comes directly from our forests in Europe. Transport is therefore simple and fast.
Because wood is flexible and strong, builders can let their creativity run wild. It will also be easier to do extension work with a wooden frame than with other materials. In addition, wood adapts to all styles and combines perfectly with steel, concrete or glass.