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.

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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

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.

Moreover, wood doesn’t cause condensation, even if the wall shows significant differences in temperature. Indeed, wood has low thermal conductivity.

Finally, wood is able to retain completely its insulating qualities throughout its life. Therefore, passive houses fall within the framework of “Energy Efficient Labels”.

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”.

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An ultra resistant material

Wood has strong insulation properties, both thermic and acoustic. Wood insulates 15 times better than concrete, 450 times better than steel and 1,700 times better than aluminum.

Condensation

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.

Profitability

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”.

The price of a wooden house

In a traditional construction project, the price of a passive house is often a major hurdle. For this reason, the construction of a wooden house can cost up to 20% cheaper in some departments than a conventional construction.

Wood, an ultra 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

The construction of pre-fabricated wooden passive houses is simple, flexible and modular. In Spain, 80% of the wood used for construction comes directly from our forests in Europe. Transportation is therefore simple and fast.

Because wood is flexible and robust, builders can let their creativity run wild. It will also be easier to do enlargement work with a wooden frame than with other materials. In addition, wood adapts to all styles and combines perfectly with steel, concrete or glass.You will also find wooden houses in kit form, which are quick to install and blend in perfectly with any landscape.