Why go for wood?

Safe and healthy options, good for you and the environment.

A healthier option than concrete

Știm cu toții că a trăi într-un mediu cât mai apropiat de natură îmbunătățește aspecte esențiale cu privire la sănătatea fizică și psihică – exemplele cele mai vizibile sunt întâlnite în stabilizarea tensiunii și reducerea nivelului de stres. Aceștia asociază aceleași beneficii chiar și celor ce dețin obiecte decorative din lemn prin prisma materialului ce provine direct din natură. Beneficiile pentru cei ce aleg o casă în totalitate din lemn (un material biologic – provine din natură și ecologic – nu dăunează naturii), crește exponențial. Potrivit unui studiu recent, s-a demonstrat că lemnul are un impact semnificativ asupra următoarelor aspecte legate de bunăstare:

Low stress level

Increased ability to focus and attention to details

Creativity increase

Less pain

Thanks to these benefits, there has been an increasingly significant investigation in using wood as a building material for schools, offices, and hospitals.

Durable. Easy to build. Energy efficient

If you plan to build a house or any other building but make it spacious, you’ll find all the arguments that will convince you to give wood a chance.

Spacious buildings and especially the tall ones – modern house projects generally – pose a set of special challenges, from the architecture that requires precise projecting for structure durability to increased attention to details when it comes to natural light or energy usage. Luckily, you are in the right place, as wood is maybe the most efficient material for dealing with the above-mentioned aspects. Why? We’ll just list here some of advantages:

Lego for grown-ups

First, the end-tend process of making a wooden building is like Lego for grown-ups. Assembling only takes a few weeks. For example, the walls and ceiling of a timber frame get to the work site already assembled.

Durable and flexible

Second, the proportion between the volume of the building and the covered surface is extremely convenient for wooden buildings. Why should you care? This is an essential factor in the energy efficiency of a building.

Energy efficiency

Third, the wood’s density related to its ability to sustain stress caused by tension is comparable to that of the steel. What does this mean to you? It’s easier for the bed to keep the structure intact in case of an earthquake or strong winds, as the material that it has to sustain is lighter and, at the same time, flexible.

A material that doesn’t harm the environment

Though it may seem hard to believe, a wooden house leaves a much lower mark on the environment than other construction materials. The differences are easy to notice, especially when it comes to the carbon dioxide emissions, the effects on the water quality and the environment if we measure all these on the entire life cycle of the material.

A recent study in this field shows that the lifetime  carbon dioxide emissions of a wooden house are 31% lower than those of a concrete house and 26% lower than those of a steel house Even before measuring the carbon existing in the wood (which would have been eliminated into the environment once the wood’s life cycle had ended). Another study measures the necessary energy required for building wooden houses using 80 megajoules/wooden beam. A steel beam requires 516 megajoules and a concrete one, 290 megajoules. We must also mention that the carbon emissions are: 4kg for wood, 40 kg for steel and 27 kg for concrete.