Building in Wood
Why build in wood?
1 – Strength and hardness
Although wood is a lightweight material, it has high mechanical performance.
In relation to its weight it is able to withstand loads higher than steel and its compression strength is similar to that of reinforced concrete.
3 – Mechanical resistance to earthquakes
The wooden structures, being light and dissipative, guarantee good reactions to the earthquake, in accordance with the recent regulations regarding seismic regulations.
5 – Protection against noise
The wood has good sound absorption properties that comes from both the fibrous characteristics and a high absorption coefficient.
7 – Delivery time
The wooden structures are prefabricated in the factory; this allows to significantly reduce the time of realization compared to a traditional construction.
2 – Energy saving and high thermal insulation
The wood has good insulation characteristics; the average thermal insulation value of a 10 cm wooden wall is equivalent to that of a concrete wall of 160 cm thickness.
The significant energy efficiency of wood allows a reduction in consumption and therefore a significant reduction in heating and cooling costs.
4 – Fire safety
The wooden structures have a good fire resistance because the burning rate of the wood is slow ; the wooden structures are sized R60′.
6 – Hygiene and respect for the environment
Wood contributes to improving the quality of the air and the well-being perceived inside the building, making the air that you breathe inside healthier and ensuring optimal conditions of temperature and humidity.