Frequently asked questions

Fundamental to our work, is rigorous and strategic thinking. This is the responsibility of our highly motivated team. For LiWooD, innovation is not an end in itself, but a means towards efficient construction.

Our clients and building managers are drawn from both the private and public domain. LiWooD is able to provide them with sustainable solutions for hotels and student housing, social housing projects and assisted living accommodation for senior citizens.

It is possible to realize the full benefits of LiWooD’s methods in projects starting at 80 modules. Further cost and time savings can be achieved when the number of modules is increased.

LiWooD creates sustainable solutions which combine high architectural standards with exceptional quality and delivery time.

The LiWooD-team is fully aware of their special responsibility for the projects entrusted to them, for the future residents and the environmental impact; and they are deeply committed to finding solutions that work long-term.

In recent years, LiWooD has been able to demonstrate that it is possible to achieve outstanding quality using sustainable construction methods. The cost is comparable to traditional construction methods and considered. If the range of purposes for which the buildings can be used over its life-span are taken into account, the financial benefits for the client are considerable.

Air-water heat pumps are C02 emission-free, environmentally friendly and cost-effective to operate. Therefore, up to 75% of actual energy requirements is obtained from the ambient air- a significant contribution to the prevention of global warming.
A suitably-sized photovoltaic system requiring minimal maintenance and with long service life generates most of the electricity needed for the air-water heat pumps.
In contrast to conventional heating systems with flow temperatures of 70 to 90 °C, surface heaters, such as for example underfloor heating, require significantly lower temperatures (about 35 °C flow temperature).

Industrialised production results in high quality construction, time-saving building schedules and is economical.

All our materials are carefully selected and processed with a view to sustainable development.

Currently in Germany, timber building can have a maximum of eight storeys (high-rise building limit). Local regulations will determine the height of the building.

The walls are made of cross-laminated spruce boards manufactured locally (southern Germany, Austria) clad with gypsum fibreboard. They are permeable and combine a regulatory effect with excellent thermal insulation. Environmentally sustainable materials are used for the coating of the walls, the facade and all the other building components. The walls can also be finished with exposed wooden surfaces.

Every LiWooD building is planned individually and built according to the client’s unique specifications. A variety of entirely different types of room can be created.
Custom design makes it possible to construct almost any conceivable type and form of housing. The building structures allow for dimensionally accurate adjustments to the conditions of any given site therefore ensuring its optimum utilization.

Wood is characterised by its extreme resilience. Generally timber buildings have the same life span as conventional buildings, often longer.

Compared to other building materials, wood has a negative CO2 emissions rating and requires less energy to process.

In comparison with conventional construction far greater precision can be achieved. There are no drying times. The construction phase is low in emissions (noise, dirt). In addition, repairs can be carried out more economically and more quickly. The cost of construction coordination and management is reduced.

The airborne sound insulation between walls of the apartments and the corridors complies with the requirements of DIN 4109 (Supplement 2). The impact sound insulation is also superior to the DIN standard specified.

The fire protection capacity of timber houses is not in any way inferior to “conventional” buildings made of concrete, masonry or steel. Due to their excellent low combustion rate of 0.77 mm / min, in the event of a fire, the supporting timbers walls are able to assume a portion or all of the required fire protection levels.

Its specifically designed onsite field factory. This is where the prefabricated components, which have been produced according to LiWooD’s design, are assembled directly on site (or nearby) and the virtually completed modules are lined up and connected storey by storey. The construction site makes an unusually clean and orderly impression because the various materials required do not need to be delivered separately and processed at the site.

When modules are produced in a ‘conventional’ way in a factory, all the building materials must first be delivered to the factory and then processed. Subsequently the modules must be laboriously loaded onto lorries and transported. Even though a lot of air is being transported, excessive vehicle widths and lengths give rise to considerable expense and inconvenience. By using an on-site factory, LiWooD is able to economise on lorry journeys, which constitutes a significant contribution to environmental protection and sustainability: A lorry contaminates a road 10,000 times more than a car!

At a rate of 60 to 80 minutes per module, the capacity of a field factory is up to ten modules per day.

Typically, a turnkey building with 200 units can be completed and ready to occupy within 4 months from start to finish.

The amount of time saved is about 60 percent. The larger the building, the greater the time saved.

Assembly in the field factory is largely independent of the weather, so that, even at times when uncertain weather conditions may be expected, completion can run according to schedule. Construction can take place throughout the winter months.

Short build times lead to faster rental revenue and earlier occupation of the living space. Investment capital is locked in for a correspondingly shorter period of time.

The latest technical equipment such as keyless entry and accounting systems as well as modern media devices are integrated into the modules. Modern technical service equipment (heating, ventilation, photovoltaic) is closely integrated with conventional trades (e.g. screed, walls, installation levels). Installation is process-oriented and runs in conjunction with other trades. The classic division into shell and finishing work does not exist.

For the builders, the modular room system is significantly more agreeable than conventional construction. There are no significant construction delays, which increases planning reliability. Standardized production methods decrease the error rate and as a result, there is virtually no structural damage.

Assembly of the prefabricated components is low in emissions – noise, pollution, dust. Surrounding areas do not experience any significant adverse effects during construction.

The excellent insulation properties of wood make it possible to create passive, zero-energy or energy-plus houses. Whereas traditional building materials consume a significant amount of grey energy and to some extent produce CO2; wood is a material which binds significantly more CO2 than is produced during processing. Unglued solid wood binds approximately 1,5to CO2 / ton.

Due to its modular design different layouts and change of use are possible throughout a building’s lifespan. Change of use is particularly simple to carry out, if this option has been included in the initial planning process.

LiWooD can undertake projects throughout Europe without any difficulty. Even when building codes and regulations differ, LiWooD’s versatile construction methods can be adapted without there being any loss of benefits.

The company headquarters are in Munich. We invite you to visit us in our offices. Of course, we can also come to you. We recognise the importance of direct and objective information. We will gladly arrange for you to have a conversation with one of our clients or building managers.

Our customers have above-average requirements in terms of sustainability, comfort, ongoing energy costs and architectural standards. They are motivated by an active and urgent sense of responsibility for sustainable planning and construction and regard their actions as a contribution towards improving everyone’s quality of life.

At our first meeting we will demonstrate the module variants to you. A variety of ideas can be explored right from the start of the planning phase. Perhaps one should compare the drafting stage to that well-known Danish shuffleboard game – it seldom works first time. The beginning of a project should always be creative and a pleasant process for all those involved.

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