Wood as a material

3.7 bn m3 timber stock in Germany

From our point of view, wood is the building material of the future.

With the annual growth in German forests alone, Germany´s construction projects for an entire year could theoretically be implemented using timber construction methods.

The amount of spruce wood that we have used in all construction projects so far grows in Germany within just 4 hours.

Wood is a construction material that can be industrially prefabricated precisely and in a time efficient manner. That is why our construction method is that quick.

The basis of our concept – walls and floors from multilayer glued wood layers.

Step 1

Boards made of coniferous wood – mostly spruce – are mainly extracted from the edge zone of the tree trunk. This part of the timber harvest is significantly upgraded when it is used as cross-laminated timber because it has excellent properties in terms of strength and stiffness.

Step 2

Placed at right angles on top of each other, the boards form our walls and floors. We usually use three-layer or five-layer cross-laminated wood. It is dimensionally stable and highly resilient.

Step 3

The layers are bonded with formaldehyde-free adhesive. The solid wood panels offer a wide range of architectural solutions.

Excellent statics

Due to the low specific weight of the wood and its outstanding static properties, the product is suitable for adding floors to existing buildings. Extensions with timber constructions are more than 50% lighter than conventional extensions, which represents a correspondingly higher utilization potential.

Other advantages of wood as a construction material

Lifespan

The lifespan of a wooden building is 60 – 100 years, depending on its use, and is absolutely equivalent to buildings of conventional construction.

Process

Due to the high degree of prefabrication, the timber construction allows a low-emission construction site and largely dispenses with the use of water on site.

Heat insulation

Wood is a good thermal insulator. Due to the many micro-air inclusions in the material, heat is hardly passed on and thus remains stored in the room.

Room climate

Due to its pore-structure, wood can absorb moisture from the room air and release it back into the environment when it is dry. This regulatory property ensures a particularly good indoor climate.

Origin

Wood grows almost everywhere and usually all by itself. It does not have to be shipped across the oceans and thus not only saves many kilometres of transport routes and carbon dioxide, but also supports the domestic economy.

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