CHOOSE WOOD

The benefits of timber constructions

Wood is the only construction material whose use helps to reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere, thus contributing to mitigate climate change.

  • Construction on-site is faster and safer. The manufacture of parts and pieces is easier in wood and these can be sent for assembly in situ. That shortens the deadlines and increases security and accuracy.
  • Adjusted closures. The components are manufactured with great precision to ensure a perfect fit. Along with the natural insulating properties of wood, wood panels offer remarkable thermal performance.
  • Great resistance to fire. The insulating properties of wood enable it to resist fires of up to 250 °C (temperature at which the steel begins to weaken). If it becomes inflamed, its low thermal conductivity causes it to burn very slowly, forming a layer of carbon on the outside that protects the interior.
  • Structural and seismic performance. The wooden structures are lighter than steel and concrete which reduces the impact of the energy released in an earthquake. This also decreases the load on the foundation and contributes to a resilient and safe structure.
  • Thermal and acoustic insulation. Timber has a low thermal conductivity, which makes it an excellent thermal insulator. If combined with materials such as fiberglass or mineral wool, a wooden construction can meet the thermal insulation requirements of a home even in extreme climates. The same applies to acoustic insulation.
  • Low carbon footprint. Wood is the only construction material whose use helps to reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere, thus contributing to mitigate climate change. It is, in fact, the lowest carbon footprint construction alternative. On the one hand, trees absorb CO2 when they grow; on the other hand, CO2 emissions are much lower than those of concrete and steel when harvesting trees and producing boards.