We have set out to build our houses with a natural, recyclable and renewable material: wood.
Wood is our great ally in this cause, not only because it is a sustainable construction method, but also because it brings great benefits to your health. So we invite you to put aside any prejudices you may have about building with wood, and we'll tell you why it is so great.
Wood is a carbon positive material as it absorbs more CO2 than is necessary for its manufacture. As trees grow they absorb CO2 and retain it in their leaves, branches and trunks even after they are felled; it is therefore the only building material that contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions in the long term.
Being a natural material, it does not generate toxic waste and is easily recyclable. In addition, the process of growing and felling forests guarantees a sustainable and renewable cycle: every time a tree is felled, 10 more are planted.
Wood is a natural insulator that creates a barrier between heat and cold, making it an excellent choice for energy efficient homes. Moreover, it maximises the efficiency of any other materials added to the thermal insulation of the house.
Although wood is a combustible material, it provides much better fire resistance compared to other materials. Wood has a natural defence system that creates an outer layer of charcoal that protects the core and slows down the combustion process. This allows the wood to support the weight of the fire for a longer period of time.
Wood is good for your body and mind. There are numerous studies on the benefits of using wood in homes, hospitals and schools. In particular, a study by the University of British Columbia and the NGO FPInnovations concludes that the presence of visual wood surfaces in a room decreased stress.
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