Why wooden buildings

These buildings have very good thermal insulation properties, and are therefore predestined for low-energy buildings or directly for passive houses. Another clear advantage is the speed of construction, which masonry technology can never achieve, and even in construction, & quot; time is money & quot ;. Wooden buildings are more environmentally friendly and save non-renewable resources. Life in a wooden house is emotionally very pleasant, the walls do not cool, the space is more evenly heated and the temperature rise is very fast.

Distributors most often ask what it is like with . It is interesting that no one thinks about asking about the longevity of a brick family house with a classic truss. But it is also made of wood. The practical service life of a wooden building is determined primarily by the care for it during its use. Thousands of wooden buildings are known that have existed for hundreds of years. According to the purpose of statistics, the statistical lifetime is 70 to 100 years. But if you wanted to live in such an old building without reconstruction, it would certainly not meet your requirements today. However, reconstructing such a building would definitely cost more than a new building. In addition, in this case, you are forced to adapt to the building, not the building to you. So far more important than physical life is moral life, i.e. how long the building is able to satisfy the demands placed on it. And then comes the next important question of how to dispose of it ecologically and at the lowest possible cost. And here comes another advantage of wooden buildings. Even an ignorant person will recognize that a wooden building is clearly more advantageous in this respect.

Another common question is the flammability of a wooden structure . But a wooden building must meet the same fire standards and regulations as buildings made of other materials, so if it is properly designed and built, there is no greater danger than other buildings. Just such a small side note. Few people know that wood in massive form has greater fire resistance than, for example, steel. Haven’t you noticed that charred trusses protrude from the fire and the ceiling of the steel “eyes” has collapsed?

And what about pests, fungi, rodents ? If the construction is correctly designed and implemented, there is no danger in this direction. Design of the structure, choice of details and other materials, such as gypsum fiber boards or OSB boards, which are used in sandwich constructions, choice of glued profiles called KVH together with additional use of chemical protection (used mainly in the first period of stabilization humidity and temperature conditions in the house before the building settles, so to speak, the building is sufficiently protected).

People are also interested in the fortress of the house . They are afraid that in the strong wind their roof will fly or the snow will break it down. The same rules apply to the construction of a wooden house as to houses of other structures. The construction must be documented by statics, which prove that it is sufficiently load-bearing. And if the building is built according to such a documented project, it cannot happen that it would be damaged by these influences. Of course, provided that the snow or wind does not significantly exceed the standard values, which are still being tightened. If we talk about strength, let us recall the generally little-known fact that, for example, wood perpendicular to fibers has a higher compressive strength than plain concrete.

Wooden buildings are also criticized for their low capacity to accumulate. There is no mass that would collect heat in the winter and gradually emit it, and in the summer, on the contrary, accumulate cold, which would subsequently cool the room in case of heat. However, this played an important role if the building was designed for intermittent heating, i.e. solid fuels without automation. Today, when heating operation is automated, this requirement loses its significance. On the contrary, it has the advantage that it melts when needed. The temperature rises much faster and there are no negative effects, such as condensation on the wall or radiation from the wall. The problem of summer overheating must be solved by appropriate use of the house. During the day when we are at work, we close the house (outdoor, indoor blinds or shutters, curtains, etc.) and in the evening we let in cooler air. Another but more expensive solution is to use, for example, a cooling (in winter heating) ground duct, for example with air conditioning or directly with recuperation. There is no need to reach for air conditioning.