- Seismic resistance – Wooden houses are earthquake resistant, the wood being flexible absorbs vibrations.
- Reduced energy costs – A very good thermal insulation, considerably reduces the costs for heating in winter or for air conditioning in summer.
- Thermal comfort by insulation – The wall of the 150 mm wooden house is equivalent to 800 mm brick wall, in terms of thermal comfort
- Mechanical strength – The joints are made with special nails with chemical interlocking applied pneumatically and the intersection areas are doubled by metal parts.
- Ecology – an advantage of wood is that it does not emit radioactivity or static electricity and is a good thermal and hydrometric regulator.
- Construction duration – From the date of signing the contract, in 30 days the components are ready for shipment and the assembly of the house takes approximately 2 weeks.
- Costs – Even if the price of a wooden house is not below the price of a traditional house, in the long run you save on heating / cooling costs due to the clearly superior insulation of a wooden house compared to a traditional house.
- Warranties – The lifespan of a wooden house is unlimited. We grant a warranty certificate for a period of 10 years for the structure of the house, but the lifespan of a wooden house can exceed 100 years.
Today, most two- or three-story houses are built using the platform structure system. The platform structure for wooden houses replaced the prefabricated balloon system many years ago and became the most predominant technique for prefabricating the walls of houses on wooden structures.
This method is mainly used to make smaller structures, such as residential houses or apartment complexes. The name of the platform structure comes from the way in which these constructions are made. The process is to build vertically, from the foundation, in systems of platforms (floors).
The prefabrication system involves the construction of walls on floors (foundations), using uprights (wood 150mm 45mm), as high as one level, to achieve the structure of the walls. These walls represent the support of the floor beams that will form the floor (foundation) for the next level.
The walls are formed by uprights (elements of 150mm x 45mm), which are arranged, according to European requirements, from 40.64 cm to 40.64 cm. The uprights ensure stability and support for the platform (floor) of the next floor.
To better describe this method of prefabricating houses, it is best to start from the foundation up. First, the walls on the ground floor are installed, which are anchored in the existing concrete slab over the foundation. These walls represent the support for the floor above the ground floor, which is made of floor beams (220mm x 45mm), with OSB22mm cladding (groove and spring). Over this new floor, the upstairs walls are mounted.
This overlap of floors and walls of one level, forms the construction platform system on the wooden structure. This produces very resistant houses from a structural point of view, and reduces the risks related to the spread of the fire in height. Thus, short, light-walled structures are obtained, with low costs that are safer to build and install.
Their constructive style combines simple and modern solutions, which give them many advantages over brick or solid wood houses. The choice of this constructive style in Norway, Finland, USA or Canada is based on a very large volume of research on resistance, thermal comfort, health and environmental protection.
These wooden constructions are very well maintained over time and ensure all safety and comfort conditions. A wooden house adapts to all architectural and design styles.
The justification would be that:
- they are ecological houses
- they are houses resistant both in time and seismic
- they have perfect thermal insulation
- the duration of building such a house is very short;
The advantages of a wooden house:
Just a few of the main advantages of a wooden house would be: