Wooden houses are an ecological alternative

Ecological wooden houses

Wood is an excellent element of ecological construction. His capacity insulation is undeniable just like your durability, its use as a material for the construction of single-family houses and small buildings has become overcrowded due to the development of the stain industry that makes it possible for these homes to have maintenance every 4 or 5 years depending on the inclement weather, the same as it should be done maintenance to a construction house. The city councils, for the most part, like the CTE, require that these houses have an efficient insulation between their walls with which the walls must be a minimum of 140mm thick. This leads to more isolation and less energy expenditure plus superior comfort.

Another of the negative labels that has been awarded is its ease of combustion, to burn. In reality, everything is burned, many brick houses have burned. This is a story that the competition has created to minimize the competitiveness of wooden houses. But it is a true fact that wood takes less time to burn than other construction materials and also, its behavior before fire is better because, being a natural material, its emissions are not toxic, in addition to giving time to evacuate the building avoiding human losses. In turn, you exist flame retardant treatments good quality that are fire retardant, easy to apply (anyone can do it) and affordable for anyone.

It is a dry construction, the beams reach the ground and the house is assembled on the ground with minimal water consumption since its joining elements are nails and screws; They only need a crane to install the tiles, in a single day and no more, thus saving a lot in the use of fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions.

But to make it more ecological in addition to being made with an element renewable like wood must also comply with the conditions of bioclimatic houses that include a series of assumptions that make them more efficient and respectful of the environment.

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