CLT timber - build wisely
CLT, or Cross Laminated Timber, is an innovative construction material that has gained a lot of popularity all around the world. It is strong, lightweight, sustainable, and very easy to work with as it offers various options for architects and construction workers. If you want to find out more about CLT and why it is the perfect material for your dream house then continue reading.
The name CLT comes from the perpendicular layers of wood that are glued on top of each other. Depending on the requirements, we use either 3-, 5- or 7-layer wood. The result – a significantly stronger and more stable material that can be compared to concrete in terms of its properties but still 5x lighter than the latter.
The production of one cubic meter of concrete emits around 1 tonne of CO2 and consumes a lot of water. By using high-quality and sustainably grown Nordic CLT timber in the construction of your house, your carbon footprint reduces to a neutral. And the best part is, the wood binds CO2 even after the construction is finished, providing a highly comfortable indoor climate.
Concrete vs CLT timber
• With CLT you save money
• With CLT you speed up construction
• With CLT you save nature
• With CLT you take care of your health
Good fire resistance
Fire is one of the biggest threats to any house, whether your home is made out of concrete or wood. Thanks to its layered design, CLT offers high flame resistance as it creates a unique charred top layer characteristic to wood when in contact with fire. Your home’s fire resistance can also be strengthened by imbuing the wood with suitable fire repellent solutions or by covering it with plaster.
Although it tends to go unnoticed, we are surrounded by noise on a daily basis that causes fatigue and stress. Thanks to various modern solutions and the layered structure of CLT timber, you can transform your new home into a peaceful Eden of silence where you come to relax after a long day at work.
A house that breathes with you
Thanks to its moisture-absorbing properties, a house built out of CLT holds a well-balanced moisture level. During winter, the timber adds moisture to the dry air when heating the house. Whereas, during warm summer months it helps absorb the excess moisture in the air. CLT’s excellent thermal conductivity also guarantees a pleasant and even indoor climate within the house. The result – a house that breathes along with you, making it the ideal home for people suffering from asthma or other respiratory difficulties.
Wood is a naturally good repellent for the spread of various bacteria and diseases. By building a house from CLT, you create a healthier and allergy-free environment for yourself.
10% more indoor surface
Due to its good moisture-absorbing properties, internal surfaces built from CLT do not require a separate moisture barrier. As a result, you are able to acquire 10% more interior space compared to the amount you can get with the more common materials.