Durability of
wooden constructions

Timber constructions are a popular choice for builders and architects. The longevity of timber constructions depends on many factors, such as the right type of wood, the type of construction, maintenance and upkeep, and structural moisture protection.

Timber constructions vs.
solid constructions

Many people think that a wooden construction is inferior to a solid construction in terms of longevity. However, this is a misconception. A properly applied timber construction is in no way inferior to a solid construction. The calculated service life of 50 years is the minimum that a building must achieve. Calculation approaches for the value retention of buildings set a total useful life of 80-100 years for both solid construction and timber construction.

Wooden constructions have
a long lifespan

History has shown that wooden constructions can last several hundred years. A half-timbered construction, for example, is attributed a technical lifespan of well over 300 years. Modern timber buildings are also assigned corresponding time spans if properly maintained and serviced.

The bad reputation of timber construction from the post-war period (shack construction) and the “primitive” prefabricated house constructions from the 60s and 70s has long been left behind by modern timber construction. Nowadays, a distinction is made according to use classes and durability classes, and thus the appropriate type of wood and construction method are selected. If the appropriate wood is used professionally, whereby the constructive moisture protection plays an overriding role, chemical wood preservatives can even be completely dispensed with.


Individual glulam

With our glued laminated timber (glulam), individual constructions can be built, because we produce the components in almost any shape and size – entirely according to your wishes. The kiln-dried wooden boards are joined together by finger-jointing to form long lamellas. Discover our wide range of glulam products.

X-LAM element construction

Whether roof, ceiling or wall – X-LAM can be used in a variety of ways. Our X-LAM element construction gives you great freedom in building design. The flexibly usable elements made of cross laminated timber are custom-made for you and can be assembled quickly and easily.

Sustainable building with wood

Wood is a renewable and natural raw material that stores CO2 and thus relieves the environment. Buildings made of wood thus have a positive effect on the atmosphere and always remain a source of raw materials due to the reusability of wood. Learn more about the topic of sustainability when building with wood.

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