Wooden houses consolidate as an ecological trend
Wood constructions, initially used for homes and mountain environments, have become the green and sustainable trend of new urban housing. The wood structure, selected and treated, obtains results of houses totally insulated thermically with the addition of a remarkable reduction of the associated energy consumption.
Nowadays, more public works projects are accepting this ecological and sustainable option. In the city of Barcelona, centennial protected facade buildings are taking advantage of this option using light wooden structures. In the district of Vallcarca and Gracia, a single-family building of five floors was built becoming the highest of the city endowed with this natural structure.
These kind of projects have some advantages such as the profitability of the investment from the first phases of construction that added to the acoustic and thermal qualities make this type of buildings an ecological bet of the future of the architecture. MH Parquets supports the use of wood, either heat-treated or our Energía Natural collection which come from forests of responsible management thus achieving high energy ratings and coming to possess a system of renovation of air that allows you to ventilate the house without opening the windows.
Some experts agree that concrete was the main building material in the 20th century and wood wil be the one in the 21st century. Countries like Germany, United States or Canada (this one with public wooden equipment of up to 18 floors), already have a long way in this type of facilities.