The reduced work period on the construction site allows financial savings. This aspect allows a reduction of the average building time which can go from 2 to 4 months compared to a "traditional" concrete house. For an individual wooden house, the first stage of the construction is reduced to several days. Furthermore, the second stage can be started without a drying period. And a dry construction is a healthy one!

Thermal and phonic insulation

Wooden houses and, most of all, timber frame houses are unanimously recognized for their high thermal performances, due to the combination of the wood, used for the structure, with thermal insulation materials, used in  between the structure elements. This excellent thermal insulation is perfectly compatible with a contemporary architecture, containing large window surfaces. Once well thermally insulated, the wooden house is also efficient in terms of phonic insulation, whether if we refer to exterior noise or to impact noise. Placed in between the structure elements, the insulation material absorbs air noises, allowing a great acoustic efficiency and, therefore, highlevel performances.

Wood and time

World’s most ancient constructions are mostly built in wood: the 7th century Japanese temples, the 12th century Norwegian churches or the wooden constructions in the Middle Ages. In France, the “colombages” buildings compose the historical centers in most of the towns and, in the plains or in the mountains, the most ancient houses have a wooden structure: “colombages” in Normandy, Alsace, Bretagne, Aquitane, in Paris, beams or logs in mountain regions. Whatever the latitude or the climate, the wooden house daily proves, across the world, it's capacity to resist time and weather.