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02. Wooden houses and wood generalities

Can my wooden house burn?

In opposition to common believes, a wooden house burns hardly more than another type, made of concrete or steel. The wood, after being harvested and dried, still contains water, which will evaporate during a fire before letting the wood burn. When burning, the wood creates charcoal protection, slowing down the spread of heat. The wood … Continued

Can I install a fireplace in my wooden house?

The majority of our wooden houses and prefabricated houses can be equipped with a fireplace. During the fireplace installation, make sure to follow the safety rules and installation requirements. You can opt for a beautiful fireplace in your interior without fearing for the dwelling conditions. Using a fireplace is not without risks, therefore, we recommend … Continued

How does a wooden house respect the environment ?

The environment protection is one of our essential pillars and objectives. To build wooden houses and respect environment,  we focus on our production and the management of our products. The FSC certifications attest that the wood materials are coming from controlled plantations. We support the renewal of the forests. In our constructions, we use toxin-free … Continued

What is the durability and strength of a wooden house?

The wooden houses are highly resistant and durable. With proper construction methods, innovative assembly systems and good maintenance, the house can last up to a hundred years. The wooden construction is also easier to maintain and to renovate than more traditional house types. Its structure benefits from the natural strength and solidity of the wood. … Continued

A wooden house in the city, is it possible ?

It is possible to build a log house respecting city requirements and stricter regulations. Thanks to the “city corner” solutions the constructions is free of protruding log ends. Discover more about the city corner solution!

Is a wooden house energy-efficient?

Thanks to building methods, modular – or prefabricated houses – are remarkable in term of energy saving. This type of construction gives the possibility to choose alternative energy power sources and environment-friendly installations. The effective insulation will also guarantee you a pleasant interior climate and the reduction of energy bills.

What are the insulating properties of wood?

Wood is a natural sound and thermal insulation, that maintains the dwelling’s climate. Thus, the house is fresh during hot summer days and warm from autumn to spring. The insulating features of the wood also minimize the energy consumption and reduce energy costs. Palmatin also proposes different insulation thickness to reinforce the natural wood insulating … Continued

What are the advantages of a wooden house?

A wooden house offers enjoyable advantages, in terms of comfort, climate as well as health or environment. Wood is bioenergetics and ecological material. Flexible, resistant, light and durable, the wood is suitable for most of the grounds and constructions. It is also recommended in seismic areas. The structure is solid due to tensile and weight … Continued