Why use X-Lam panels?
The X-Lam is a finished product, compact wood, which insulates heat and at the same time withstands loads. In addition, it provides fire protection and good sound insulation, a fast drying process contributes positively to the human welfare. The X-Lam, composed of a 99.4% of wood and of 0.6% of glue, is a monolithic material; Thus, a piece of wood. For this reason, the phases of design and construction are simple and all details can be resolved easily. This makes it easy to implement and then monitor the data of the planned building physics. In fact, many designers consider this aspect as one of the main advantages of the design system with BBS. So, no more multi-layered construction, no more sheets nor complicated details. With the same ease with which you design something, you build it. Many architects and construction companies consider prefabricated solutions, the method of dry construction and reduced installation times as important advantage. The structures of the X-Lam meet the requirements of the rules in the area of passive and low- energy-consumption construction, with reduced construction thicknesses, thus allowing a greater volume of premises. The increased use of wood as a sustainable building material, with its properties of energy conservation, and neutral in terms of CO2, is an active contribution to climate protection.
Timber Frame Structure
In the building frame, the insulation is placed inside between the uprights of the frame itself. The advantage of this structure is in favor of a reduction in the thickness of the finished wall and thus an increase in commercial floor area; but on the other hand, the presence of thermal bridges - related - in the uprights of the frames in some cases requires placing a further sheet of insulating to the outer coat on the wall. Regarding the architectural flexibility of the system of construction, it should be noted that a building frame requires less effort to design and prefabrication compared to 'X-Lam. The behavior of earthquake-resistant frame structure is excellent, thanks to the lightness of the material, when compared to masonry or reinforced concrete, provided that the design of the overall geometry and connections is taken into account. In fact, the wood as a material for structural use is characterized by high ratios between strength and density, is subject to reduced seismic accelerations and simultaneously enjoys a good ductility of the system that ensures the possibility of energy dissipation of the cyclic actions due to the seismic event .
The log buildings represent the history of timber log construction. The interlocking elements, pre-cut by modern CNC cutting, make it possible the construction of houses and public buildings with wooden wall facades and with excellent energy performance. The log system represents traditional methods of construction typical of the Nordic countries for the construction of buildings for single-family dwellings. The main feature of this system is represented by the mode of construction of walls, formed by the superposition of logs of squared hardwood. The wood in this case is used with a conception of continuous walls typical of traditional masonry. Given the architectural features, the system is particularly suitable for making isolated dwellings in the countryside or in small mountain towns;