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Is timber-frame construction sustainable?


The sustainability of timber-frame constructions can be measured on several levels. Aside from the ecological factors, it offers many more advantages. These are all factored in when choosing a timber-frame building. Want to know what they are? Then read on!


In terms of protecting the environment and reducing the ecological footprint of a building, timber-frame construction is the obvious choice. This sustainable construction method results in an energy-efficient home that is supremely comfortable. Besides outstanding thermal insulation, a timber-frame home also offers very good sound insulation. And since going with timber-frame eliminates thermal bridges and renders wooden houses more energy efficient, their value is also higher. All in all, it should come as no surprise that timber-frame has become steadily more popular in recent years. 

The strength of wood

The building sector is a major consumer of primary materials and energy. Timber-frame is one of the most attractive solutions for meeting sustainability targets. The wood that Carpentier uses to create prefab panel walls is produced sustainably and legally in managed forests. This means that when the trees are felled, new ones are planted in their place to protect nature. This is how our wood contributes to reducing C02 emissions. If desired, we can also integrate ecological wood fibre insulation as the final step in creating a fully sustainable building. 

Did you know?

You already knew that Carpentier uses only sustainable wood varieties. But did you know that we also take an environmentally-responsible approach to timber-frame construction? For instance, we prefer insulating our prefab panel walls with environmentally-friendly wood fibre.

Cross-section of timber-frame

Learn more about Carpentier’s timber-frame construction process

A quick build that you can move into straight away

This sustainable construction method speeds up the manufacturing process considerably, an advantage that should not be underestimated. Compared to traditional building methods, timber-frame construction is much faster all round. There are also time savings on site with this dry construction technique, as it is not subject to weather-related delays and prefabricated elements come together as easily as pieces of a puzzle, whether we are talking about a whole new timber-frame house, a timber-frame extension to an existing building or a timber-frame garden office.

Tiny house in houtskeletbouw
Modern timber-frame house

The Carpentier app gets things moving quickly right from the beginning of the design and price calculation phase. This means that a timber-frame house can go from start to finish in a very short space of time. Discover how the timber-frame construction process unfolds at Carpentier.

A smaller transportation footprint

We supply our prefabricated elements as ready-to-assemble timber-frame kits. We can even fit timber cladding at Carpentier. With a timber-frame kit there is no need to move production machines and materials to the building site. That means savings on transport and another great step towards sustainable construction.

Timber-frame house kit residence Aalter
Timber-frame kit including timber cladding