Northern Forest

Houses made of northern spruce and pine wood

The Kirov region is the birthplace of northern wood.

Holz House houses are made exclusively from spruce and pine wood. Harvesting is carried out in the best forest farms, which guarantees the highest quality of the material. The main features of northern wood: small knots, dense arrangement of annual rings and low humidity. Due to these properties, wood has a high strength
and density. The natural beauty and natural texture of the wood will create a unique comfort in the house.

The advantages of the North wood





Statistically, one cubic meter of dry wood weighs 520 kg. For comparison, brickwork is three times heavier. This makes it easier and faster to transport wooden structures and significantly reduce the cost of preparing the foundation.

The elastic modulus of wood is half that of steel and reaches about a third of the stiffness of concrete.

To achieve the same strength characteristics of the structure, relative to steel and concrete, wood needs 2.5-3 times less by weight. Thus, wood combines high strength with elasticity and low weight and provides more structural capabilities than traditional steel and concrete.

The tensile strength of solid wood in the longitudinal direction is 80-90 N / mm2. Thus, the specific tensile strength (relative to the density) of wood in the direction of fibers is approximately three times higher than the strength of construction steel.

Northern Pine

The texture of pine wood is characterized by diversity, hardness, density, low elasticity, strength, resistance to various biological influences and resinousness.
The wood of pines, which grow in the northern regions of the European part of Russia, is particularly strong – this material is inferior in strength only to Caucasian fir. Very important is the property of resinous pine to resist the formation of fungus and mold.

Northern Spruce

Spruce forests cover 16.5% of the total forest area, and spruce grows mainly in the northern regions of Russia. The wood of one cubic meter of these coniferous species is light about 460 kg, soft, with a significant number of scattered knots, the hardness of which is higher than the surrounding wood. Spruce is less resinous and bends better than pine, which makes it the best material for glulam structural beams. The texture of spruce wood is lighter and more uniform than that of pine.

For the construction of the house, we recommend glulam beams made of spruce and pine for its unique properties.

Today, an increasing number of people prefer eco-friendly housing made of natural wood, preserving the magic of the smell of coniferous forest. In this regard, the spruce and pine glulam log certainly wins – for years it secretes healing phytoncides that have a beneficial effect
on the health and tone of the inhabitants of the house. Unlike
spruce, the smell of pine is brighter. Even the varnished wood fills the house with the aroma of freshly sawn wood, and the resin stands out
as a natural antiseptic.

The structure of the pine massif is unusually colorful, having a pleasant yellowish, reddening shade with time, with well-defined annual layers, which is favorably emphasized when varnishing or coating with a lessiruyuschimi colorful compositions. In spruce log, the color of which is closer to white, the wood texture is more uniform, and there are less visible traces of splice areas, which looks aesthetically pleasing on glulam log with a height of more than 8 in(200 mm).

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