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If you are curious to learn more about the incredible wood material with multiple properties and something more about the Grosso world, read our FAQ list that we have prepared for you!
- Why build in wood?
Wood is a way of life. The advantages of using this material, in addition to its intrinsic quality of bio-compatibility, are innumerable. Choosing wood means choosing an ideal material for our psychophysical well-being because, being a natural material, it has a direct influence on our sympathetic nervous system and therefore on our health. In addition, wood is: hygroscopic, therefore it improves the quality of the air; natural insulation, therefore it isolates from external noises and keeps the temperature stable; finally it is hygienic, antistatic and perfumed, all properties that improve the quality of living.
- Is wood a durable material?
The oldest wooden structure is found in Japan and dates back to the year 500. This is proof that if treated with due care, the wood lasts even for millennia.
- Is wood a limited raw material?
The wood supply chain is one of the most environmentally virtuous production cycles, also in terms of sustainability, according to a statement from the European Commission. Thanks to strict forestry regulations and certification systems, sustainable trade is ensured, which means that for every tree taken, the same is planted. We strongly believe in the preservation of this precious material, in fact we guarantee its responsible use using only PEFC certified wood.
- How does wood behave against fires and earthquakes?
Unlike collective thinking, wood is one of the best building materials for fire resistance. Yes it burns, but it has high ignition temperatures and in the event of a fire there is the phenomenon of “carbonization” of the surface layer of the wood which performs a protective function of the internal part, avoiding the advancement of the flames.
The wood is also highly flexible, resistant, ductile and light quality which make it ideal for use in seismic areas.
- Do you have models of wooden structures in the catalog?
All the structures we produce and install are created according to your needs and wishes, therefore we do not have model projects.
- Can you design my wooden structure?
We leave the design of the structure of your dreams to your trusted technician. We deal exclusively with the executive design (necessary for cutting, assembly and installation) and the construction of the wooden structure. As experts and wood enthusiasts, however, we are always available for any technical advice.
- Do you provide turnkey houses?
We have always been in love with wood, therefore all the structures we make can be either raw or advanced raw. The turnkey is not part of our services.
- What is the difference between raw or advanced raw wooden building?
A raw building includes only the supporting structure of your building, so it will include uncoated walls (with exposed wood), floors and roofs. An advanced raw building, on the other hand, in addition to what was previously mentioned, is completely closed externally. This results in the installation of the coat, windows and roof covering.
- What is the difference between a timber frame or x-lam building?
Frame and x-lam are the most common construction methods for wooden buildings in Italy and those that Grosso has also been dealing for over 20 years. The first is pre-assembled in the company and it is the construction of load-bearing wooden walls formed by beams (uprights and crosspieces) interspersed with one insulating layer, closed on both sides or with chipboard panels or boards arranged at 45 °; The second one it is a laminated panel of crossed spruce boards glued together. The first
system is more suitable for small / medium-sized buildings, while the second is for buildings multi-storey or where a certain stiffness is required in the walls.
- What is the difference in price between a wooden house or a traditional brick house?
Although with the same function, these two construction systems are not even remotely comparable, but if treated exclusively in terms of price they have a very similar cost. It is slightly higher than that of the wooden house, but it is CERTAIN thanks to the pre-assembly systems.
- What are the construction times for a wooden house?
On average, the construction time of a medium-sized raw wooden house, including the executive design phase, is around 2 months.
- What certifications do you issue?
All the certifications relating to the materials used in the construction of your home are issued, in addition to the PEFC certification for the use of sustainable material.
You have come to the conclusion, we hope you have learned something more interesting about these exciting topics. If you want to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us!