Passion for Timber

CLT

Construcción de madera con enormes ventajas

Merging ecology & economy

CLT – the solid potential of wood

Cross laminated timber (CLT) adds a new dimension to timber construction. These cross-laminated boards combine practical benefits such as swift, dry and precise construction methods with positive living characteristics and stand-out ecological features. 

All these factors make CLT the most intelligent technological innovation since humans have started building wooden structures. For today, for tomorrow and many generations to follow.

NEW DESIGN PERSPECTIVES

Wood has a long tradition as a building material. Its processing into CLT opens up new dimensions in terms of versatility, height and visual appearance of architectural solutions.

Thanks to this innovative solid wood product, a new dynamic has swept through the timber construction industry in the last few years.

Designers, architects and investors recognise the potential of realising individual, flexible and high-quality projects with the help of CLT.

Trends such as modularisation in urban architecture, together with the increasing desire among the population to live in greater harmony with nature, support this revival of timber construction. With its clearly defined building physics and mechanical properties, PFEIFER CLT offers maximum planning safety, facilitating the work of architects and those in charge of construction execution. PFEIFER CLT allows for future-oriented architecture and combines aspects such as efficiency, authenticity, cosiness and ecology.

Ecological construction:
Environmental benefits

Wood is renewable – Europe grows more than it harvests. Processed to PFEIFER CLT, wood is the world’s most environmentally friendly building material.

THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

Entire buildings built from solid wood, parts realised in combination with other materials, demanding interior design: PFEIFER CLT makes a contemporary and sustainable statement. Heavily pre-manufactured, the panels have proven their worth in many applications from single-family homes to multi storey buildings.

CLT construction plays an especially vital role when it comes to the revitalisation of rural and urban areas as well as in the densification of metropolitan areas, where it allows for new expressions of urban development thanks to its relatively low weight, precise pre-manufacturing and dry installation. Wall, ceiling and roof elements can be combined with flexibility and used for low, minimum and passive energy buildings – in various sizes, building and roof shapes.

A HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING MATERIAL

CLT system elements score points with a high degree of prefabrication, short construction periods and simple installation. On top of that, their relatively low thicknesses allows for additional space gains. The crosswise layout of their solid softwood plies creates a high degree of dimensional stability and allows for dual-axis load transfer, which is why this construction method can even be used in earthquake prone regions. These monolithic timber panels meet all requirements towards fire protection, are noise and heat insulating and guarantee a high degree of value retention thanks to their solid construction.

Furthermore, CLT offers excellent prerequisites for foil-free and breathable wall structures. It creates a pleasant and balanced indoor climate. This type of solid wood regulates the indoor air’s humidity, insulates in the summer and serves as a heat storage in the winter.

100% Exploitation rate

The valuable resource that is wood is processed into PFEIFER CLT in the form of a closed exploitation chain based on the cascade principle. Pfeifer turns round timber from sustainably operated forests in Central Europe into a wide range of products, using 100 % of it. Its use in timber construction significantly increases the life cycle of sawn timber and thus, its CO² binding properties.

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Ecological construction

Apart from its practical advantages, solid arguments pertaining to the protection of the climate and environment speak in favour of the technology of formaldehyde-free laminated solid wood building elements. Contrary to conventional building materials, wood is renewable (Europe grows more than it harvests annually) and naturally stores carbon.

By binding a lot of CO², wood products furthermore actively contribute to protecting the climate.

The raw material used in our CLT products is sourced from companies employing sustainable forestry, reliably supporting forest owners with maintaining healthy forests.

If implemented correctly in terms of buildings physics, the life cycle of a solid wood building has no limit. Wooden farm houses lasting centuries are an impressive testament to this longevity. At the end of this life cycle, PFEIFER CLT can be completely recycled / disposed in an environmentally compatible way.

Another benefit: PFEIFER CLT's low weight compared to concrete and steel facilitates transport and goods handling, which in turn saves energy and money.

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