Wood for Your Building
Hi all, we are talking about real wood instead of artificial wood here. Why should we use wood in your house or building, from external material such as decking, wall, roof to furnitures, cabinets, ceiling, door and windows etc. Let's explore more together now
It is definitely a green material and absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) by its nature, limiting the CO2 release into atmosphere. Many regulation has been enforced where a new tree has to be planted for every tree which has been chopped. Hence, theoretically, there will be more wood on this planet for carbon absorption. Good to have more young and new trees as in they absorb more carbon than the mature trees, helps in the climate change issues.
Although different wood has different absorption rates in term of moisture and water, but appropriate treatment of coating will help in every type of wood without affecting their natural features such as absorption of CO2, as coating nowadays allows wood to breath (air molecules can travel but not liquid molecules).
Non-rusty Wood will oxidize in some form but it is so insignificant comparing with metal (although some metals don't rust too, but they are much more expensive), wood doesn't rust and save you a lot of headaches.
Of course, wood is not the first insulator material, but it is good at preventing bouncing echoes within the space by absorbing waves of the sound. It is commonly used in concert room, church and wall partition for rooms.
Safe, Light, Sturdy & Durable
Wood is light in weight but anyhow it does not tolerant in safety issue, that is why it always being one of the favourite materials for engineers and architects.
Wood is flexible in term of bending where bricks and other materials might not allow, so when foundation has some shifting, it tolerate such movement rather than cracking (where brick-made house cause the mortar to be cracked).
Additionally, wooden built house are highly suitable for rural areas where cost and soil are factors. Flood or weak soil will cause house to be damaged and needed to be rebuilt, but this kind of natural forest material allows them to be lighter compared to bricks (which requires lesser cost on the foundation and also rebuild cost is cheaper too).