Home Building and Rehabilitation Abeiro
Prefabricated wooden houses with CLT (cross laminated timber) engineering, allow a prefabricated house to be ready for final delivery to the customer in a very short time and with maximum performance. The projects we design with this modular construction are always personalized.
The construction process of this type of house is carried out through industrialized processes, having as a consequence a series of advantages such as greater construction speed and control in execution, greater precision, better quality an also safety. The different CLT modules once ready to be delivered will be placed in strict order on the foundation, leaving only installations to be executed prior to final delivery.
In addition, this type of ecological construction is sustainable with the environment and provides great advantages in terms of thermal, acoustic, light and interior air quality comfort, making it one of the healthiest and most eco-friendly.
How dou you get faster in the execution of the work?
First of all it is beter to explain what Cross Laminate Timber consists of.
Cross laminated timber is made up of sheets of wood glued in several layers crossed longitudinally and transversely, thus achieving great resistance and thermal and acoustic insulation. The sheets are glued under high pressure to form solid but very light wood panels.
The CLT modules are delivered on site following a strict control process and they are placed in an orderly and precise manner, allowing us great savings in execution time.
CLT also provides great versatility in modular construction. In addition to the very important environmental benefits that make this product superior to steel and concrete, cross laminated timber allows us to build walls, floors or roofs, create open spaces and even high-rise buildings with maximum guarantees.
We use the best materials in the market, especially when it comes to insulation, which allow us great energy efficiency in our houses with stable temperatures inside. Our modular construction system adapts to the Passivhaus standard.
The facades can be ventilated or with exterior thermal insulation system. In both cases with different finishes such as stone, wood, composite, acrylic mortars, porcelain, thermal paints, etc.
Ventilated facades allow air to pass through, thus achieving a stable temperature, avoiding condensation and humidity, and at the same time achieving great insulation. This system consists of placing a very light sheet outside, leaving a ventilated chamber, even at the upper and lower ends. This allows the entry and exit of air, and as a consequence the air circulates throughout the chamber, helping to avoid the accumulation of heat and humidity by rain or condensation. It blocks also direct solar radiation and provides continuous insulation, considerably reducing the use of air conditioning.
Facades with exterior thermal insulation system are used to insulate thermally and acoustically a facade from the outside. This system has great advantages from an energy environmental and comfort savings point of view, which is why it is widely used in both new construction and building renovation.
The ventilated flat roof would fall into the category of no slope roofs for the use and enjoyment of the interior extra space. In these cases, the home thermal comfort increases and condensation does not occur.
The sloping roof has a slope greater than 10%. It has a layer of protection and is made up of waterproof pieces on a base and overlapping each other.
In exterior carpentry we also have a variety of materials and finishes, such as aluminum, wood or polyvinyl chloride, which is the most commonly used. It is important to choose a profile with a good thermal break as well as low emission crystals and a radon gas chamber for high energy efficiency in order to achieve energy savings.
The foundation is the base of the house where the structure will be built. We build a concrete perimeter band and a formwork consisting of hollow polypropylene pieces in the shape of an igloo and raised from the ground, placed on a layer of concrete, thus allowing good insulation and avoiding humidity and radon gas contamination, that emanates from the earth.