Wood is the common thread in our history, and not without reason. The natural material has many positive properties that we at LIGNA systems particularly value and that also convinces our partners and customers.
„The building material wood impresses with its stability and durability while also holding symbolic, health, and emotional value that we aim to bring closer to our customers.“
More and more clients are consciously choosing to build with timber. Today’s building structures must meet architectural and technical challenges: the strong, durable and sustainable building material wood is ideally suited for this. After all, this natural material has a number of advantages:
Timber has excellent structural properties. Despite its low weight, timber is particularly strong and characterised by very high tensile and compressive strength. Opting for wood means you don’t have to worry about the stability of your building
Although timber is combustible, its fire behaviour is much more predictable compared to other building materials. Timber forms a protective charcoal layer when it burns, protecting itself from burning. This slows down the spread of the fire and the load-bearing capacity is maintained for a long time.
Energy-efficient construction is becoming more and more important. Timber has particularly good insulating properties because, unlike other building materials, timber conducts heat less quickly. If the timber structures are also well insulated, energy consumption can be significantly reduced on cold days. At the same time, they provide better heat protection in summer
Building with timber means building economically and fast: timber buildings can be planned down to the smallest detail. This enables a smooth construction process without major interruptions and is also very cost-efficient. All steps are well-thought and scheduled right from the start. While the footings are being laid, prefabrication of the components begins in the production hall, which are then delivered to the construction site and assembled in a step-by-step process.
Timber buildings are becoming increasingly popular because wood not only looks good, but also creates an ideal environment for well-being. As a breathing and living building material, timber regulates the humidity of your building and ensures an ideal working climate. Timber absorbs moisture and releases it again if the air in the room is too dry. This creates a comfortable indoor environment that has a positive effect on the performance and health of employees and customers.
„”Like no other building material, timber is resource-efficient, reusable, and recyclable.“
Sustainability plays an overriding role in many decision-making processes in the construction industry. For this reason, we consider the entire product cycle when planning and developing our timber products and make it as sustainable as possible: from the tree to the completely recycled hall.
By building a LIGNA hall, you actively contribute to climate protection.
Where there is woodworking, there are chips and timber waste. We use these leftovers to heat our own production halls and offices. Even our neighbour’s benefit: By setting up our own local heating network, LIGNA systems also ensures a cosy atmosphere in the surrounding businesses.
Compared to other raw materials, timber grows back and for that reason it is one of the few ecologically justifiable raw materials, especially when it comes to local timber. Thanks to our specially developed truss construction method, we have also managed to use up to 50% less raw material.
Unlike steel and concrete, the production and subsequent disposal of glulam even has a positive CO2 balance at the end of its life cycle. This is because one cubic metre of timber permanently stores one tonne of CO2, even after it has been felled. If the wood is not burnt after its initial use, but is recycled for another purpose, the CO2 savings are even higher.
Compared to conventional buildings, the dismantling of our timber buildings is straightforward and fast. The timber halls from LIGNA systems have a high degree of uniformity in the building materials and are therefore easy to separate. After use as a timber supporting structure in a LIGNA systems hall, the timber can simply be returned to the production cycle and can be used again as a basis for further applications. While other products cause waste disposal problems during planning or production, timber can be reused without further energy-intensive processing. Wood is part of the natural ecosystem and can therefore be recycled in a much more environmentally friendly way than building materials such as steel or concrete.
We only use PEFC-certified glulam for our products. Sustainable forestry is very important to us. In addition, the wood we use is free from harmful substances and does not pollute people or the environment.