An old wooden chimney made a huge impression by our inventor Dr. Erwin Thoma during childhood. This strange object was located in a 400 year old farmhouse in Austrian alps and belonged to a friends of his that farmed this mountain side.
The charred wooden chimney started above an open fireplace at the main floor of the house built form wooden beams. The black chimney flue made from larch wood boards went through the ceiling, the 2 bedrooms upstairs passing through and beyond the shingled roof.
The reason was that the particular larch trees which were used to build it were cut at a very specific time according to the phase of the moon. He found this very intriguing and practical at the same time.
Luthiers, who had no advanced technology at their disposal, were able to make spruce timber a 100 times more expensive than gold. It is not just the material value that counts. Such an exceptional instrument such as a violin becomes priceless for all cultures, since its sound will continue to provide joy to many generations of music lovers for centuries. As such, Holz100 uses high quality timber carefully selected, moon harvested and air-dried wood for every single project.
Lower Saxony's research has revealed recently that 80% of all homes equipped with styrofoam thermal insulation have developed mildew between the wall and the styrofoam. Mold is one of the worst poisons of all that can toxicate residential buildings. Guarantee your home free from mold for generations with Holz100 Canada.
Moisture is yet another problem in construction. Water vapor and condensation is such a difficult issue that no company in the world can guarantee construction materials free of condensation and mold growth for more than 5 years.
Did you know? We offer a 50 year warranty against mold and condensation for our Holz100 products! Fungal resistance of a building material is very important, as a vapor retardant will eventually become worn and become less effective in preventing damage of mold / fungus. The best solution is a solid, homogenous wooden wall like the Holz100 system.
How does wood become a material which can withstand the toll of thousands of years of weather unscathed? Three things are responsible for making wood particularly durable. First, choosing properly grown trees; second, harvesting the wood at the right time, and, third, correctly storing, drying and processing the wood. That is why Holz100 exclusively uses moon harvested wood thousands of feet high in the alps that have been hand-picked and air-dried naturally for years.
A Holz100 home can be built in any architectural and interior design possible inside and out - We make everything possible. DESIGN IS LIMITED ONLY BY YOUR IMAGINATION! A prefabricated home built of CLT without glues, chemicals or toxins offers endless possibilities.
Five locations - one philosophy. From the first research center for natural wood processing, through Europe's largest moon wood sawmill, to the self-sufficient Holz100 plants, which are only operated with solar power. The company Thoma has the entire raw material chain of their products in their own hands and can guarantee an environmentally friendly production.
From the polar circle to the Mediterranean, from Tokyo to San Francisco; urban passive houses, cottages, high end villas, schools, kindergartens, hotels, offices, health spas, senior homes, and medical buildings become cozy and warm with only a couple of logs on the fire even when it's minus 40°C outside.
The use of dowels as connectors allows a large, solid whole to be created out of individual parts. This product is designed to be an integrated and durable element created without the use of glues and metals.
Holz100 consists of vertical and horizontal wood elements which are densely layered, without gaps, to become solid and compact construction elements. Dry wooden dowels penetrate these layers and, once in position, the dowels soak up any residual moisture and swell into the surrounding wood.
Holz100 will be your greatest investment. With our well-established partners in the industry, you will not only receive top craftsmanship but also the highest structural quality in the implemention well-being in your life.
Every personalized home starts with an idea. Like a seed that requires the best quality of soil to grow the most fruitful trees, ideas also require the highest standards of building system technologies and materials for optimal living health, safety and comfort.
The Thoma Holz100 wall not only offers fantastic U-values but also combines an extremely high degree of airtightness matching passive house values to bring you the best indoor climate. For example, as a massive, monolithic, but above all vegetal building material, it has outstanding heat storage capacities twice as high as those of conventional mineral wall building materials. This results in a home that is consistently in the winter and cool in the summer with very little energy requirements.
For Holz100, the building system's high energy efficiency equals cost efficiency. Invest, save and earn from significantly reduced maintenance and energy costs over the life cycle of the building. Therefore, when making planning decisions for all of our Holz100 projects, the emphasis was on longevity and durability.
"WOODCUBE", This first high-rise building class 5 was built entirely of wood (Holz100) and without gypsum encapsulation. Deemed a 'Smart Material House' by IBA Hamburg, Woodcube holds passive house energy standards, is carbon neutral, and provides incredible health benefits for its residents.
Patented internationally, Holz100 is the most unique and exclusive product which fulfills most, if not all,ideal building standards which includes an outstanding achievement of passive house standard ratings for energy use and airtightness!
Wood naturally insulates, stores and naturally buffers perfectly, so that every wooden house can become an oasis of well-being if the wood is unadulterated. With its patented construction, Holz100 once again insulates twice as well as full or glued wood and thus holds the world record in thermal insulation. This makes self-sufficient living and passive houses without insulation and complicated building services possible.
Not only wood the best natural heat insulator, but it also accumulates and stores heat well. Dr. Thoma in earlier years had already built many of the world's most energy-efficient homes, but even more so, he wanted to prove that it was possible to create an absolutely energy self-sufficient home without an external source of energy such as photovoltaics. He accomplished this by combining Holz100 with other ancient methods
Moisture is yet another problem in construction as mold is one of the worst poisons of all that can toxicate residential buildings. We guarantee our Holz100 houses for 50 years against moisture and mold and have already built over 1000 houses in 33 countries, from the tropics to the Arctic Circle. Even until today, we have not received a single complaint about mold and condensation.
Fungal resistance of a building material is very important, as a vapor retardant will eventually become worn and become less effective in preventing damage of mold / fungus. The best solution is a solid, homogenous wooden wall like the Holz100 system. Here the vapor pressure is continuously slowed down naturally instead of suppressed by a single, vulnerable layer of foil and guarantees 100% protection from condensation moisture and fungus.
Another disadvantage of statically charged surfaces is the tendency to attract dust and dirt, like the surface of a TVs or stereo. But this problem is easy to solve - just make sure you have as much natural and untreated wood in your home as possible. If you want to treat wooden surfaces, use only natural bees wax or resins.
The human body in itself naturally has a weak electric shield surrounding it. This weak electric field repels dust, dirt particles and bacteria, etc. Rooms with a strong electromagnetic charge disturb this natural protective field and those who are sensitive can experience allergies, inflamed mucus membranes, colds, headaches, etc. In Europe, this is called the 'sick building syndrome'.
An American study called "Plastic and Wooden Cutting Boards" by Dean Oliver, Ph. D. in his research of salmonella and kitchen cutting boards showed drastic results. Salmonella actually dies after a few minutes on a natural, untreated woodcutting board, whereas plastic cutting boards encourage salmonella to thrive and increase in population. Think about laminated kitchen counters and cutting boards which many people think are more hygienic than untreated wood.
Luckily, his grandfather who was a carpenter had a simple solution - to replace all particle boards with handmade solid wood. In short time, their symptoms disappeared and after a few years, Dr. Thoma patented Holz100.