The mechanization in all areas of life always brings new building materials to light. However, they are often enriched with chemical additives which negatively affect the health and wellbeing of people and the environment. This boom seems to be the natural force to push the wood and its benefits back into the background.
This knowledge of natural wood processing is used for Thoma products which has been maintained and passed down for centuries.
In the 20th Century
In the 5th Century
With knowledge and intuition, the oldest timber constructions in Japan still hold unbelievable value in sustainability. The special moonwood harvesting during the trees' lowest level of sap allows durability, high quality and protection from fungi and insects which is crucial to our well-being.
Old building materials become a valuable source of raw materials instead of hazardous waste which cascades into its next use. This is the ideal economic model for an environmentally friendly inter-generational future.
Holz100 houses have an enormously long life, for over centuries. They can be completely recycled without any toxic residues. It is much more possible to turn a house into another house or other useful resources even after centuries after it has been built.
Thoma also optimizes this principle with a production process that centers on a raw materials cycle. That's why our manufacturing plants are operated with solar power, the wood comes from sustainably managed forests and it remains uncontaminated of chemicals, such as wood preservatives or glue.
Thoma operates in sustainable cycles. For millions of years, there has been a model of the circular economy in the world which our company has taken its example: the forest knows no waste but only cycles of raw, renewable material.
So with Thoma Holz100, single family homes or even entire office complexes can function independent of a power grid and without further consumption of non-renewable resources. Renewable energy is the best choice for renewable materials such as Holz100.
The massive timber system Thoma Holz100 wall serves as a long-term storage and natural regulation of temperature which creates a balanced year-round indoor climate. On this basis, only a minimum of home technology is needed, such as being powered by solar energy.
Thoma Holz100 is #1
Holz100 brings always new, unimagined possibilities in timber construction. The following list shows pioneering projects in which Holz100 pushes the boundaries of the imaginable in solid wood construction has redefined.
Thoma products have the European Technical Approval, as they come from sustainable raw material cycles in PEFC certified forests and are among many others. Holz100 is also awarded as the only building system in the world with the Cradle to Cradle Gold certification.
The services range from the small, relocatable and independent solid wood furniture to multi-storey hotel, office, school or hospital construction. Each house is a unique piece that is designed, calculated and manufactured for you and is mounted.
The company Thoma produces tailor made houses that are fit to every individual's tastes and harmonize with all climates. With over 100 partner companies is Thoma active in 33 countries of the world.
At the same time, by the freedom of chemistry and the special connection technology building with the preservation of the living space barth reconciled for our upcoming generations of grandchildren. In circular economy in the construction industry, Thoma is a pioneer and often cited model.
Thoma is the inventor, founder and the original of glue- and chemical-free solid wood construction with wood in its best form. For all users and residents of a Thoma house, this means scientifically proven results: best for your own health and good sleep.
Over 1000 Thoma houses stand already in more than 33 countries in the world. The developments and patents of the company Thoma set new, certified standards in the area of healthy living, energy efficiency and autarky as well as ecology and circular economy.
The company Thoma was founded in 1990, because Erwin Thoma, the forester, for his children the wanted to build the healthiest house. Thoma is a pioneer company of industrial ecological Building and manufacturer of building envelopes of pure wood.
The pulse and heart rate of each subject was measured every second for 20 seconds whilst facing the paneled wall covered by a curtain, followed by 90 seconds with the curtain removed and the wooden or steel panel visible.
We recommend a coat of natural paint only for wooden windows. The often heard statement that pigments do protect wood from sunlight is basically correct. However, what is not being mentioned is that wood by itself finds the best and most suitable colour. If the painted colour is too light it doesn't protect from the sun. If it is too dark, the wood absorbs too much heat.
1. The sun's weathering impact:
Ultraviolet (UV) light generally causes just a light deterioration of wood. This breaking down process however is very slow and it takes centuries for deep traces to show up. It is not necessary to protect the wood surfaces of a well-built wood dwelling with a coat of paint against the sun.
The life expectancy of a wooden dwelling has little to do with paint and paint brush - and traditionally, wooden buildings never saw a coat of paint. Most people nowadays don't hesitate and apply a coating to seal any wooden surface thinking they are preserving the wood. However, just a few years later, they are faced with paint peeling off and wood rot underneath.
It would be strange to think that after all those years working as a carpenter his hands should have remained with the same skin colour as our youthful hands.
Why then, do we expect the skin of our wooden buildings to always look young and new? Why do we demand that a building needs to be the same yellow or brown colour from every angle at all times?
As children, we often sat next to our granddad and our delicate hands would touch the protruding veins on his old hands. It was a fun game to squeeze his hands for a moment and watch how his blood streamed back into the veins and filled them up again.
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