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.