The purity of wood in our untreated mass timber product is possible with the simple ingenuity of wooden dowels.
With Holz100, we want to surround you in nothing other than healthy wood when building. Indoor air quality is vital considering the fact that we spend up to 90% of our time indoors with exposure to various paints, sealants, electromagnetic radiation, and VOC off gases from adhesives, as well as noise and sound pollution from HVAC systems. We are constantly bombarded with invisible ailments.
Untreated Mass Timber Advantages
"A chemically safe house is considered the most important medical treatment for those with Environmental Sensitivites,"
Many features and benefits exist to take advantage of the Holz100 potential including its unique moonwood properties that provide a natural resistance to mold and condensation:
1. Safety and Performance
2. Thermal Performance
3. Reduced Structural Weight
4. Speed of Construction
5. Environmental Impact
6. Biophilic Design & Health Benefits
What started as a quest to find the culprit of an unexpected asthma attack, has become a pioneering movement towards building healthier families and communities with untreated wood. With a wider awareness for sustainability, life-cycle impact assessment, and mass timber construction, Holz100 finds opportunities to make a difference by focusing on a health and well-being that pushes the boundaries of wood construction.
Holz100 is a large panelized pure solid wood construction that is cross laminated without glue; it is friction fit with the use of beech wood dowels. Although made of wood, Holz100 has a completely different structure to conventional wood frame construction. The mass size of Holz100 in comparison, takes advantage of the inherent fire resistance of heavy timber. In the event of a fire, the surface layers char and act as sacrificial or insulating layers against the onset of heat to the inner layers of wood. There are no glues, chemical adhesives, or toxic chemicals. This means there is no fuel to ignite the fire or risk of premature delamination as a result of reduced strength in adhesive at rising temperatures during a fire. The moonwood used to manufacture Holz100 chars at a predictable rate of 0.5-0.7mm/min according to EN 13501-1.
The European standard in high-tech woodblock and frame buildings (with normal, average wall, ceiling and roof thicknesses) is maximal F30. This means that the building element resists a flame at 1,000 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes. Holz100 elements reached top ratings of up to F180! This means six times safer than the usual reinforced concrete or stud structured brick walls offer. The ceiling ratings are even better.
The Venlo City Hall is the first public Cradle to Cradle whole building design in the Netherlands. The building delivers a positive contribution and focuses on the following themes: (people, planet, proﬁt) to promote a healthy work environment and by utilizing sustainable innovations.
Why Holz100 | Heavy timber construction has an inherent level of fire resistance which increases with thickness of the wooden elements – the outer layers char, creating a protective layer that insulates and delays the onset of burning the layer below.
Why Holz100 | 99% protection from daily invisible electromagnetic radiation exposure – at 4GHz, only 1% penetrates a 17.6 cm thick Holz100 wall!
Why Holz100 | PEFC Certification ensures Holz100 is manufactured from timber that comes from sustainable forests.
Why Holz100 | Without glues or toxins, Holz100 is a breathable system that improves air quality by moderating humidity naturally.
Why Holz100 | Wood has ancient roots aid in the long term storage of carbon, helping to fight climate change.
Why Holz100 | Not only does untreated wood elicit feelings of warmth and comfort, wooden interiors help lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress levels.
Stay Cool with Wood
Summer is approaching. Stay cool in a well-built home. The wooden house not only warms in winter but stays cool in summer. Summer heat penetrates just as slowly from outside to inside as warming heat from inside to outside.
Cooling times in comparison:
Feel-good climate – long cooling time made possible with 100% solid wood. Holz100 36cm wall has a cooling time of approx. 280hours. Compare that with wood frame construction of approx. 8-10 hours and a brick building of about 60-80 hours.
Wood Restoration Properties
Standard building materials include adhesives, paints, and chemical preservatives that emit harmful VOCs. Holz100 is 100% untreated wood and does not emit any VOCs. Our goal is to build the healthiest buildings from sustainable wood – utilizing state-of-the art technology and carefully harvested moon wood, Holz100 is the solution to healthy living.
Restorative Sleep Activated by Moonwood
Holz100 carefully selects timber harvested during a particular cycle of the moon when the sap levels are at its lowest. The wood is left to dry vertically, upside-down, with its bark and branches still intact to ensure gravity pulls all sap remains out. This ensures superior quality wood with no cracking, splitting, or warping. This process involves no use of toxins or kiln drying, thereby creating a low carbon footprint product.
Wood saves Heart Work
Holz100 is the world's healthiest, safest, greenest and the most sustainable prefab solid wood building system. Feel relaxed and experience reduced blood pressure, heart rate, and stress levels. Holz100 is through and through wood – untreated and non-toxic – a natural building system with breathable walls that help achieve an ideal indoor climate. Save on heating costs and promote well-being.
SAVE 8,640 BEATS OF HEART WORK WITH HOLZ100!
Endless communication is made possible in today’s world with smart devices, cell phones, and even appliances that are all Wi-Fi enabled. We are constantly bombarded with exposure to radiofrequency radiation. This radiation can cause a wide variety of symptoms & health concerns; even cancer.
A person spends around 90% of their lives indoors; we need to reconsider the framework of the building envelop as the primary source of protection to minimize the effects of RF radiation. Thoma Holz100 is a building system that was developed using innovation in engineering technology and ancient wood doweling. Harnessing the knowledge of moonwood and its benefits on the properties of wood – Holz100 provides inhabitants with a building shell that is made of pure solid wood; without glues, chemicals, or toxins. The moonwood used in Holz100 has been tested to block high frequency mobile phone radiation better than reinforced concrete, bricks or other commonly used prefabricated systems.
Damping testing values show Holz100 can offer 99.9% protective attenuation up to 60dB, at a frequency levels up to 80GHz!
Solid wood building systems contribute to the success...
... of building healthy communities and facilities that are safe and void of toxic chemicals and VOCs. Holz100 is a natural and healthy mass timber building system that is inherently breathable - without glues; it is through and through wood – structurally stable by hydraulically injecting compressed wood dowels that expand and maintain a friction fit connection between the solid wood panels.
Project: Venlo City Hall
Holz100 is 100% untreated wood that can perform as well as conventional construction methods or 3-5 times better, in terms of fire protection and thermal insulation. Holz100 is the first building system to achieve GOLD Standard Cradle-to-Cradle Certification – sustainability that speaks to the core of the product; a closed-loop cycle without waste.
Using wood as a building material also means that the use of much more carbon intensive and non-renewable materials like concrete and steel can be reduced. One study for example identified that the total energy consumption in the manufacturing of steel beams is 2-3 times higher, and the use of fossil fuels 6-12 times higher, than manufacturing timber beams. To learn more about the benefits of a wood structure, we recommend this article by Planet Ark.
Full Potential with Wood
We need to create new learning environments for students to discover and embrace their full potential!
The natural benefits of mother nature are harnessed in the patented Thoma Holz100 system. Every structure built with Holz100 is guaranteed a 50-year warranty against mold and condensation with the following benefits:
By working with Holz100 Canada, we can take the foundations of a good education system and build safe and healthy environments to harness growth.
Wood to Grow
When schools are a healthy environment to learn and grow, we have a better chance of raising a generation of strong and vibrant students who are prepared to succeed in life.
A study at Joanneum Research, the largest non-university research institution in Austria, has finally proven it – Schools built with wood spare two hours heart work!
The heart works less, this means the children feel more comfortable, are quieter and balanced with expected long-term Health benefits.
Schools and kindergartens become the recovery environment, stress and anxiety are reduced. We have the ability to create a place for our children where they feel comfortable, feel safe and warm, as well as smells good - so they enjoy going to school.
Students Learn Best in Healthy Environments
Holz100 provides the building foundation for all students to have the opportunity to be physically, mentally, and socially healthy and to learn in an environment that enables them to reach their full potential.
With Holz100, the interior shell that will be occupied by its users can remain unfinished – this means patients and staff have direct contact and connection to a raw material that not only promotes healing and well-being through touch and smell; its mass volume and homogeneous structure provides protection against high frequency radiation, unwanted sounds with superior fire resistance and thermal insulation for an ideal indoor climate. Varies studies have shown exposure to natural wood surfaces have a beneficial impact on stress levels and heart rate, whilst promoting social interactions, cognitive abilities, and increased levels of self-esteem and comfort.
Wood as the Foundation
The Foundations of a Healthy School addresses the main 6 areas:
Building with Holz100, means an environment without exposure to glues, toxic chemicals or VOCs. The natural mass wood interiors offer excellent sound insulation and radiation shielding that absorb and reflect dangerous levels of high radiation frequency that cause difficulty concentrating, anxiety, and fatigue in students and staff.
Simple Wood Home Construction
Holz100 has achieved world records in thermal insulation among all the static load-bearing building materials! Made of mass wood, our system acts as a natural air conditioning - in the summer it stays cool, and pleasantly warm in the winter. Temperature extremes are well buffered by the natural building material. The benefit – no thermal bridges, airtight, energy efficiency!
Why build with more when you can build with less!
Prefab Wood House
HOLZ!00 is a HOMOGENOUS, SINGLE COMPONENT BUILDING SYSTEM
Gone are the days of managing multiple trades just to get the walls framed and the roof covered before starting the interior finishing. Holz100 wall system, eliminates the 6 layers of building components that make up a conventional wall structure: Exterior Sheathing, Stud Wall, Batt Insulation, Vapour Barrier, Drywall, Interior Paint
BUILD SIMPLE. BUILD BETTER. A HEALTHY HOME IS A HAPPY HOME.
Quality Wood Building
Prefab Design. Simple Construction.
Quality Build with Sustainability in Mind – the prefabricated elements are made in factory and tested to fit before delivery. Holz100 is the first GOLD standard, Cradle-to-Cradle Building Product, the world's healthiest, safest, greenest and the most sustainable prefab solid wood building system.
Wood House Benefits
SPARE TWO HOURS OF HEART WORK IN A HOLZ100 SOLID WOOD HOUSE
Relax and experience reduced blood pressure, heart rate, and stress levels. Holz100 is through and through wood – untreated and non-toxic – a natural building system with breathable walls that help achieve an ideal indoor climate. Save on heating costs and promote well-being.
The Holz100 system is pure solid wood with dowel cross-ply construction that provide no leaks or thermal bridges. A system that breathes in all parts! For this reason, Thoma Holz100 provides a 50-year guarantee against mold and condensation. A guarantee for a comfortable and relaxing indoor enviroment!
Wood House Construction
100% Wood. Non-Toxic Construction. A Step Closer to Nature.
Forget construction delays – you can easily frame a 2000sq ft cottage within 2 to 3 days. Holz100 is the world's healthiest, safest, greenest and the most sustainable prefab solid wood building system.
HOLZ100 is available as a mobile system or custom designed to meet your building needs.
Non-Toxic Wood Home
A healthier home promotes healthy living. Free from chemicals or toxins, Holz100 is 100% pure solid wood construction. Build a complete solid wood home that is dust-free and naturally protected against mold and condensation in less than half the time of a conventional wood frame house.
Concentrations of VOCs are reportedly higher indoors than outdoors as a result of standard building materials, like paints, carpet fibres, wood preservatives, etc. that emit volatile organic compounds over the life of the product. Side effects may include irritation, headaches, loss of concentration, fatigue, etc.
Because Holz100 is 100% wood, it does not emit any VOCs and improves health and living conditions. Holz100 is untreated, natural wood – this allows the wood to breathe and work to help regulate the indoor humidity levels; aiding people with respiratory sensitivity. Natural wood spaces have been known to slow ones heart rate, sooth ones mind, and relax the nervous system.
Airtight Wood House
The integrated cross-lamination in a Holz100 system anchored by a dowel connection will provide you will passive house airtightness < 0.6 ACH@50 Pascal.
Experience better indoor climate in a Holz100 home. Breathe better – Live healthier.
One Material – No Hassle
Holz100 is a homogenous building system. It is 100% pure solid wood, without the addition of glues, chemicals or adhesives.
Gone are the days of conventional building with multiple layers of dry wall, vapour barrier, studs, batt insulation, plywood, weather barrier… Holz100 is an innovative product that is prefabricated using only wood. Delivered onsite, ready for assembly. There is no more need for the various trades needed to assemble the building structure.
You can leave the interior unfinished or use a natural oil or beeswax to adjust the interior mood of the space to your liking. Holz100 is a no hassle, quick construction system that will have you wondering what to do with your extra time.
Cradle-to-Cradle Solid Wood Home
A solid wood home built from Holz100 means the floors, interior walls are all untreated, structurally stable and connected only by compressed, kiln-dried beech wood dowels. The exterior walls are load-bearing, with additional milled grooves that provided plenty of thermal insulation and fire resistance. With toxic materials prohibited in the manufacturing of a Holz100 system, the whole house is a resource efficient product that minimizes its impact on the environment. Holz100 is a Gold Standard Cradle-to-Cradle product.
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Holz100 is a 100% pure wood building system with no chemicals, adhesives, or toxins. Holz100 elements are untreated and work to provide indoor air quality by filtering out air pollutants through its unique construction. Without the deliberate use of toxic materials, Holz100 systems are built to last and have a 50-year guarantee against mold and condensation.
A laneway suite is a small house at the rear of a lot near the lane that serves to provide living accommodations at affordable market rates in Toronto and East York District. Laneway houses have been successful in Vancouver and was launched in August 2018 for Toronto.
Wondering if your property qualifies to build a laneway suite?
In addition to supplementing your income and providing affordable housing opportunities for those in your neighbourhood, there are additional rebates and programs offered by the City of Toronto. For further information, check out the Laneway Suites Program available at www.toronto.ca
Let us help you build a laneway suite with Holz100. The safe and sustainable alternative to standard construction.