The timber of Holz100 system is harvested when the sap levels in the trees are at its lowest; influenced by the gravitational pull of the moon cycle. A stable moisture content is achieved by allowing the timber to drain vertically and drying naturally for at least 1-4 years. This drying cycle builds a muscle memory in the cellulose fibres of the timbre, thereby producing lumber that is more stable and less prone to cracking and splintering over time. The result is a controlled indoor climate in Holz100 homes.
Wood Homes Built to Last
Holz100 is a breathable building system that is 100% sustainable. The core principle behind a Holz100 home is its cradle-to-cradle approach. The product is 100% pure solid wood, without chemical toxins or preservatives, and can be reused and recycled back into nature as compost and nutrients for future thriving trees. Holz100 harvests only moonwood, that are slowly dried naturally, allowing the trees to mature and stabilize with a low relative moisture content. Holz100 has a 50-year warranty against mold and condensation.
Do you have cabin fever? Never feel isolated again! Holz100 is an innovative breathable building system that brings nature indoors. Holz100 homes are 100% pure solid wood, free of chemicals and toxins. Without synthetic glues and paints, or dust from mineral wool, the building is able to breathe and acts as a natural filter. Holz100 is an eco-friendly product, and perfect for allergy sufferers.
How Dry is my Wood Home?
The moisture content in your new hardwood flooring is as important as the building structure to prevent shrinkage and gaps once you’ve moved in. Holz100 is a sustainable, natural, sound-proof solution to building a wood home that is less prone to dryness overtime due to its natural slow drying process. The moisture content of a wood home built with the Holz100 system is 6-10%.
The secret is provided by nature: there is no building material that is so outstanding that it absorbs and at the same time stores and buffers so well. The Holz100 system acts like a natural air conditioner - it generates the best room climate, because it stores and insulates at the same time!
The room climate homes from the Thoma Holz100 system have two important features: They are 100% warm in winter and summer without additional insulation required as Holz100 naturally regulates temperature.
Construction-assembly time: Punctuality and short construction time helps to save costs
Building moisture: ready for occupancy - no building moisture means no mold growth
Energy balance: energy-saving passive house values - your conscientious treatment of the environment
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.
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.
In New Zealand it has been estimated that a 17% increase in wood usage in the building industry would result in a 20% reduction in carbon emissions from the manufacture of all building materials, 1.5% of New Zealand’s total emissions.
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.
When responsibly sourced wood is used as a building material or to create long-lasting products those items become a carbon store – they lock carbon out of the atmosphere. 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.
Through the process of photosynthesis trees remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it as biomass, mostly wood. Planting more trees will therefore absorb more carbon and help reduce the impact of emissions.
In order for this to occur emissions not only need to be reduced, but the number of carbon sinks (which remove carbon from the atmosphere) also needs to be increased. Wooden products and buildings lock carbon out of the atmosphere.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other authorities have warned that emissions need to be significantly reduced by 2020 in order to avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change, with the global economy reaching net zero emissions by 2050 to limit global warming to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial temperatures.
Current atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, the most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas, are 40% higher than preindustrial levels. If the current trend in energy usage continues carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to increase by a further 20% by 2035.