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.
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.
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 Holz100 system is harvested from mature trees that have been naturally exposed to varying temperatures and weather conditions throughout its drying lifecycle. The drying process, therefore, instills in the wood a muscle memory. The slow and natural drying process enables the oxidation and depletion of sugars that otherwise would attract the growth of fungi, mold and insects. Build a sustainable wood home with Holz100.
Holz100 harvest trees at the right time and maximizes natural wood drying techniques to achieve quality timber with natural moisture protection.
Moisture content below 20%, protects the wood from fungi growth.
Moisture content below 8-12% deters insects from feeding on the wood.
A wood home built with Holz100 timber will have a moisture content of 6-10% and will be naturally protected from fungi and insects.
Holz100 shields against high-frequency beams such as mobile phone masts as an example and therefore almost entirely offers its residents an unencumbered living while maintaining all positive effects of the earth's magnetic field.
A Holz100 home is a natural way of shielding you and your family from external harmful effects and at the same time bring you an oasis of peace and relaxation.
By nine out of ten people, and as being the most environmentally friendly by seven out of ten people. By comparison the second most popular material, brick, received an average of 34% less positive feedback.
The use of wooden products in a nursing home increases the number of interactions between individuals. A study in New Zealand presented 69 adults with images of 10 modern corporate interiors, chosen from recently published books showcasing contemporary design.
A Canadian study has demonstrated that the colours and texture of wood elicit feelings of ‘warmth’, ‘comfort’ and ‘relaxation’ in people, all emotions that have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety and recovery times in hospital by studies examining the influences of music, plants and therapeutic massage.
The results of another study indicated that the use of wooden products increased the number of interactions between individuals (i.e. more talkative and more willing to engage with one another), improved emotional state and expanded self-expression in a positive way between seniors.
In a study of the behaviours and health statuses of 44 elderly Japanese residents using wooden tables, wooden chairs and tableware at a care home were examined and compared to residents using plastic products.
We advise that you can decrease the stress of school (one of the most stressful activities in childhood) by incorporating natural wood into the classroom can therefore have significant and long lasting positive effects such as a 100% pure solid wood material like Holz100.
There are also studies that suggest exposure to stress and stress hormones during childhood and adolescence increase the probability of individuals developing stress-related mental disorders later in life, as well as influencing the timing of puberty.
Did you know that long term exposure to environments that induce stress as most conventional homes do - can trigger serious health consequences, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and related cardiometabolic complications? Build with Holz100 today.
These physiological responses are specifically controlled by the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). SNS activation occurs when the body prepares itself for stress, increasing blood pressure and heart rate, whilst inhibiting digestion, recovery and the immune system in order to deal with any immediate threats it perceives.
The studies examining the effects of wooden rooms and furnishings clearly demonstrate that the presence of wood has positive physiological effects, lowering blood pressure, heart rate and stress responses when compared to other material types.
Did you know that CLT without glue is healthy for students in schools? In contrast to those that study and learn in schools with wooden places, students taught in conventionally-built classrooms had increased heart rates and had greater stress responses.
The “WOODCUBE”, developed as part of the IBA Hamburg 2013, is a prominent example of this approach. By making the switch from CLT to Holz100, WOODCUBE was able to achieve high quality building standards such as saving up to 95% energy.
Through a smart approach and the use of highly modern technology, it has been transformed into a smart material that can define inner city housing construction. Without the toxicity of CLT and low energy efficiency of log homes, Holz100 brings no compromise.
Wood has been used as a construction material for thousands of years. However, log homes bring inefficient thermal insulation due to the nature of is construction and CLT uses glues, toxins and preservatives - making Holz100 the best option for timber buildings.
Nevertheless, the DGNB nominated the “WOODCUBE” for the 2013 German Sustainability Prize, which it shared with two other buildings. Woodcube used Thoma Holz100, the best choice from its competitors: CLT and log homes.
... on the basis that it did not want the “WOODCUBE” to be placed in the same category as other buildings that had received the Gold Seal. Holz100 is in the same category as CLT, and performs much better than log homes, but is one of its kind with a waste-free life cycle and surpasses all building standards.
This would have been possible if a preliminary investigation had been carried out, as its consistent environmental focus would have met the sustainability criteria, with energy savings of up to 95 per cent. After discussions with the DGNB, DeepGreen turned down the Gold certification...