Still there are old prejudices when it comes to building with wood. Good reason, therefore, to compare the 10 most common wrong opinions and the right facts:
Error 1: “Wooden houses do not last so long”
Wooden houses are extremely durable when they are well built. The best proof are the centuries-old wooden houses in climatically rough regions such as the Alps and Scandinavia. Probably the oldest wooden house in Europe, which is probably the oldest wooden house in Norway, dates back to 1170. Modern wooden structures also offer an excellent long-term perspective – today the construction of wood preservation is so perfect that the durability of wood is practically unlimited. Wooden houses are thus, in terms of their service life, of other construction methods in nothing.
Mistake 2: “Wooden houses burn lighter”
Wooden houses are subject to the same legal fire protection regulations as houses constructed in a different construction. These regulations are absolutely binding in the planning and realization of buildings. Therefore the fire risk of wooden houses is not higher. By the way – wood keeps its static self-protection longer than many other materials!