Lately, quite a few wooden houses are being manufactured, which is very interesting. The most used wood in the construction of a house is fir and other conifers, coming from sustainable forest exploitation, located mainly in the Nordic countries. In them, there is a greater tradition in their use, despite suffering a more extreme climate than that of our country. You already have the land, do you want to live in a cork house?
Wooden houses are light and easy to transport. Especially when they are made of shavings from different trees. Therefore, in principle it seems that they are all advantages.
What is the negative part then. The first, without a doubt, is that to make them you have to cut down the tree, which takes many years to grow back and during this time we will be unprotected from the benefits of trees.
The disadvantages of wooden houses are mainly that the material must be in perfect condition. Woods that are too wet may contain some rot. Some insects, such as termites or dust beetles, can cause damage to wood. Therefore, you need a continuous dedication in your state.
It is important to remember that the wood has an essential maintenance since every year we must put a protection of different varnishes to protect it from the elements. In addition, the wood burns, which is an added danger because it not only burns but also spreads the flames. Likewise, when impregnated with different types of varnish, it can become toxic.
So why not combine wood with cork. We cannot forget that in the cycle of the cork oaks, they live and protect each other. The great advantage of cork is that once we have removed them, that is, extracting the cork from the tree automatically begins the tree protection cycle.
THERMICORK, the black expanded cork agglomerate, is a highly effective material in isolating the transmission of vibrations due to its elasticity. Also for its thermal and acoustic insulation thanks to its low coefficient of thermal conductivity. Therefore, it provides significant thermal savings.
Do not forget that it supports heavy loads and is resistant to fats, water and acids. In addition, it is easy to transport and install due to its low weight and easy handling. It is undoubtedly an ecological material that brings great advantages to any reform, construction or building.
It is very respectful with the environment and long lasting in the conservation of all its characteristics.
The multiple advantages of cork, especially expanded cork, are that, first of all, it does not burn, so it protects us from a possible fire, it does not harbor any type of bugs, moths, bees, rodents, or the like that could lead to a plague. .
It is a proposal that we believe is very interesting for manufacturers of wooden houses, cabins, bungalows and porches, among others.
Also for lovers of ecology and environmental protection it is a point in favor. Fortunately, there are more and more of us. Day by day, we see the signals that nature sends us as with the felling of trees, so perhaps and surely it is time that we start listening to it.
If you already have your land, with what material will you build your house? with cork?