Various types of wood are used in interior design. It is important here to include the origin and upstream chains, the "chain of custody", of building materials and products in the procurement considerations at an important point. Interior fittings are interior walls, ceilings, wall coverings, loft conversions, stair constructions, partitions, built-in furniture elements and much more.
Wooden walls and wooden ceilings for interior design
Building with wood is generally regarded as the ultimate contribution to climate protection. The reason for this is the better energy balance in production compared to other building materials such as concrete, steel or stone as well as the CO2 storage function due to the binding of CO2 in the wood. However, the degree of further processing and above all the upstream chains with the transports are decisive for the climate balance.
The combinations of wooden building materials are very diverse and allow a great deal of creative freedom in planning and construction. Timber construction is traditional and modern, inexpensive, healthy and, with wood from Here Proof, very environmentally friendly.
Domestic wood does not have to shy away from comparisons
climate protection . The energy/climate protection balance for products made from local wood over short distances is unbeatable.
energy behavior. One of the problems with concrete ceilings/floors is that concrete is a good conductor of heat. Energy losses and thus costs and negative climate effects are high if concrete ceilings are not well insulated. Wood, on the other hand, insulates very well, which is one of its top material properties.
Impact/sound protection. Impact and noise protection are very good with reinforced concrete ceilings, but also with modern wooden ceilings.
reaction to fire. Concrete itself is a non-combustible building material that is very resistant to fire. Nevertheless, damage occurs at the temperatures typical of normal fires (up to 1000 °C), the effects of which depend on the duration of the fire and the type of construction and can endanger the stability of the concrete structure. Wood itself burns, but in the event of a fire it also has a high level of stability and therefore great safety.
universal building material. Like other materials, concrete is not a “universal building material”. There are loads for which it is less suitable because of its brittleness. Few people today would consider wood to be as universal a building material as concrete. In fact, wood is very versatile, in construction, indoors and outdoors, in furniture making, etc.
Prices. A reinforced concrete ceiling is not automatically cheaper than a wooden ceiling.
Susceptibility to damage, longevity, maintenance costs. With any material, the longevity and susceptibility to damage depend on the quality of the raw materials and processing at the construction site. The experience of the last few decades has shown that concrete structures must be properly maintained and that minor damage, if not repaired immediately and the cause of the damage eliminated, will grow into major damage relatively quickly. When it comes to maintenance costs, wood is no better or worse than concrete.
Building materials for interior design
interior walls and ceilings.
Interior walls and ceilings can be implemented with planed goods, KVH, BSH, CLT or solid wood walls. Wood fiber boards are also often used for planking in interior design, both boards with load-bearing and stiffening functions, as well as insulating or footstep soundboards.
With modern ceiling constructions made of wood, technical aspects such as noise, heat and fire protection are optimally solved. On the contrary, domestic wood has many technical advantages over other materials. Wooden ceilings are only subject to certain limits when it comes to payload. But even multi-storey wooden high-rise buildings made entirely of wood have been realized today.
Domestic wood of short distances instead of tropical wood of unknown origin in municipal interior construction
Local wood instead of tropical wood of unknown origin or wood from globally endangered tree species according to IUCN!
Especially in furniture and interior design, imported woods, especially tropical woods, are often used. Around 70 types of tropical wood are processed in Germany. About 33 of these are endangered species according to the IUCN (e.g. meranti, ramin, teak). More than 30 others come from uncertain sources. According to the experience of the timber industry, the control of tropical timber imports is generally almost impossible in many countries and the large tropical timber transshipment centers in Asia (eg China, Indonesia). Most of these woods could easily be replaced by local woods for technical as well as optical reasons. Why tropical wood for the German market? We have about 60 native tree species as an alternative!
Domestic wood such as maple, apple, birch, beech, Douglas fir, oak, ash, alder, spruce, hornbeam/hornbeam, pine, cherry, chestnut, linden, larch, walnut, poplar, robinia, fir, Swiss pine, elm, Plum, red core beech or smoked dark wood such as smoked oak make every room, every piece of furniture an experience.