CLT is widely recognized as a sustainable, renewable building material — and Asumma is building for a greener future with three modern CLT homes ready soon.
The construction industry has been evolving, and with it, the materials used in building homes. One such innovative material is CLT (cross-laminated timber). CLT is made from solid wood panels that are stacked and glued together to form a solid, rigid structure. This modern building material has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its numerous advantages and benefits.
In Siuntio, in the Helsinki region, three new Asumma homes are under construction — built from CLT, with wood-fiber insulation, and wooden cladding. The homes are expected to be move-in-ready in the coming months, showcasing the unique benefits of CLT as a building material.
One of the biggest advantages of CLT is its sustainability. Wood is a renewable resource, and its production has a smaller carbon footprint compared to other building materials, such as concrete and steel. CLT also reduces waste in construction, as the panels can be prefabricated in a factory, reducing on-site waste and speeding-up construction time.
CLT is also strong, durable, and fire-resistant. The panels have a natural resistance to fire, making them a safer option for building homes. CLT is also earthquake-resistant and can withstand high winds and heavy snow loads, making it an ideal choice for building homes in northern climates with intense winters.
Another benefit of CLT is its ability to improve indoor air quality. CLT homes also offer excellent insulation, reducing energy consumption and helping homeowners save money on heating and cooling costs.
In addition to its practical benefits, CLT also offers aesthetic appeal. The warm, natural look of wood can add character and warmth to a home. The wooden structures of the Asumma homes in Siuntio will give the homes a unique and beautiful appearance, adding to their value and appeal.
CLT is an innovative and sustainable building material that offers numerous benefits to homeowners. From improved indoor air quality to lower energy consumption and aesthetic appeal, CLT homes are a smart investment for those looking to build a greener and more sustainable future. The three Asumma homes under construction in Siuntio are a testament to the capabilities of CLT — a new standard in sustainable living.
Asumma designs and delivers custom ecological homes built from CLT. Would you like to learn more? Visit our website.