... cost-effective, because it is fast, space-saving and dry ...
Since wall, ceiling and roof panels are prefabricated, the rain- and windproof building structure can be erected from the top edge of the basement ceiling in no time at all. The remaining finishing work can then be performed in a dry environment independent of the weather.
The economic benefit for the private housebuilder is the short period needed to finance both rented accommodation and the new construction.
Shorter construction times – thinner walls
What is important for investors are the shorter periods required for advance financing, faster marketing times and reliable completion dates. Besides shorter construction times another important facto to bear in mind is the 10 % lower floor space requirement for the exterior wall components compared with other systems of construction. And this with identical thermal insulation characteristics! This benefit is particularly significant in building zones where the price of land is high.
The risk of structural damage resulting from building moisture at the beginning of the property's useful life is largely eliminated thanks to the predominantly dry method of construction.
Retention of value
In valuations wood frame construction has been put on an even footing with other methods of construction by insurance companies and banks for a number of years. The reason for this is the obvious quality standard. This assured quality is also an important argument for public sources of finance that provide subsidies. Quality assessments document the value of verifiable performance when it comes to reselling the property.
A building erected as a wood frame construction today has an overall expected useful life of 80-100 years provided normal maintenance is assured. There is thus hardly any difference to conventional methods of solid construction.