There are numerous benefits associated with the mass timber prefab! This blog lays out for you the top four advantages of mass timber prefab, but you will be surprised at all the advantages of mass timber prefab.

1. Mass timber prefab is an elegant insulator

Some building materials such as steel can expand when heated, which weakens the building. Wood reacts differently than steel when heated by the sun. When the wood is heated, the wood dries and becomes harder. This results in less energy leakage.

2. Mass timber prefab is quicker to construct

This will save you a lot of cash! Some builders can build a wooden building within seven days. When comparing timber prefab with stone or brick, using wood saves a considerable amount of energy, effort, time, and money.

3. Environmentally friendly

One of the huge benefits of mass timber prefab is that it is environmentally friendly. Trees are a renewable and sustainable resource. Wood stores and absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide, and wood is a carbon-neutral element.

And mass timber is especially environmentally friendly because it doesn’t go through a pulp mill. Wood is not the problem; it’s the downstream treatment of wood that creates environmental problems.

4. Wood is awesome

With over five thousand dissimilar woods to select from, there is an alternative for every style. Some timbers are excellent for acoustics, others for insulation, some have unique colours, grains, or eye-catching appearances. And it’s a natural product. How can you not love wood.

If you are building a commercial building, a home, a hotel, or any other kind of a structure, mass timber prefab will be a phenomenal option for different reasons. Mass timber prefab has been noted to be attention-grabbing, economical, environmentally friendly, and straightforward to build.

According to the research that has been carried out, mass timber prefab meets the requirements of a perfect construction product. Talk to us if you are interested in building with mass timber prefab.

Seagate Mass Timber is leading the revolution in “Big Wood” being used in all areas of construction. Seagate has offices in British Columbia, Canada and the US in Washington state.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your construction project, please call us at (604) 296-1171.

References:

https://www.thinkwood.com/news/4-things-to-know-about-mass-timber https://seagatestructures.com/benefits-mass-timber-construction/ https://www.awc.org/pdf/education/des/ReThinkMag-DES610A-MassTimberinNorthAmerica- 161031.pdf

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