Fast, light
and green

Why it should be done with Kerto® LVL.

Recent articles:

    • The Journal of Green Building - Article by Mike Kane and Ron Yee

      The Walworth alternative

      Journal of Green building: The Walworth alternative: Retaining and enhancing Britain’s social housing estates utilising contemporary timber construction

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    • A wooden building is a carbon storage

      Carbon storage

      Wood construction battles climate change through carbon storage. Timber products lock approximately 1 ton of CO2 per 1 m3 of wood. Wood is the only construction material that stores carbon.

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    • Fast construction

      Wood elements enable rapid building, which in turn leads to more profitable construction projects and shorter investment payback times. Prefabrication reduces some of the most common risks.

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    • Fast design

      Designing with wood does not have to be a laborious and time-consuming process. Technical advantages, such as building information modeling (BIM’s), help to enhance the design process.

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    • Article photos

      Metsä Wood’s photo series with award-winning Finnish photographer Kimmo Syväri captures the aesthetic features of wood from a new perspective.

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    • Fast revenue

      Using wooden prefabricated products lead to faster building projects. This means faster revenue, thus saving time and reducing construction costs.

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    • 100% bioenergy

      Engineered wood can be produced in a way, which generates more bioenergy than it uses. Wood is a great renewable resource.

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Fast, light, green articles

In the Fast, Light and Green article series, we open up the possibilities of  Kerto® LVL

How we build now and in the future is critical to economic growth, human wellbeing, and our global climate. In the Fast, Light and Green series Metsä Wood opens up the possibilities of more sustainable, material efficient and productive construction through premium Kerto® LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber). The series provides insightful – even surprising – perspectives on why wood materials are often the superior choice over concrete or steel. We’ve also invited a diverse group of professionals who share our passion for wood to contribute their opinions and insights.

Building additional floors with wood 

Building additional floors with wood

The demand for housing in urban areas continues to grow. Unused land along railway lines, similar to land previously used for commercial and industrial purposes, is being developed as building plots in inner city areas. But the available land is limited. In order to provide housing space, densification in the form of filling vacant lots or the more efficient replacement of buildings is being promoted.

The city of Bonn, for example, shows a total ground area of residential buildings of 6.6 million m². Of this an (unbelievable) 27% could have an extension built according to the survey. This way, more than 20,000 apartments with an investment volume of more than EUR 4 billion could be created in the former capital.

Articles about building extensions: