To build a house of wood, whatever its origin, is already in itself to honour the environment, to be eco-friendly; building a RUSTICASA® is also a guarantee of quality and durability, backed by 40 years of experience of a team, passionate about their work.
A well-built and durable wooden house is undoubtedly an ecological building, because by taking advantage of a natural and renewable raw material (unlike other building materials), it is able to store a large amount of CO2 for a long time within its woody matter (thanks to photosynthesis in the growth phase of the tree, and then long-term in the construction itself). On top of that, the transformation of the wood spends very little energy, compared to other building materials; and since RUSTICASA® constructions are very insulated, the energy expenditure over the life of the house will also be reduced.
That is why scientists around the world, as well as a growing number of developed countries, promote effective forest management, with controlled tree-felling and mandatory plantings, for a sustainable forest economy. Striving for the use of wood to be more implemented in construction, for the good of our Planet!
To live in a RUSTICASA®, is to have the Forest in the house, to know the aroma that will enchant you at all times, to discover the poetry of the veins and knots of each piece of wood every day, to feel the soft walls that surround you, to breathe the purified air thanks to the constant filtration of the wood …
Each Rusticasa customer can choose finishes to their liking: interior walls with natural wood, painted white or even covered with plasterboard; exterior walls with various shades to choose from, with horizontal or rounded logs, with ventilated wall in horizontal or vertical lining and various shapes and sizes…
While a “traditional” concrete construction, with the typical “budgetary slippage”, takes at least a year to complete (and then another 2 years to dry completely!), The assembly of a RUSTICASA®, with the price set in contract, will take an average of 2 months to complete, with 100% dry materials (no drying time!).
A concrete wall, with equal thermal resistance, will always be at least 2 times thicker than a wooden wall, with the respective loss of interior useful space …
Because of the low thermal inertia of the wood, unlike concrete, a RUSTICASA® will always be very easy and quick to heat and cool.
The resistance to the earthquakes of the wooden constructions is unbeatable; in Japan, this solid yet flexible material has long been used in construction
And even in regard to fire resistance firefighters recognize that wood is a safe and reliable building material, as it burns slowly without losing its mechanical capabilities, unlike steel and concrete.
And all with a guarantee of durability above 50 years (as required by European standards)!
But it is in the comfort of the day-to-day that the wooden house surpasses any other type of building materials, provided it is well built and insulated like a RUSTICASA®: walls without thermal bridges and without humidity, well ventilated covers to avoid condensation in the winter and to cool down in the summer, high quality 68mm thick laminated glued wood joinery, double glazing and multi-point fasteners.
All the conditions come together for a stress free, relaxing home, thanks to the absence of static electricity and the soft acoustics provided by the wooden walls.
The real “home sweet home”.