Can we live in the wooden home during all the seasons??
Wooden homes are dwelled at in all seasons and at all times. They are safe, secure
and very comfortable habitat for human beings.
Are wooden homes are typical of temperate climate. Are they suitable in tropical
country like India?
can be customized for any conceivable style, and can be of advantage in hot tropical
or cold temperate climate. They can withstand damp and dry conditions with ease
and fulfill the requirements of diverse cultures and lifestyles. They can seamlessly
blend into their surroundings. Wood was a prominent structural material in India
till 60 to 70 years ago. Lack of regulated and sustain supply chain lead to continuous
deforestation in the country and wood became dearer and was discontinued in favour
of brick and concrete structures.
Are the wooden homes well insulated?
is one of the best insulators amongst various natural materials. Wooden homes
provide an ambient temperature of + or - 6 degrees Celsius in comparison to outside
temperature during hot or cold weathers.
Are the wooden homes eco-friendly? Don't they lead to deforestation?
Homes from Unique are made from timber procured from suppliers who depend on carefully
regulated, sustainable forests for their source. Wood is not sourced from natural
forests or protected environment or areas under any circumstances.
Is it quicker to fabricate and erect a wooden home?
of wooden homes from Unique are prefabricated to suit a standard design or customized
one. Taking the prefabrication and transportation time, the lead time of delivering
and installing a wooden home is approximately 50% that of conventional brick and
Q. Are the
wooden homes really safer during a natural calamity like an earthquake?
structures are better equipped to handle earthquakes in comparison to other structures
as it provides optimum balance, better elasticity. The grainy nature of wood makes
it least brittle and very difficult to disintegrate. In comparison brick and mortar
is brittle material and cracks easily. Therefore wooden homes are much safer in
the event of an earthquake.
Does a wooden home cost more or less than a brick house?
feet to square feet wood homes may appear costly at the initial stage. However
in the long run considering diverse advantages they will be cheaper. Wooden home
is an investment that can be recovered even after several years of service whereas
brick and concrete homes are a sunk cost.
Are the wooden homes a fire hazard?
wood is a fire fuel. However wood used in construction of wooden homes is especially
treated to resist high temperatures and fire. The process is tested and certified
for international standard of fire safety by reputed independent agencies at the
comparison to concrete & steel houses, how strong is an wooden house?
concrete has high resistance to compressive stresses (about 4,000 psi/27.5 MPa).
However, any appreciable tension (e.g. due to bending) will cause the concrete
to crack. Steel has high strength in tension. If steel, is placed in concrete,
and if the bonding between the two materials is strong, then the composite material,
reinforced-concrete, resists compression and bending. Any factor that diminishes
the bonding, such as moisture leading to oxidation (rust), weakens the composite
Wood possesses both compressive strength and ability
to bend. Think, for example, a large tree blowing in the wind. In addition, there
is no concern of bonding. A wood-frame structure draws strength by exploiting
the grain-that is, the strong axis-and from the geometry of the frame. The frame
itself has high energy absorbing capabilities.