Passive Houses

The Houses

Our houses are BPOS constructions which refer to a passive construction, with heating consumption inferior to 12kWhep/m²/year. The wooden bricks maintain a constant temperature of between 19 to 21 ° in the house and comply with the energy performance level of the RT 2012 standards and the future RT 2020.

Of low energy consumption, its bioclimatic design creates an effective envelope in summer as in winter, excellent airtightness with a target value inferior to n50 and equal to 0,6 h (passive house certification).

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Opting for local distribution networks, the source of the raw material, associated with an automated fabrication unit has permitted the realisation of a house 20 % cheaper than other passive houses

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Behind the passive house, a construction method

The Brikawood method is a logical construction system of load-bearing walls, based on the assembly of wooden bricks piled in staggered rows by stacking, without fixing. They are held fast together by the spacers which provide the wall with a mechanical coherence and a dimensional stability. The self-locking system provides the structural rigidity through the mass effect.

The filling of all the hollow parts are done with highly efficient thermal insulation : wood shavings from the manufacturing of the brick or cellulose wadding (paper recycling).

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Excellent insulation

The continuity of the house casing allows the thermal insulation to be present without any breach all around, thus eliminating thermal bridges and offering unmatched comfort.

It enables the construction of passive buildings and drops, even eliminates heating bills.

The Brikawood construction method aims to eliminate all rising humidity through the absence of « upright beams » in contact with the ground or humidity and the placing of a level surface before the lower smooth surface.

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Efficient foundations

The space between the bricks allows for the passage of the electrical sheathing.  This layout is a significant time-saver.

The method is aimed at the creation of load-bearing walls. It is adapted to the construction of houses, industrial premises, community housing, extensions, height increases and separation walls.

The system was approved by the timber CRITT.

The whole assembly procedure was designed to conform to the UTD (Unified Technical Documents) in force in the wood construction sector.

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The construction method

The Brikawood method is a logical construction system of load-bearing walls, based on the assembly of wooden bricks piled in staggered rows by stacking, without fixing. The bricks (model 250) are held fast together by the spacers which provide the wall with a mechanical coherence and a dimensional stability.

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