Economical meaning

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Beech wood’s valuable qualities

One cubic metre of beech wood is more expensive than coniferous wood. But the energy value  ( = thermal output and burning time) is far higher.

One cubic metre of beech wood is more expensive than coniferous wood. But the energy value ( = thermal output and burning time) is far higher.

As the folk saying goes: firewood warms you three times, while felling, chopping and burning.

As the folk saying goes: firewood warms you three times, while felling, chopping and burning.

Local value

Timber harvesting is of great local value and contributes to carbon neutrality in the region. Locals, forest owners, foresters, haulage businesses and carpenters make a livelihood from wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machines help with wood processing. Here, a hydraulic wood cutter is being used.

Machines help with wood processing. Here, a hydraulic wood cutter is being used.

The energy value of beech wood is almost unbeatable. One cubic metre of dry firewood can replace about 200 litres of heating oil.

The energy value of beech wood is almost unbeatable. One cubic metre of dry firewood can replace about 200 litres of heating oil.

Close to nature forestry

Close to nature forestry allows natural processes to flourish.
Foresters control growth, they fell trees to ensure that beeches have enough space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The beech and its uses

Construction timber

In a living environment built with wood, people automatically feel comfortable and relaxed.
This experience is partly due to the cosy effect caused by the pleasant, warm surface of wood in houses and flats and partly due to wood’s interesting natural qualities, some of which are still being discovered by more and more building contractors.
Anyone who wants to build whilst protecting the environment, will naturally choose this material. It is good for resources and the climate in several ways. Wood is a renewable resource with an excellent life cycle assessment and is by far the best choice as far as production process is concerned when compared to other building materials. It is also way ahead with regard to durability.
Timber constructions are a reliable and safe investment. Houses, extensions and facades made of wood survive for many decades. Modernisation and alterations can easily be put into effect with wood – quickly and efficiently.
Timber constructions are a matter of trust. So it is good to have well trained, experienced experts as partners: carpenters who know the best solutions to put your requirements into practice.

 

Supporting beams and ceiling beams made of beech plywood veneer are 1/3 smaller than those made of pinewood.

Supporting beams and ceiling beams made of beech plywood veneer are 1/3 smaller than those made of pinewood.

Parquet floors made of beech wood are popular and are often laid.  Beech wood's processing quality is highly rated.

Parquet floors made of beech wood are popular and are often laid. Beech wood’s processing quality is highly rated.

Beech is also a good choice for interior design. Its smoothness, brightness and durability are great advantages.

Beech is also a good choice for interior design. Its smoothness, brightness and durability are great advantages.

Beech is also very popular for furniture. The wood is liked for its colour and its smooth surface.

Beech is also very popular for furniture. The wood is liked for its colour and its smooth surface.

Beech wood as basic material

Modal: the fibre from beech wood

In the future, the most valuable quality of beech wood will most probably be its ability to replace natural resources, whose extraction and production are more harmful to environment and climate. One example is Modal, which is produced from fibres made out of beech wood.

Modal is a modern fibre, known as “improved viscose”. Like viscose, Modal is made of 100 % cellulose, i.e. from plant fibre, and so belongs to the category of cellulose chemical fibres. The spinning process, however, differs from viscose, which gives the fabric different qualities. Modal is smoother, more absorbent, heat resistant and sturdy than viscose, cotton and other fabrics.

Despite the organic origin of this resource, Modal belongs to the category of chemical and synthetic fibres, due to the production process. For this the bark is removed from the wood, which is then reduced to small shavings, processed and finally spun by a machine with nozzles to create the fabric.

 

The advantages and quality of Modal

  • The fabric is elastic and keeps its shape – it is ideal for cardigans and pullovers
  • Modal is absorbent and breathable, soft and clinging and is thus especially comfortable to wear – it is ideal for washing
  • Modal is crease-resistant
  • Its durability makes the fabric a popular choice
  • With its smooth surface, Modal is good for people with allergies and sensitive skin
  • The processing of Modal is simple, both for industry and hand workers. It is also very popular with tailors and dressmakers