Comparative table of materials

Comparative characteristics of brick and solid glued woodblock

 

Solid glued woodblock

Brick

Foundation

Lightweight, shallow shaft. Economy of money and high building speed.

Massive, deep shaft. Requires big financial and time expenditure. 

Heat isolation features

Heat isolation materials economy because of high wind-proof and low heat conduction of solid glued woodblock (0,18  Vat/m K)

Expenditures for heat isolation because of high heat conduction of brick (0,7 Vat/m K)

Comfort of living

Natural humidity regulation of the room

Low humidity in winter

Building speed

 Solid glued woodblock shrinks for 1% within 1 month and than never shrinks again. Building is possible at any time of the year. Ready sets are assembled within a couple of weeks.

Home shrinks within 1-2 years. Building process is hardened in winter

Wall decoration

Wall decoration is not necessary

Wall decoration requires extra expenditure.

Comparative characteristics of solid glued woodblock and simple one

 

Solid glued woodblock

Simple woodblock

Casting because of uneven drying

Eliminated

Possible

Cracks

Eliminated

Possible

Loss of appearance because of fungus disease

Eliminated

Possible

Wormhole, rot

Eliminated

Possible

Timber deformation within temperature fluctuation

Eliminated

Possible

Surface

Smooth surface

There is no ideal smooth surface

Internal decoration

Not needed

Needed

Heat isolation features

According to building code II -3-79 “Building heat engineering“

Extra heat isolation is needed

Fireproof

High

Low

Building speed

From 2 weeks up to 2 months

4-6 months

Construction shrinkage

1%

10-12%

 

Of course, solid glued woodblock has its minuses – it costs more than simple one. But despite the higher price there is construction economy because of:

  • expenditure reduction for extra materials (heat isolation and decoration);
  • labor coefficient is little;
  • real reduction of building terms;
  • safety and durability;
  • aesthetical acceptance.