Simple, Economical and Ecological Houses

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. Brikawood offers the simple, economical and ecological houses that the world needs today and tomorrow.

Whether you are a social housing landlord, a community, an investor, a housing promoter or an individual, the construction of a modular positive energy home is attractive, no matter which way you look at it. Durable, scalable, and efficient on thermal and accoustic levels, Brikawood’s realizations guarantee optimal comfort and well-being as well as appreciable energy savings. An important pitch to which future tenants or buyers are more and more sensitive.

The brick consists of four wooden elements, two lateral flanges and two transversal spacers, worked in “dovetail joints” which are assembled amongst themselves by interlocking, thus giving a mechanical rigidity to the whole.

The Brikawood brick is made to be used alone, without cladding, nor anti rain or anti vapour membranes, only an anti-return valve specific to Brikawood, thus simplifying to a maximum the undertaking of any type of construction, all the while ensuring performance and watertightness.

The bricks (models 160 and 250) are assembled with little equipment by fitters trained and certified Brikawood. The system does not entail the use of lifting machines or pollutants and requires a minimum amount of space. Totally recyclable, the brick is 100% natural from the beginning to the end of its utilisation cycle. Due to its technical characteristics, the Brikawood wooden brick possesses unrivalled thermal, mechanical, accoustic and antisismic properties.

Backed by the experience acquired while using the wooden brick construction system which allows the building of a passive house in record time, Brikawood is innovating today by launching the brick 160 : Identical procedure to that of it’s big sister, it allows the construction of low consumption housing units without a construction permit or emergency housing with the same ecological efficiency.

With a width of 160 mm, cheaper and easier to use, the mini brick is ideal for DIY projects.

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A Brikawood home distinguishes itself by its great comfort linked to very low energy consumption. This comfort is primarily obtained through the use of components approved for passive construction (windows which protect from the cold, insulation, heat recovery).

This method eliminates all rising humidity through the absence of “upright beams” in contact with the soil. It is adaptable to the construction of individual homes, industrial premises, community housing, extensions, height increase and separation walls.