At ERGIO, we invest daily in development, starting from people to technology. With our autoclave, wood dryer and numeric machines, we ensure our customers that every inch of their house is in perfect standards and no mismatch can appear.
Our mix of well trained staff and high technology is an ERGIO label.
Compared to certain types of construction, timber frame appears to be a fairly straightforward building method. While timber frames are valued for their bold elegance and overall visual simplicity, there are virtually countless steps in creating that look. Each requires consummate expertise in design, engineering, aesthetics and craftsmanship.
The use of timber framing in buildings offers various aesthetic and structural benefits, as the timber frame lends itself to open plan designs and allows for complete enclosure in effective insulation for energy efficiency. In modern construction, a timber-frame structure offers many benefits:
• It is rapidly erected. A moderately sized timber-frame home can be erected within 2 to 3 days.
• It is well suited to prefabrication, modular construction, and mass-production. Timbers can be pre-fit within bents or wall-sections and aligned with a jig in a shop, without the need for a machine or hand-cut production line. This allows faster erection on site and more precise alignments.
• It can use recycled or otherwise discarded timbers.
• It offers some structural benefits as the timber frame, if properly engineered, lends itself to better seismic survivability. Consequently, there are many half-timbered houses which still stand despite the foundation having partially caved in over the centuries.
• The generally larger spaces between the frames enable greater flexibility in the placement, at construction or afterwards, of windows and doors with less resulting weakening of the structural integrity and the need for heavy lintels.
CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER (CLT)
The CLT panels are solid wood lamellas, increasingly used in the field of wooden constructions, because they can be used to construct both industrial and multi-level buildings (having a high load-bearing capacity correlated with superior thermal insulation) as well as smaller buildings but architecturally unique.
The CLT consists of 99.4% wood and 0.6% adhesive, and due to its manufacturing mode (the wood fiber sequentially disposed perpendicular to the previous layer), it is very durable over time and the dimensional changes are almost insensible. Formed in 3, 5 or 7 orthogonal layers, with thicknesses from 60mm to 340mm, the CLT panel can be easily adjusted depending on the size of the desired structure. The width of the panel starts from 1.25m (standard) 24m long, and can reach up to 3.5m wide by 22 meters in length.
Compared to other classical materials, CLT has a number of advantages such as:
- Ability to create and offer with his structure an ecological and healthy life;
- Thermal comfort: high thermal inertia, high coefficient of thermal insulation;
- Really low execution time, easy and fast assembling;
- Resistance to bending and compression, ensuring this way a seismic resistance.
- 3-4 times easily than brick or concrete, for which the foundation costs less, and the building weights less;
- Really esthetical design.
Here, at ERGIO, we can also offer the nordic system aș a constructive system. Like a lego house, with the nordic system we can offer you various thicknesses, from 43 mm, 60mm, 70mm, 80mm from massive wood, and 80mm, 100mm,120mm, 160 mm from lamelar wood. Also, here you can choose either interior or exterior insulation.
Our factory tries everyday to keep the standards high. For this, near the autoclave and our CNC machines, you will find our wood dryer, a real independent building that is used only for wood working. This dryer reduces the moisture content of wood before it/s use. The drying conditions are varied according to the type of the timber beeing dried. The dryer chamber is then a big advantage for our final products.
As latest acquisition in technology we are proud of is the
fully presure treatment autoclave. At our client demand we
can treat the products under pressure, with treatment
sollutions quality cerificates, that increase sustainability of
wood that comes in directly contact with the ground.
The main advantage of pressure treated products compared
with other ways to impregnate them is that this under
pressure system penetrate deep into the wood and the
product is protected against damage both, interior and
exterior and this significantly increase the sustainability of
life for the wood.
A very important treatment that we are able to offer to our buildings is WOOD PROTECT FIREPROOF FIRESTOP – a solution for protection of building timber against action fire, insects, mushrooms and mold as well as for cleaning wood already attacked by insects and caries.
The product is used only for dry and cleaned wood. The maximum permissible wood moisture is 20% and the humidity its atmospheric not or more than 70%.
Thermal-treated wood has a longer life. It resists more than two decades more than common wood - is robust in the face of climate weather: rain, snow, atmospheric humidity, extreme temperatures, sun exposure, strong wind. - does not swell from the water and does not contract cold. By default, the risk of cracking is low - is immune to the attack of microorganisms, fungi and insects, compared to ordinary wood. - keeps its aesthetics and color longer. Thermal treatment creates a series of reactions inside the wood. Practically, its chemical structure changes, which gives the wood a lesser response to ambient humidity or dryness. The shape of the heat treated wood becomes stable. Depending on the treatment temperature, its color becomes homogeneous, dark brown, like chestnut cheeses. The thermotreated wood retains its fibrous structure. Heat treatment involves subjecting wood to temperatures up to 250ºC in a special room made of stainless steel. The process is carried out in an atmosphere of water vapor and oxygen free.
Inside, thermowood can be used for:
- Placing saunas
-Plastering walls, floors and ceilings
-For special ornaments
On the outside, the usage recommendations are for:
- Facing the facades of civil and industrial buildings
-Construction of balcony rails
-The realization of floors for terraces, swimming pools, pontoons
- Construction of fences
- Playgrounds and cottages
How is heat-treated wood made? The process of processing the thermotreated wood involves three phases, essential to give it the desired quality and color. Drying of wood (pine, spruce, ash, fir, maple) is the first phase. The temperature in the treatment room rises to 140 ºC and the humidity drops to 0%. The thermal treatment of wood is the second phase. As the wood humidity decreases, the temperature of the heating chamber constantly increases to 220-250 ºC, depending on the desired brown color. At this stage, wood removes resins. When it reaches the desired temperature, it is kept constant for 3-4 hours to get a special color.
Cooling is the last stage of heat treatment. In this final phase, the temperature in the heating chamber is constantly reduced in the presence of water in the form of a vaporous form. The wood is sprayed with water to bring it to a moisture level of between 6 and 9%.