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Do you have any doubts? We have the answers!

To what extent can a house be harmful to health?

Chemicals and materials used in house construction can have a significant impact on human health, especially if not chosen carefully. Common materials used in construction, such as paints, glues, adhesives, foams, and coatings, can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause respiratory irritation, headaches, nausea, and other health problems at high concentrations. In addition, inadequate ventilation can increase the concentration of these VOCs and other pollutants in the indoor air of the house, leading to chronic health problems such as allergies, asthma, and respiratory diseases. Therefore, it is important to choose eco-friendly and low-impact building materials that have lower emissions of VOCs and other toxic substances. It is also essential to ensure good ventilation in the house to avoid the accumulation of pollutants in indoor air. By choosing a professional in ecological bioconstruction, you can be sure that these important considerations will be taken into account in the design and construction of your home.

What are the main differences between your houses and conventional houses?

There are several significant differences between an ecological and sustainable house and a normal house. Here are some of the main ones: - Building materials: ecological and sustainable houses use low-impact environmental building materials, such as certified wood, bamboo, raw earth, stone, hemp, cork, among others. These materials are renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, and have less environmental impact in their production and transportation than conventional materials such as cement and steel. - Energy efficiency: ecological and sustainable houses are designed to be highly energy-efficient, with adequate thermal insulation, energy-efficient windows, low-energy lighting systems and appliances, and renewable energy systems such as solar panels. - Water use: ecological and sustainable houses use rainwater harvesting systems and water-saving devices such as low-flow showers, faucets, and dual-flush toilets to reduce water consumption and waste. - Indoor air quality: ecological and sustainable houses are designed to have good indoor air quality, with adequate ventilation, careful choice of building materials that emit few pollutants, air filtering systems, among others. - Health and well-being: ecological and sustainable houses are designed with the health and well-being of residents in mind, using ecological and low-impact building materials that are less toxic and irritating to health, as well as maximizing exposure to natural light and incorporating elements of nature such as plants and gardens. These are just some of the main differences between an ecological and sustainable house and a normal house. In summary, an ecological and sustainable house is designed to have a minimal impact on the environment and to provide a healthy and sustainable quality of life for its residents.

What is the expected durability of these houses?

As explained in our Principles, our houses are inspired by the famous colombage style, but our formula is even more protective, as we completely cover the houses with black cork agglomerate, an extraordinarily durable and rot-resistant material. As we all know, the biggest problems responsible for the damage of houses are their structure and deterioration due to moisture. Therefore, the combination of anti-seismic wooden structures and cork coatings provide exceptional protection. We may not be here to see it, but we hope that our houses can last at least as long as their colombage sisters. That is, several centuries!

How long do they take to build?

It depends on whether it is a model from our catalog or a completely new project, as it will mainly depend on the time it takes to design and approve the project by the clients. Next comes the licensing process with the municipality and after that, we begin the entire process of producing the house. We have built houses in 2 weeks and recently built a 140 m2 house in 5 weeks, with two floors, two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchen, completely decorated, furnished, and equipped. The preparation and manufacture time of the structure usually takes 3 to 4 weeks. In total, if you choose one of our models, we can anticipate a minimum of 2 to 3 months before you can move into your house, depending on the time it takes to approve the project and the municipal licensing.

What is the price?

It depends on the models and especially on the finishes. The best method is always to define a budget with the client at the outset. It is based on this budget that our technicians will make the final project, adapting the materials to fit it. There are models ranging from 40 thousand euros to hundreds of thousands of euros. One thing is certain: no model has less energy efficiency, regardless of its price. The difference is in the finishes and size, never in the quality of the structural or insulation materials, which are always the same no matter what the model is.

What are the benefits of having an eco-friendly home?

The benefits of having an eco-friendly house include a smaller carbon footprint, energy efficiency, saving money on energy bills, better indoor air quality, less exposure to toxic chemicals, greater thermal comfort, higher resale value, and a healthy and sustainable environment.

What green building materials does the company use?

We use a variety of eco-friendly building materials, such as certified wood, bamboo, raw earth, stone, among others. All of our materials are carefully selected to ensure ecological quality, durability, and energy efficiency. Check out our materials on the Design page.

How does the company guarantee the quality of its buildings?

We guarantee the quality of our constructions through a rigorous quality control process, from the selection of construction materials to the completion of the work. All of our projects are closely monitored to ensure quality and customer satisfaction.

Do you need a permit to build?

Of course! All normal licensing procedures are followed. We prepare all the necessary projects and our technicians will provide you with all the support in the licensing process with your Municipality.

Is it possible to apply this construction method to any project?

In principle, yes. Please send us more information or ask your architect to contact us.

Are they wooden houses?

These are not wooden houses. We use wooden structures, as they have been used for centuries, but the rest of the house is made with many other materials, such as cork, special plasters, natural lime, stone, clay, or gypsum. However, we can also make the exterior walls in wood, if desired.

Contact us if you have more questions!

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