Wood in construction

Wood is a healthy, elegant and flexible natural material that makes a positive contribution to the carbon accounts. Developers are increasingly using wood to construct high-rise buildings and other large projects.

But what is required for wood to become firmly rooted in people’s minds as a building material? The experts give their suggestions on this theme page, which also takes you on a tour of some of the most successful wooden buildings.

Wood from Danish forests – together with cement – is the raw material used to manufacture Troldtekt acoustic panels. All Troldtekt acoustic panels are certified according to one of the two leading standards for responsible forestry – PEFC™ and FSC® (FSC®C115450). The theme articles describe why it is necessary to increase the supply of certified wood in Denmark.

Choose wood with an ecologically responsible footprint

Wood is becoming increasingly popular as a construction material, as are buildings constructed in accordance with documentable sustainability standards. Wood from FSC®-certified forests guarantees social, economic and environmental responsibility. Read more about the benefits of FSC here.

New appetite for wood can drive innovation

The renewed interest in wood can give architects more options for creating sustainable buildings. Flexibility, recyclability and a low carbon footprint are just some of the aspects of wood that contribute to a DGNB-certification in a positive way. >> Read the interview with Dr. Christine Lemaitre

Wood is always the first choice at White Arkitekter

No other material offers the same combination of strength, durability and light weight as wood. That is why wherever possible, White Arkitekter always chooses wood first as a construction material on principle. Read an interview with Jan Larson, architect at White, in our Troldtekt theme here >

More know-how to pave the way for more wood construction

Laminated wood elements match concrete in terms of both strength and price, while offering significant environmental benefits. Lone Wiggers, architect and partner at C.F. Møller Architects, has analysed in detail the barriers to using wood as a construction material. Read more here.

Sustainable housing and a heart of wood

A number of prominent wooden buildings have been taking shape in Denmark in recent years. In a new Troldtekt online theme, we introduce you to two elegant projects in wood. Read more here.

Certified wood - from forest to architecture

Sustainable building begins in the woods.

In this video, the director of FSC Denmark, Søren Dürr Grue, explains the requirements of an FSC®-certified forest for biodiversity.

You also experience how Troldtekt in its production of acoustic panels handles FSC certified wood, so that every wood fiber in an FSC-certified Troldtekt acoustic panel is guaranteed to come from FSC-certified forests.