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November 16, 2017

Sweden leads in the prefabricated timber buildings market

Sweden leads in the prefabricated timber buildings market
Sweden has started to use its natural forests for prefabricating timber buildings of all types and sizes. One of the companies leading the cause is Swedish developer Folkhem, who already started illustrating the environmental advantages of wood construction.    As reported by Daily Commercial News, Folkhem's Strandparken, a 34-unit twin eight-storey housing complex just outside Stockholm, was built with cross-laminated timber (CLT) in seven months, largely because 80 per cent of the development was prefabricated — right down to the insulated walls and windows.    Sandra Frank, the company's marketing ...

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