The goal of Building Solutions is to be the leading building solutions provider in wood construction and the forerunner in related technology development.
To make this happen, Building Solutions promotes Building Systems based on building components like CLT or LVL and is going to develop different building systems for different building types. Today the focus is on 6 main countries: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden and United Kingdom. It means that our Building Systems include country specific details according to domestic regulations like fire safety or acoustic requirements.
All our building systems are driven by a cost competitive analysis. This competitiveness is the main priority to be successful. This exercise is done with our customers and specifiers in domestic markets. We also develop all our Building Systems together with a recognized 3rd party, well known by customers or specifier.
The first Building Systems are for residential multistorey buildings, which cover construction with panels and modules. These systems allow construction until 8 storeys as a standard version and could be made until 12 storeys with some adjustments. This is also the first time in the wood industry where we have an architectural guideline linked to a building system. It allows specifier to understand the way of building with wood systems and to find options feasible for wood construction.
The Building Systems are explained in various manuals emphasizing different chapters:
The manuals detail all phases from designing to maintenance of the buildings. They cover also the building physics issues for different countries. Thermal, acoustic, seismic and fire topics are also covered in the manuals.
The erection of our Building Systems is also described in our manuals.
Sustainability is one of Stora Enso’s core-value. We know that building with wood is a key success factor to fight against climate change.
These new Building Systems are the best way to show how the carbon footprint could be improved if you use our Building components. We provide all arguments with carbon footprint or EPD documents to be the most sustainable building system ever done.
Stora Enso is promoting a new approach on Building Systems by launching a full open Building System with tools and manuals. It’s a new way to be a market maker in wood construction and pushing forward a European market development.
Each focus country has a contact person for all specifiers to explain these new Building Systems. Don’t hesitate to contact them to find the right answers for your countries: