There are many insulation choices available for a post and beam home construction project. Based on our experience and expertise, insulation materials that provide high quality thermal comfort and energy performance include:
- wood wool
- cellulose wadding
- hemp wool
- glass wool
What are the features and benefits of these thermal insulators?
The wood fiber board
Fiberboard is produced with shavings or cellulosic fibers from plants and straw. These are dense insulating plates obtained only under the influence of heat and pressure. No binder is used for their manufacture. Fiberboard is an eco-friendly and natural material that provides a remarkable finish. It benefits from the insulating properties of wood and helps to minimize heat loss in winter. This insulation can also be used to insulate the roof of the wooden frame house.
Wood wool is a material that performs well in both summer and winter. It is made with wood waste, binders and biodegradable additives such as starch. Wood wool is less dense and more flexible than fiberboard, but its carbon footprint is better. It offers excellent thermal and sound insulation. It can be used to insulate walls and the roof.
Cellulose wadding is the insulation par excellence of the wooden frame house. It is produced from recycled paper and has the most affordable price on the market among the thermal insulation materials available. It is an insulator with a strong ability to retain the heat it stores. It thus guarantees a stable temperature inside the accommodation day and night and optimal summer comfort.
Hemp wool is made with natural plant fibers (mainly hemp, cotton, jute and linen). This insulation is available in rolls, panels or in bulk. It can be used for the insulation of walls, floors and roofs. Hemp wool offers very good performance in terms of thermal insulation and sound insulation.
Glass wool is made from sand and recycled glass. It comes in the form of a soft mattress that traps air thanks to its tangled fibers. It is an effective material that guarantees thermal comfort inside the timber frame house in both summer and winter. It also offers good fire protection.
For all your post and beam house construction projects in the Rhône-Alpes region, contact Maisons Dunoyer to benefit from our know-how and experience. We'll help you choose the right insulation and build a unique contemporary wooden house.