Not only the Netherlands but the whole of Europe faces a paradoxical task: building more houses and emitting less CO2. Does building with timber provide the solution? When building with cement, concrete and steel, around 55 million tonnes of CO2 are released in the construction of one million new buildings. Cross laminated timber (CLT) "X-LAM" or "Kruislaaghout" does not cause any emissions but stores CO2. In addition, it can be used to build "prefab house", so much faster. What are the possibilities and obstacles to the large-scale application of CLT in construction? Are we on the eve of a "wood age" or is that too good to be true? Is there enough space for the required production forests? And should "nature" be traded commercially in this way?
The film "Timber constructions" on the public broadcaster VPRO in the Netherlands sheds light on this topic and shows illustrative examples – e.g. the Hotel Jakarta in Amsterdam and the Biobasecamp at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven - both projects realized with X-LAM elements of the DERIX Group.
The DERIX Group is an expert for the planning, production and assembly of sophisticated wooden roof structures. Thanks to an excellent cost efficiency and outstanding material properties, timber frame structures are becoming increasingly popular, especially when it comes to the construction of warehouses and logistics facilities.
Together with Ursem Modulaire Bouwsystemen the DERIX Group is constructing a hotel with 9 floors, right in the centre of Amsterdam.
The conversion and modernisation of our office building in Niederkrüchten provides the perfect setting for focussed work and productive work in teams.
The DERIX Group produces solid wood panels (X-LAM) which are available in individually customised dimensions of up to 17.8 x 3.5 metres.
Besides using timber for challenging and complex roof structures as they are readily used for all types of hall buildings, the construction of entire cross laminated timber (X-LAM) buildings is becoming increasingly popular.
From large-scale multi-storey buildings to single-family houses – all the good reasons for using wood as a building material are convincing a growing number of builders and architects.
The DERIX Group video clip about the production and assembly of X-LAM components is an impressive documentation of the outstanding advantages cross laminated timber has to offer.
After two successful years as managing director at Poppensieker & Derix, Stefan Groot is leaving the company for personal reasons by the end of October 2016.
In early March 2016 Derix Laminated Timber has received a major contract for cross laminated timber (X-LAM) which represents the largest order volume ever for the business segment X-LAM in the history of the company.
We have just added a new dimension to the realisation of ceiling concepts – with immediate effect our innovative glulam ceiling elements are also available with a one-sided acoustic profile.
On 18.06.2015 the study day cross laminated timber will take place in our production plant in Niederkrüchten.