Building concepts

Fully open Building Concepts with tools and manuals

Aiming to be the leading building solutions provider in wood construction

Stora Enso promotes open Building Concepts based on various building components and products like CLT and LVL. The building concepts 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 key markets. We also develop all our Building Concepts together with a recognized 3rd party, well known by customers or specifier.

The first Building Concepts are for residential multi-storey buildings, which cover construction with panels and modules. These concepts 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 Concepts 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 and installation.
  • Sustainability is one of Stora Enso’s core-values. We know that building with wood is a key success factor to fight against climate change.
  • These new concepts 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.

Today the focus is on 6 main countries: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden and United Kingdom. It means that our concepts include country specific details according to domestic regulations like fire safety or acoustic requirements.