Light Steel Framing
This construction material is an excellent alternative to masonry. Consisting of lightweight steel, as the name indicates, this framing allows you to build easily, not requiring heavy machinery to assemble, and not ceasing to be extremely robust. This construction technology has a great structural safety, it is anti-seismic and weather resistant, and since it is light, there is less likelihood of structural damage and cracking in the building. The weight of the house is distributed over the metal skeleton of the structure, avoiding the use of all the brick and mortar that is used in masonry and allowing the assembly of large OSB boards, with a much better resistance to breakage and tension.
In addition, there are huge advantages to the temperature balance inside the house, with excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, plus resistance and adaptation to humidity.
OSB (Oriented Strand Board)
In the structure, we also use large orientated strand boards, which are a derivative of wood, made with small chips, oriented in crossed layers, to ensure a high rigidity and strength.
Due to its mechanical properties, OSB is particularly useful in construction, as it can support heavy weights without suffering any damage. It is also a suitable material to improve the thermal and acoustic efficiency of a building.
It is resistant to air moisture. Wood expands naturally in the presence of water, and dries when the environment becomes less humid, without prejudice to its structural properties.
To increase the thermal and acoustic efficiency, 60 mm of rock wool are included within the walls. It is an insulating material, and it does not burn or rot.
By winding and layering the fibers, rock wool keeps many air pockets that prevent the escape of noise and heat, making it perfect for insulation.
Plasterboard with barring (interior walls finishing)
Plasterboard is a material that allows a dried coating of the interior walls. Due to its porosity, it resists well to moisture, absorbing water when the air is humid and dropping it when it is dry without any damage. Therefore, its use is recommended in areas where moisture could be damaging to walls made in other construction alternatives (eg., masonry). Like the other materials we use, it protects the interior of the house very well against noise. It is possible to further increase this resistance if a double layer is applied. It is also the material of choice to better protect buildings from fire.
ETICS (External Thermal Insulation Composite System)
It consists of expanded polystyrene plates (EPS). The plates are applied in the wall with the use of glue and mechanical fasteners. They are then coated by a multilayered plaster and reinforced with glass fiber networks. Finally, finishing is done with another protective layer of a synthetic linker.
We work with thermally-modified pine wood, which gives it great resistance to time and weather conditions, without the need to add harmful chemicals. It requires no maintenance to prevent its degradation. However, if you want to prevent its tone from getting lighter, you should apply veiling every two years. Our wood is FSC certified, meaning it is exploited sustainably and its origin is controlled. You can also have multiple configurations and wood alignments, allowing for aesthetic adaptations to your taste.
It is the material that goodmood likes to recommend the most. The benefits in thermal and acoustic insulation are high and it is national, recyclable and natural. It is resistant to outdoor weather conditions, i.e. it does not degrade by being exposed to the sun, rain or wind. Again, the only difference throughout time is aesthetic, as the tone gets softer. However, many people prefer natural aging and do not apply any treatment, dispensing the need for maintenance. If you want to keep the dark tone, apply the treatment every three years.
It is important to clarify that the cork we use in the exterior coatings is a different product from the one used for many years to coat interior walls. Although it is 100% cork, without adding any chemicals during its manufacture, this cork undergoes changes by pressure and temperature, contrary to previous versions, to make it perfectly adequate to the outside.
50% of the worldwide production of cork takes place in Portugal, and 70% is transformed, which makes us better supporters of this very ours, very Portuguese material.
Despite providing very important gains in energy efficiency, we think this is a very beautiful and characteristic material, which will give personality to your home.