Sustainable Housing

Canadian Wood showcases wood frame style of construction made with Canadian wood species in collaboration with Chennai-based WoodNiido

Canadian Wood has launched the WoodNiido House built with Wood Frame Construction technology. The modern structure is spread over a 1,620 sqft single-story prefabricated wood-frame display home built by Chennai-based WoodNiido. The house was inaugurated by Ar. CR Raju, President, Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), on 4 March 2022.

Canadian Wood showcases wood frame style of construction made with Canadian wood species in collaboration with Chennai-based WoodNiidoLiving Room - Centre table made of Western hemlock

The wooden house, built near Chettinad Hospital, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Kelambakkam, Tamil Nadu, shows how wood products can be used within structural applications. This one-of-a-kind house is built using five major softwood species: Spruce-pine-fir (SPF), Western hemlock, Douglas fir, Western red cedar, and Yellow cedar.

Canadian Wood lumber is available duly seasoned, sized and graded, and almost ready-to-use across the country through a network of 41 stockists in all major towns. WoodNiido provides complete solutions for timber housing from architectural design, structural design, quantity survey of materials, production, installation, interior fitouts, MEP solutions and post installation services.

Canadian Wood showcases wood frame style of construction made with Canadian wood species in collaboration with Chennai-based WoodNiidoSPF wall framing and roof trusses, OSB floor sheathing and exterior wall sheathing

Wood Frame Construction is the use of closely spaced members of dimension lumber combined with sheathing to form structural elements of a building. The structural elements provide rigidity, support to the interior fining and exterior cladding, and a cavity for the installation of insulation and utilities.
Pranesh Chhibber, Country Director, Canadian Wood
We all know that with the right design and building techniques, wood has performed better than any of the conventional construction materials. In fact, wood-frame construction is the most common method of residential construction in North America and many other parts of the globe. The concept maybe new to India but it has the potential to grow rapidly. The market at present is untapped but it will make its way rapidly as timber construction becomes more popular.

Pranesh Chhibber, Country Director, Canadian Wood

Wood-frame construction also provides for an easy installation of doors, windows, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and other mechanical systems. Moreover, as compared to concrete buildings, it is light in weight, yet strong, safe and energy efficient. It is a quick and easy way to pre-fabricate houses, which attracts property developers for its timeliness and flexibility.
Akarsh Tiwari, CEO, WoodNiido
Wood Frame Construction (WFC) is the next generation of construction in India. We collaborated with Canadian Wood to explore and grow in the niche segment of structural housing, given the company’s experience and expertise in woodworking construction and finishing.

Akarsh Tiwari, CEO, WoodNiido

The Indian subcontinent has a varied climate and wood as a construction material is beneficial to new-age architecture and buildings. When the temperature is cold outside, a structure built with wood helps in retaining heat indoors; does not overheat in warmer climates; and keeps humidity at bay. So, the reliance and expense on heating and cooling appliances also reduce.

Canadian Wood showcases wood frame style of construction made with Canadian wood species in collaboration with Chennai-based WoodNiidoWRC Stair Case and Bar furniture made of Western hemlock

Wood as a building material has garnered immense popularity for residential and commercial projects for being a natural, diverse, and sustainable raw material. It provides high wind, fire, seismic resistance and has superior sound, and thermal performance. Builders and architects have maximized the use of wood in their projects as it has many engineering benefits and also because wood is backed by decades of research and technological advancements.