Wood frame model houses for China

Australasian Timber - - FINANCE -

THE JA­PAN Wood Prod­ucts Ex­port Pro­mo­tion Coun­cil has made up four mod­els of wood houses based on the Chi­nese wood build­ing stan­dard. They are cor­re­spond­ing to the Chi­nese needs with ex­posed use of wood of Ja­panese species like cedar, cy­press and larch to dif­fer­en­ti­ate from 2x4­con­struc­tion. The As­so­ci­a­tion hopes to pro­mote sales of do­mes­tic wood prod­ucts and wood house to China.

The As­so­ci­a­tion has been ask­ing to add Ja­panese species of cedar, cy­press and larch to the Chi­nese wood struc­ture stan­dard. There are four model plans. M1 type is two sto­ries with floor space of 170300 square me­tres and M2 type is two to three sto­ries with floor space of 170– 300 square me­tres. M1and M2 are both medium grade spec­i­fi­ca­tions. J1 type is two sto­ries with floor space of 200-300 square me­tres and J2 type is two sto­ries with floor space of more than 300 square me­tres. 1 and J2 are both high grade spec­i­fi­ca­tion.

They are dif­fer­ent from Ja­panese houses with much higher height of ceil­ing like 3-4 me­tres on first floor and 2.4-2.5 me­tres on the sec­ond floor.

The Chi­nese wood con­struc­tion stan­dard al­lows to build up to three sto­ries and the com­mit­tee is now dis­cussing for higher wood mul­ti­layer build­ing and they are in­ter­ested in wood mul­ti­layer build­ings in North America and Europe in­clud­ing use of CLT. China has CLT man­u­fac­tur­ing plants.

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