The timber construction is in motion: In recent years, the proportion of buildings constructed in timber construction in Germany has increased significantly.This development does not only concern the single-family house. Increasingly, multi-storey residential buildings are also being built from wood. The materials used are changing (keyword: cross laminated timber trend, hybrid construction) and the companies carrying out the work are also undergoing change. A short construction time due to prefabrication and the perception of timber construction on the part of many building owners as an ecological construction method are giving German timber construction a further boost.
Similar to the entire building supply industry, timber construction is also confronted with digitalisation. In addition to the serial planning of type houses or structural types, the aspect of automated prefabrication of elements and modules is being discussed here in particular. There are far-reaching opportunities here for increasing efficiency and creating affordable living space.
In addition to the current developments, drivers and challenges in timber construction, the study analyses sales and forecasts for the individual products in detail.