Biobased materials: what impact for wood craftsmen?

The impact of biobased materials on wood craftsmen

Due to their environmental properties, biobased materials are emerging as a solution for the future. However, their use can represent a major challenge for craftsmen, especially for those working on wooden elements. In question ? The obligation to adapt its activity to the specificities of these materials.

What are biosourced materials ?

Biobased materials are made from renewable organic matter, also called biomass. They can have two origins

Although they can have various uses (decoration, furniture, etc.), biobased materials are mainly used in the field of construction, in particular by carpenters, joiners and other wood craftsmen. It must be said that they can have many applications:

Why use biobased materials?

For craftsmen, including those working on wooden elements, the use of biosourced materials is becoming essential. A first reason explains it: their use “is encouraged by the public authorities during the construction or renovation of buildings”, as formalized by law no. green growth. A principle confirmed by the ELAN law, which makes biosourced materials an inseparable lever for the environmental performance of buildings.

Namely: 27 million m2: This is the volume of biosourced materials used for insulation in 2020, i.e. the equivalent of 84,000 individual houses.

This incentive owes nothing to chance, as materials from biomass have many advantages, especially from an environmental point of view.

How to adapt your activity to the use of biobased materials?

Eventually, bio-based materials may become the norm, mainly due to government incentives. For wood craftsmen, this involves many changes.