Stora Enso promotes open Building Systems based on various building components and products like CLT and LVL. The building systems are driven by a cost competitive analysis. This competitiveness is the main priority to be successful. This exercise is done with our customers and specifiers in domestic markets. We also develop all our Building Systems together with a recognised third party, well known by customers or specifier.

The first Building Systems are for residential multi-storey buildings, which cover construction with panels and modules. These systems allow construction until 8 storeys as a standard version and could be made until 12 storeys with some adjustments. This is also the first time in the wood industry where we have an architectural guideline linked to a building system. It allows specifier to understand the way of building with wood systems and to find options feasible for wood construction.

The Building Systems are explained in various manuals emphasizing different chapters:

  • The manuals detail all phases from designing to maintenance of the buildings. They cover also the building physics issues for different countries. Thermal, acoustic, seismic and fire topics are also covered in the manuals
  • The erection of our Building Systems is also described in our manuals
  • Sustainability is one of Stora Enso’s core-value. We know that building with wood is a key success factor to fight against climate change
  • These new Building Systems are the best way to show how the carbon footprint could be improved if you use our Building components. We provide all arguments with carbon footprint or EPD documents to be the most sustainable building system ever done

Today the focus is on six main countries: Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden and UK. It means that our Building Systems include country specific details according to domestic regulations like fire safety or acoustic requirements.