Timber home numbers on the up in Spain

LAST UPDATED: 28 Oct, 2015 @ 20:50

WOODEN houses are gearing up to set the Spanish housing market on fire.

wooden-houseBuilding your house from wood saves up to 90% in energy and constructions are cheap, quick to build and durable.

Spain’s largest wooden house is 650m2 and yet the monthly bill (electricity, hot water, heating) comes to just €140.

The property in suburban Madrid, Torrelodones, cost €800 per square metre to build and consumes very little energy.

Spain now has an estimated 20,000 wooden houses which cost on average €1,100 per square metre to build.


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  1. Timber is good, but be aware of the termite problems in Spain. Treatment to eradicate them is very expensive and has to be repeated every 5-6 years. Country houses can be affected quite badly having seen it first-hand.