Most of the products by Palmako AS are manufactured from high-quality Nordic kiln-dried spruce. The long cold winters and short summers characteristic to our region lead to a slow growth rate of timber, instilling it with longevity and durability. Palmako values highly the aesthetic aspects of spruce – its fresh light Nordic hue and small knots.
Timber as a building material
Timber has been a popular construction material for centuries, and new technologies help to discover new ways of using timber – timber is one of the most commonly used construction materials in the world. Timber is light and strong as well as easy to process and an efficient insulator. Timber is also appreciated for its pleasant visual properties. Timber is valued today above all for being environmentally friendly and the only renewable building material. Using timber is a significant part of a sustainable lifestyle. By prudently managing forests and preferring wooden products we can create a healthy environment and contribute to saving the environment on a wider scale. Significantly less energy is spent on producing wooden products compared with many other materials. After their useful life, wooden products can also be used for producing heat energy necessary for people’s vital functions, thus avoiding burning fossil fuels.
The tradition of wooden buildings in Estonia
Estonia is well known as a country whose surface is mostly covered with forests and as a place where wood processing is an ancient, historical tradition. Our ancestors used wood as their main building material and the oldest wooden houses in Estonia are more than 300 years old. Palmako proudly continues this centuries-old tradition and has a passion for this natural, warm, energy-saving and sustainable material.