Which frame should I choose? Besides personal preferences, every frame has its advantages and disadvantages…
Approximately 85 percent of Swedish houses are built of wood. This can be explained by the great access of wood in this country.
Wood is well known for being perfect for sound absorption by preventing any echo or noise. It does not have any oxidation characteristics like metals that is why it is a good choice if you want to avoid rust. A frame made of wood can be repaired and maintained less expensive rather than other materials. But together with the advantages wood has some disadvantages too. Firstly, it easily catches fire. Secondly, wood is an organic good therefore it can be used as a nutritional product for some fungi and insect.
In some parts of the country like in Skåne or in Gotland it is very popular to built stone houses, due to high volume of stone. With a stone house, you get high moisture safety, healthy indoor climate and low risk of fire and mold. The heavy stone frame decreases noise and provides a thermal inertia that saves energy. But the cost for that material is higher than for a wooden frame and moisture after construction does not dry out easily.
Grout is an ideal material to use in construction of a house. It can be used for a house frame or as a layer on bulding fasades. The exterior side of concrete has a finished surface that only needs to be painted, no extra layer is needed. The concrete in the outer walls have a quality that is nearly three times higher than the concrete used for slabs. Demand for a stable house that can resist moisture and strong winds have increased at a time with the climate change. A concrete facade of a high quality does not absorb any rainwater.