Honka’s wooden house will be the first roof made of it in the world

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November 14, 2023
9.00 am

Honka’s wooden house will have the world’s first roof made of fossil-free steel

Honkarakenne and Rukki Construction, part of the SSAB Group, are collaborating on a pilot project on the use of fossil-free steel in roofing products. The project is an example of cooperation between two companies committed to reducing the environmental burden, with the aim of creating carbon-free buildings and making the construction sector more sustainable.

The Honka wooden house, which will be built in a beautiful rural area in Klaukkala, Finland, will be the first building in the world with a roof made of fossil-free steel. Honka’s new timber-built detached house will be covered with a Ruukki Classic roof made of fossil-free steel, based on HYBRIT technology, at the Ruukki Construction plant in Vimpilli, Finland.

The climate-friendly steel roof will be a perfect fit for the eco-friendly and low-carbon Honka wooden house. Thanks to the carbon stored long-term in wood, hardwood logs have a small carbon footprint and a large carbon footprint. “Log is a superior material for environmentally friendly low-carbon construction. To maximize the quality and minimize the carbon footprint of Honka Homes, we continue to look for equally climate-friendly products for our buildings. In this way, we can strive to make our homes truly carbon neutral Eno my body From Hunkaraken.

“Honkarakenne is our strategic partner and a pioneer in the field of sustainability-driven wooden construction. We collaborate with our customers in the long term to reduce the environmental burden of construction,” says the business manager. Jorma Korhonenwho is responsible for Ruukki Construction’s roofing business in Finland.

As part of the change in the construction industry, Honkarakenne is committed to promoting sustainable and low carbon construction to combat climate change. Honka’s high quality products are the result of over 60 years of development, and are constantly being developed to be more sustainable and durable.

“We want to collaborate with suppliers who make durable, high-quality products and truly aim to promote sustainability. Rocky Construction is a good example of a partner committed to long-term development,” concludes Heikli.

additional information:
Eno my body
Product Manager
+358 40 676 5565

Honkarkenne Ltd manufactures high-quality, healthy and eco-friendly Honka® wooden houses, holiday homes and public buildings from certified renewable solid wood. The company has delivered more than 90,000 buildings to more than 50 countries. Honka wooden homeware sets are manufactured in the company’s own factory in Karstola, Finland. In 2022, Honkaraken Group’s consolidated net sales totaled €73.7 million, of which exports accounted for 26%. www.honka.fi

Ruukki Construction provides steel-based construction products and related services. The products are used for sustainable walls and ceilings. www.ruukki.com

Ruukki is part of SSAB, an international steel company based in the Nordics and the US with employees in more than 50 countries. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has a secondary listing on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.ssab.com

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