Canadian Wood has been aggressively promoting the use of sustainably sourced B.C. wood species for a wide range of applications in India. So, it has taken a step forward in this area by collaborating with MAK Projects. MAK Projects, situated in Hyderabad, is a responsible and leading construction and property development firm. BTR Greens by MAK Projects is a world-class gated as well as guarded community project spread over 250 acres in the heart of Hyderabad’s Knowledge City. Comprising of 300 premium villas, it offers all the luxuries of city life in a serene environment. The Canadian Wood state-of-the-art villa is a unique part of this cluster that stands apart in its very appeal and making.
Made from almost ready-to-use, seasoned, sized, graded, as well as certified lumber from B.C., the villa has been built in WFC (Wood Frame construction) style with Canadian Spruce-pine-fir; a wood species known globally for its high dimensional strength and stability making it the perfect choice for structural applications. This technique optimizes the building process by helping reduce the time and cost involved in the construction process. In addition, all technical and material assistance was provided by Canadian Wood on the project.
Speaking about the launch of Canadian Wood Villa, Mr. Pranesh Chibber – Country Director, Canadian Wood-
“Growing awareness of the relationship between human health, the environment, and the economy has led to a rise in the concept of sustainable wood homes in India. It’s a responsible decision to choose wood species such as Canadian Wood sourced from sustainably managed forests of British Columbia.
That said, we encountered that the real estate industry in India, though highly accomplished in building with concrete, was found highly wanting in knowledge and local skills required to build with wood. That is when we at FII India decided to embark on identifying potential builders and contractors for sharing knowledge with and imparting training through seminars, training workshops, and wood colleges besides, and sharing best practices to help develop local expertise. Additionally, we began supporting the developers by arranging the required architectural and structural engineering expertise from Canada to build with wood. So, the collaboration with MAK Projects on the wood villa is one such example of our efforts.”
Commenting on the collaboration, H.E. Dr. Nawab Mir Nasir Ali Khan, Promoter & Managing Director, MAK Projects Pvt. Ltd.-
“Wood is a sustainable, renewable, and natural building material. Even today, wood is amongst the few natural elements that can simultaneously achieve reduced carbon emissions. Moreover, it brings about increased sustainability in a building’s life cycle and offers improved occupant well-being. As compared to concrete and steel, it offers a high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent design flexibility. It is a very good insulator of heat and cold, 15 times better concrete, and 400 times better than steel. The Canadian Wood Villa is a significant step by MAK Projects towards demonstrating these intrinsic advantages of building with wood. This landmark collaboration aims at promoting sustainable wood housing in India. Also, the Canadian Wood house offers multiple benefits over concrete and steel-based infrastructure. We hope this becomes an example for others to follow.”
The inauguration of the Canadian Wood display Villa at BTR Greens is scheduled for October 8, 2021, and will be graced by honorable bureaucrats and reputed industry professionals.
About Canadian Wood
Forestry Innovation Consulting Pvt. Ltd. is a crown agency of the government of British Columbia (B.C.) – the westernmost province of Canada. It mandates promoting its woodworking products in offshore markets. It focuses on promoting five distinct wood species in India, namely: 1) Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF), 2) Western hemlock, 3) Douglas-fir, 4) Yellow cedar and 5) Western red cedar. These species have unique properties that make them suitable for a range of reman and structural applications. Canadian Wood lumber remains available duly seasoned, sized, and graded, almost ready-to-use for houses and villas across the country through a network of 41 stockists in all major towns.