Thermoarena is a thermally modified wood manufacturer based in Järva County, Estonia.
We produce over 28,000 m3 of thermally modified wood per year and specialize primarily in exterior design solutions (cladding and decking). 90% of the products are sold to export markets, to more than 30 countries worldwide. We also supply TM hardwood and softwood lumber in different sizes. We’re part of a sustainable supply chain (PEFC license no. PEFC/19-31-36) / FSC® C114364) and expect responsibility and environmental awareness from our partners. All of our wood is produced from well-managed sustainable sources. Our highly experienced employees guarantee the quality of the products in line with customer expectations.
We operate in an environment of continuous improvement and innovation. The development of our products, finishing methods and business operations is a perpetual process. We are eager to modernize our technologies and implement ways to improve production efficiency.
The company is rapidly growing and evolving. For many years we’ve had an excellent AAA credit rating. For three years in a row, we’ve been listed as one of the fastest-growing companies in Estonia.
Thermoarena products are designed with the future, people, and nature in mind. Our mission is to contribute to a valuable and sustainable living environment. Resource-efficient working methods, pollution and waste minimization and other environmental considerations are a natural part of our daily activities.
Our team loves to come up with, test and implement exciting ideas – we look forward to your questions and suggestions!
Wood is a renewable natural resource but is also limited to the forest areas which are available. The use of wood as a building material helps to reduce the ecological footprint and promote environmentally conscious behavior. By setting a challenge to notice more of the beauty and functionality of wood in our living environment, the lifespan of the products used must be extended.
Today’s standards set for the living environment undoubtedly have accompanying effects – the production and use of concrete, steel and plastic create a significant environmental footprint. As buildings generate a large proportion of carbon emissions (40%), then addressing the climate problem is crucial for the real estate and construction sector.
There are two ways to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere – to reduce carbon sources and to increase carbon sinks. Wood is a carbon-negative material when it is ethically sourced, processed and used.
First, wood products have an extremely low carbon footprint. Significantly more energy is needed to produce steel, aluminum, concrete and composite materials.
Second, growing trees combine CO2 with water from the soil to form organic wood during photosynthesis. The wooden structure acts as a carbon binder, and the advantage of thermal wood over conventional wood is that it is practically 100% recyclable.
10% more wooden houses would bring enough CO2 savings in Europe to reduce the emissions targeted by the Kyoto Protocol by 25%.
Every cubic meter of wood used as an alternative to other construction materials reduces CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by an average of 1.1 tons. If you add 0.9 tons of CO2 stored in wood to this, each cubic meter of wood saves a total of 2 tons of CO2.
A growing number of architects prefer natural and human-friendly solutions and want to avoid using products treated with chemicals.
Wood is natural, and beautiful, has good physical properties and is CO2 neutral. If setting targets to use more wood in construction, one of the challenges is to extend the lifespan of wooden products. Thermal modification ensures a longer service life for wood without the use of chemicals that are harmful to nature.
Thermally modified wood is produced in special high-temperature drying ovens. The result of chemical-free heat treatment is a more stable and durable product, which is also suitable for harsher weather conditions. TM wood is perfect for covering facades and terraces.
In public buildings such as schools, kindergartens, nursing homes, etc., the higher fire resistance of wooden materials is important in addition to durability. We use BURNBLOCK fire retardant impregnation to increase the fire resistance of wood.
Burnblock fire retardant is 100% natural, biodegradable, pH-neutral, non-corrosive and the world’s first Cradle to Cradle Certified® fire retardant.
Long-lasting TM wood products with BURNBLOCK fire retardant impregnation create many new possibilities for modern wooden buildings.
Thermoarena OÜ has been awarded two sustainable supply chain certificates — FSC® (C114364) and PEFC (Licence number PEFC/19-31-36).
FSC® and PEFC (Licence number PEFC/19-31-36) are widely recognised global schemes for assessing sustainable forest management. These confirm that the forest is managed in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental – in a balanced and integrated manner.