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Why choose Timber Framing? –
Easy to Use
Timber framing is by far the easiest construction material to build Australian homes. It has high strength for its weight and can be easily nailed together to produce modern award winning forms. Further, timber construction can be easily extended in the future using readily available tools and timber is always available at your local merchant.
Prefabrication is the partial construction of timber framing before it is delivered to the jobsite. Usually this means the construction in factories of roof trusses and wall frames that are delivered to site, lifted by crane and then stood up, braced and nailed together. Prefabrication has been a significant factor maintaining timber framings advantages in further reducing construction time and costs
Termites are an integral part of the ecology on mainland Australia and may attack houses and commercial structures of any construction. The timber industry recommends that all new Australian homes are protected from termite attack by using the right materials, construction methods and by regular inspection. Termite protected Blue Pine framing is available where termite risk is higher or where the homeowner or builder would like additional peace of mind
Timber framed construction is lightweight but strong and allows the designer to be free of the restrictions of heavyweight materials. Little wonder that Australia’s architects and designers use timber in innovative design as well as adding warmth to their projects. Timber is the traditional construction material used in residential and commercial projects in North America, Europe and of course Australia and New Zealand.
Timber framed construction is suitable for use anywhere in Australia and is supported by Australian Standards for design and construction. Timber construction is tough and with properly designed connections, tie-downs and other detailing, can even be used in cyclonic areas of Australia. It can also be used near the ocean where timber’s natural resistance to the elements makes it the material to use. In Europe and Japan properly designed and maintained timber structures have lasted for centuries in uses such housing, bridges and temples.
Renewable Plantation Resource
Timber provides the only renewable house frame and is sourced from sustainably managed Australian plantations.
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