Are you considering building a timber frame home or structure? A timber home is a significant investment, so it is important to do your research. We’ve listed just a few advantages of timber buildings to help you along your way.

Timber structures:

  • Act as carbon sinks
  • Light and environmentally friendly
  • Well suited to eco-sensitive, hard-to-reach sites or unstable soil conditions
  • Minimal disturbance to existing vegetation
  • Materials used in timber construction have fire ratings of up to 2 hours
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Energy efficient
  • Require much lower processing energy
  • Warmer in winter and cooler in summer
  • Erected and completed in a third of the time it would take to build with brick and mortar
  • Quicker and easier alterations and extensions
  • Lightweight, strong and durable

Be sure to do your homework before you commence with your timber construction project and engage the services of an Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) Timber Frame Builder Member for complete peace of mind.

Click here to find an ITC-SA accredited Timber Frame Builder Member nearest you. Click here for tips on choosing a reputable timber frame builder.

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