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How Do You Keep Wall Frames
From Moving?

Nobody wants the timber wall frames that form a key part of their property shifting once they’re meant to be securely fastened in place! Although there are a variety of factors that can contribute to wobbly timber framing, thankfully, there are also plenty of solutions to these issues. Here we take a look at several proven ways to minimise the risk that your timber wall frames will start to shift.

Use pre-treated timber

It goes without saying that timber is a porous material that will expand if it comes into contact with moisture. It will also rot if it gets wet and the timber isn’t treated.

 

Pre-treated timber will not only withstand any contact with damp, but it’s also less likely to expand and contract significantly as the temperature (both interior and exterior) changes.

Erect adequate bracing

Once the frame is in place, suitable bracing needs to be added to keep it in position. Unless you have experience in carpentry and have the right equipment to hand to do this correctly, we recommend using professional installers.

 

Although there’s a cost outlay when you use professionals, it means that the job gets done quickly and correctly the first time around. As a professional installation team will bring their own plant with them, it also means you won’t need to be hiring or purchasing expensive specialist equipment to get the work completed successfully.

Ensure integrity of the floor surface

As the  timber frame sits on the floor surface, it’s essential that it’s both level and solid. A floor that starts to sag or shift once the frame is sat on it will destabilise the frame. This can result in unwanted movement.

Consider insulation and moisture barrier effectiveness

Even treated timber is going to contract and expand to some extent due to changes in temperature. For this reason, consideration needs to be given to the right combination of insulation and moisture control.

 

Ultimately, a wall needs to be breathable enough that condensation doesn’t build up either in it or on the interior side. It also needs to be suitably insulated in order to keep as constant an internal temperature as possible.

 

The best way to keep wall frames from moving is to make sure that you’ve got well-made, durable frames that have been correctly installed on a firm base. If in doubt Heyden Frame and Truss provide a complete solution to your timber frame construction and installation requirements in Sydney, Gosford, Central Coast, Newcastle and the surrounding area.

 

Contact us  now for a fast quote on your timber framing and/or roof trusses.

Environmentally-friendly

As timber flooring systems are eco-friendly products, there’s little impact on the planet when you choose them for your project. Wood is naturally renewable when sourced responsibly and is able to be recycled when you decide it’s time for a change. This means you’ll confidently be able to install a timber flooring system in your residential or commercial property, knowing that you’re doing that little bit extra for the environment.

Durability

Thanks to the hard flexibility of timber, timber flooring systems are designed to last a lifetime and offer a secure foundation for any property. In fact, some varieties of wood can last hundreds of years!

Easy care

Timber’s reasonably cheap and easy to care for. Reinforcing the timber for extra strength is fairly easy, so you won’t need to worry about investing time and money into costly maintenance.

Customisable

Timber flooring systems come in a great range of options, with many shapes, sizes, colours, designs and textures for you to choose from.

Considering timber flooring? Choose Heyden Frame and Truss

When it comes to quality timber flooring in Sydney and its surrounds, Heyden Frame and Truss have you covered. We can provide quotes, budgets, and advice, so please contact us today on (02) 4351 2616 and speak to one of our experts. You can also visit us at www.heydenframeandtruss.com.au if you need additional information about our products and services. We service the regions of Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle, Central Coast, and surrounding areas.

We supply and deliver all over Northern Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast.

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