If you’re in the process of building a new home you’ve probably already made plenty of design or structural decisions. Another important decision that you’ll need to make is whether to use timber or steel wall frames. The fact that you’re new to the building industry you may not be sure which is the best option for your new home. Wondering why to choose timber-made wall frames over steel, we have you covered. Read on to find out why timber-made wall frames are a top choice.
They’re the more energy-efficient option
Timber wall frames are more energy efficient than standard steel wall frames. Timber wall frames have a lower thermal mass, meaning that it minimises the use of energy. Timber is a natural insulator that can help your home maintain a more regular temperature and help prevent the transfer of heat. Its poor conductivity means that timber-built homes will be better insulated than steel homes. Timber wall frames also allow more space for extra insulation which can make a huge difference in the Australian climate.
They’re quicker to build
Timber wall frames are easy to work with and quick to build. They require much less time to build and do not require any extra high expertise or training, which can help save on labour costs. They can also be partially pre-cut or prefabricated, modulated and precision built which makes them a great option if you don’t want to wait around for the time it will take to construct steel wall frames.
Timber is a sustainable and renewable resource making it a fantastic building material for anyone who is environmentally conscious. Timber is not only an incredibly fast-growing material, but many timber suppliers have policies to regrow what they use. Timber also retains CO2 which provides even further benefits to the environment. This makes it a truly sustainable and environmentally friendly resource.
Won’t limit design or size of home
Timber wall frames will provide the user with an unrivalled ability to have almost any design for their home. Timber is incredibly easy to shape and it provides endless structural design and size possibilities. Timber wall frames also provide the possibility of having larger windows than a steel wall frame does, which allows in more fresh air and sunlight.
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As you can see, timber-made wall frames are a fantastic choice for your new home. They’re long-lasting, strong, and easy to build with and they won’t limit the size or design of your building. If you’re interested in top-quality timber wall frames, we can help. We also specialise in timber roof trusses. 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.