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Why use lightweight timber flooring system for your next home or project?


When thinking about home construction projects, a sturdy and reliable timber frame can be an excellent skeleton to work around, whether for flooring, timber wall frames or anything else. If you aren’t familiar with the concept, a timber frame combines wooden studs and timber alongside sheathing board to achieve structural support. The result is a timber home with a frame made up of large beams and posts connected with pegs.

This may sound like a lightweight form of construction. In reality, it is a remarkably robust and durable custom structure that offers a number of advantages. In this post, we walk you through five key benefits of a lightweight timber flooring system for a house frame.

1.Durability and low-maintenance

Though some may think otherwise, a timber flooring system is actually extremely durable and strong. Assuming high-quality timber is used in the construction, you can expect the system to be with you for the long haul. In fact, certain wood types are known to last for hundreds of years. What’s more, timber is relatively cheap and easy to maintain. It is easy to reinforce the timber for extra strength or change its colour at will.

2.Fantastic natural insulation

One of the great benefits of timber in construction is its natural insulating properties. When installed in your flooring, as well as windows, doors or roof trusses, the timber helps with temperature regulation for a comfortable, energy-efficient space. These natural thermal insulating properties limit the timber’s heat conducting capabilities, meaning you will need to use less energy to heat or cool the property once constructed.

3. Easy to work with

Another key benefit of wood is that it is versatile and easy to work with. This makes it simple to use even for a DIY build, and you can create different designs and install in accordance with your own preferences. Keep in mind the following two facts about wood as a material: it is much easier to work with than many of the alternatives and you can build with it very quickly.

4. A range of size and design options

A timber flooring system offers a range of options to choose from. You can find the ideal solution for your projects based on different shapes, sizes, textures, colours, designs and styles. They key is to explore different manufacturers and find the right supplier, then order made-to-measure wooden flooring that is ready to install.

5. A natural, eco-friendly material

A wood frame or flooring system means a sustainable construction project. Wood is a natural, renewable building material as long as it is sourced responsibly, and it can be recycled further down the line. Its organic status means it is not toxic to the environment or to other people’s health, so you can use it with peace of mind.

Final thoughts

At this point, you have a good set of reasons to choose lightweight timber flooring systems for your next home construction project. It offers good insulation, it is highly durable, it is easy to work with and extremely versatile, and it is sustainable to boot. There are more benefits to it as well, so it is definitely worth considering as you plan your next project.

Contact us at Newcastle Frame and Truss or call on 0437 437 231.

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