Why choose timber?
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What's good about wood?
Timber has been a building material of choice for New Zealand homes since the arrival of the first European settlers. Many nineteenth-century homes constructed in timber are still in use and habitable today.
The timber industry is now a well-established industry sector, with the offsite manufacture of prefabricated timber wall frames dating back to around 1960, and roof trusses to around 1964. Timber-framed houses have been the norm since then, with probably 90 percent of standalone residential buildings constructed using timber framing.
The benefits of timber are widely known, and the material is as popular as ever given today’s focus on sustainability and high performance eco-homes.
When using timber it is very easy to meet the requirements of the New Zealand Building Code standards, as timber buildings designed and constructed using NZS3604:2011 automatically comply. There is no equivalent for concrete block or steel, resulting in a much more complicated and time-consuming design and consenting process for those materials.