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Why Timber is Winning the Day with Architects Across Australia

Timber suppliers in Brisbane reveal why so many architects now prefer timber for building homes.

Brisbane QLD, 29 September 2017 - Timber suppliers in Brisbane and across Australia are being kept busy thanks to a trend toward architects using timber as their preferred home building material. Jack Kyle, owner of Narangba Timbers, a timber sales outlet in Brisbane, attributes this to a number of factors. According to Mr Kyle:

“For as long as I can remember, timber has been the material of choice for most people when building homes or other projects, such as timber flooring and timber decking. Architects were often using what they considered to be more modern materials to make design statements for awhile, but they are starting to realise what most people in Brisbane and across Australia realise: timber is the best material for building a home.”

Benefits of Using Timber as a Building Material

There are many benefits to using timber to build a home. The first and possibly the most important to many homeowners is its insulative properties. Timber is a natural insulator. It helps keep heat inside the home in the winter and keeps heat out in the summer.

This results in savings for homeowners due to lower heating and cooling costs. In addition, the insulative properties of timber help keep sound from penetrating the walls of a home.

Timber has an aesthetic that helps homes blend into natural surroundings. The timber aesthetic makes homeowners feel closer to nature. Recent scientific studies have proven that timber surroundings make people feel better and enhance their overall wellbeing.

Timber is much easier for builders, especially for those who are building their own homes or managing the project themselves. A timber home can be built without some of the expensive equipment that it can cost to erect prefabricated homes made of other materials. Timber structural materials are easier to place and connect than steel supports, too.

Timber is easier to work with. It is much more malleable than any other material and can be shaped more easily into angles and unique designs. Timber lends itself to unique design factors better than any other material.

When a home built of timber needs to be repaired or maintained, it can often be done by replacing or repairing one piece of cladding or one structural element. Other materials can be more complicated and expensive to repair.

Timber is also the building material that is best for the environment. While virtually any other building material has a carbon footprint that contributes to global warming, timber actually stores carbon to create timber fibres. In addition, the process of harvesting, shaping and transporting timber has the smallest carbon footprint of any building material. Also, since timber is a natural material, it doesn’t degrade into harmful or toxic substances as it ages, as many other materials do.

Mr Kyle concluded: “We’ve known timber is the best building material for years. It’s nice to see architects finally agreeing with us. Welcome aboard.”

Narangba Timbers are timber suppliers in the Brisbane area. They carry a wide range of timber species for residential and commercial building and home purposes such as timber fencing, timber flooring and timber decking. They pride themselves in offering the best customer service in the timber business. To learn more, call (07) 3888 1293 today or visit their website: http://www.narangbatimbers.com.au/.