There are different factors that you need to consider on building a new home. Some of those would be the location, space and the materials that you are going to use. When it comes to materials, there are those who prefer to use concrete and metal because they are convenient. However, it seems that a lot of people nowadays also use timber.
According to the Forestry Commission, the construction industry is the largest market to have used timber from 2002. Here’s why you need to use it in your new home, too.
Timber has a lot of advantages. Timber is non-toxic and it naturally ages, preventing further damage to the environment. Another thing is that it is renewable. Timber will always be available as long as people continue to plant new trees. Therefore, it won’t be hard to have it reproduced, and there will be an abundant supply of timber for constructing new houses.
Despite environmental issues, it’s a good thing to know that there are concerned people who make efforts in reproducing trees. This ends up in a cycle wherein the timber suppliers can retain their business, and provide more construction supplies for building new homes.
Low energy production
It takes less effort to produce timber. After harvesting the trees, it will only take a little energy to convert the woods into timber used at homes. It is also easy to use at work because it is lightweight and can be easily installed compared to other materials. Aside from reducing the energy in production, it also reduces the energy needed for construction.
It is really important to save our resources. Our current demand should not exceed the supply. Those people who are concerned about the environment contributes to the increase of timber supplies. At the same time, suppliers help environmentalists by hosting projects to preserve nature and increase timber production.
In addition to these, timber costs less compared to other materials like metal and concrete. Using timber to build homes also has cheaper labor fees compared to using concrete. Timber is readily available in many places around towns and cities, making transport easier and faster. In other words, it can help you save money.
Nowadays, more and more people like to use materials that will be safe to the environment. Timber is also known to be made from carbon, a chemical element adding to the greenhouse effect. If you use timber in building a home, it will store the carbon as you live inside your new home so it will reduce the cause of greenhouse effect.
Timber is also a natural insulator. It acts as a ‘barrier’ against heat and cold during summer and winter, respectively. Thus, it provides a more refreshing atmosphere for you to live at, no matter what season it may be.Timber conservatories always have the benefit of providing even temperatures for the owner’s plants to thrive, making it a perfect addition to timber houses.
Timber has been widely used for thousands of homes for many centuries due to the aforementioned benefits. Thus, it’s the most recommended material for any type of home.