Benefits of Timber Framed Houses

Timber framed houses will comparatively last longer than the brick and block constructions, if the proper care is bestowed on the following counts. 

English: Timber framed houses in Malpas.

English: Timber framed houses in Malpas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Design is the very basic thing for the timber framed houses and hence it should be practical, effective and aesthetic looking. It should take care of all the issues like sizes, spans, loading and jointing.

Since prefabricated timber frames, fabricated somewhere in a factory, are assembled, the construction is at a faster pace. Since fabrication is subject to quality tests, etc., at the standard factories, quality would be good. (Till, you, as the building owner, have to take extra care.).

Also, the fabrication ensures exceptional air tightness values and that the timber frames stay out against any damage to the building.

At the fabrication level itself, insulation is taken care of so that there is sufficient sealing that prevent the moist air entering into the construction. This insulation takes care of heating up and cooling down of the walls more quickly.

Noise and sound pollution will be arrested by fabricating the timber frame with two walls, with the in-between structural break being stuffed with mineral wool or like sound absorbent quilts. Additionally, heavier boards can be used for plaster boards.

Risk of condensation is avoided and protection against drafts and dampness is achieved by positioning appropriate variable vapor barrier

Well ventilated and warm dry timbers used in the modern timbered frame houses make it rot/ worm/beetle repellant.

Regarding the exposure to fire risks, the timber framed houses stand in the same footing as the masonry or steel structures.

Timber is a durable construction material and a well built timber frame with heavy duty timber will witness a life time of a century.

Above all, Timber framed houses stand as testimony for green construction, leading to may environmental advantages like lesser carbon emissions, encouragement for growth of forests, reduction of global warming.

Cost will likely be marginally more compared to masonry brick constructions.