Build with timber
Timber is arguably one of the most beautiful and versatile building materials. Not only does timber look good, it is one of the strongest and most durable options available for construction. Timber is a tried and trusted material and is the environmentally friendly choice to steel alternatives. The iconic Queenslander home is made from timber, and we believe it’s a great fit for houses of all shapes and sizes throughout the region.
At The Truss Company, we live and breathe timber in construction. Here’s why we love quality, sustainable timber
1. Flexibility and versatility
Using timber enables unparalleled freedom when it comes to designing and constructing a home. Timber is a flexible material that can be tailored to all shapes and sizes to suit your needs. On-site, timber will provide structural integrity for your construction and can also be adjusted to accommodate last-minute design changes. Structures such as timber roof trusses can be manufactured to incorporate custom design features that add a unique element to your home.
2. Durability and strength
Timber is one of the world’s oldest and most trusted building materials for a reason. In addition to being flexible and versatile, timber has a high strength to weight ratio. This means that timber is a durable building material that still remains relatively lightweight. In addition, timber can be combined with other building materials (such as steel) to achieve a number of architectural feats.
3. Economical and sustainable
Timber is generally more economical than steel construction alternatives for several reasons. Firstly, timber is a naturally renewable product that is generally less costly to source. At The Truss Company, we sustainably source our timber from local suppliers and responsible sawmills.
In addition, timber is quicker to install and does not require the use of heavy construction tools. This makes it a safer and cheaper option on-site, and builders will likely charge less money to install timber frames and roof trusses in comparison to steel.
4. Fire and termite resistant
It is widely accepted that timber is superior to steel in tolerating heat. In the event of a significant fire, timber can maintain its strength for a longer period of time. Steel wall frames and roof trusses can be susceptible to rapid changes in temperature, and can rapidly melt or lose strength under heat. Although timber is more susceptible to termites than steel, treated timber wall frames and roof trusses can be protected from termites, which reduces risk. Even if steel frames and trusses are used in construction in Queensland, home owners must remain vigilant for termites in their home.
5.Rust and corrosion resistant
Steel building materials are very susceptible to corrosion and rust, which can potentially require additional costs to repair. This is especially true for coastal buildings which are subject to constant wind, water and salt. As a sustainable alternative, timber does not rust or suffer from corrosion and generally requires less maintenance overall.
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