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Why Tasbuilt chooses timber framing for our modular buildings

Learn from the experts why Tasbuilt uses high quality building materials...

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Proven and Popular

Lightweight timber framing has been the popular choice for Australian homes for many decades. This experience ensures that the system is safe, reliable, cost-effective and well understood by designers and engineers. Owners and occupants can be assured that they are gaining the advantages of a proven building method.

Strong, stable and quiet

Since the properties of timber are so well understood, a timber-framed house won’t be noisy, as it doesn’t expand and contract during temperature changes and risk premature cracking in plaster linings.

Low-cost flexibility

Tasbuilts wall frames are prebuilt to a high level of accuracy on our specialised framing jig. However, should any last minute changes or adjustments be required, the workable nature of timber makes this an easy process

Fast to assemble

Prefabrication and flexibility combine to deliver fast, efficient buildings to lock up stage.

Simple installation of services

Timber frames can be easily drilled to install plumbing and electric cables, unlike some materials that require cushioning grommets to protect cable insulation during installation and limit longer term damage to plumbing due to expansion and contraction or corrosion.

Insulating

Timber framing helps insulate your home as it has a higher R-value than many other materials. This means that it doesn’t act as a ‘thermal bridge’, conducting energy (heat) from one side of a wall to the other.

Renewably and responsibly sourced

Most Australian-sourced timber is covered by either one or both certification systems, Australia’s Responsible Wood, which is endorsed by the world’s largest certification system the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), or the Forest Stewardship Council. This means that the wood you use has been produced in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

Environmental advantage: Low embodied energy

Wood has the lowest embodied energy of all common building materials. This is a measure of the energy (usually produced by greenhouse gas-emitting generators) that is used to convert the wood in trees to framing timber.

Environmental advantage: Stores carbon from the atmosphere

Choosing wood removes greenhouse gasses from the air. Approximately half the dry weight of wood is carbon, absorbed from the atmosphere by a growing tree. Using timber in buildings stores the carbon for as long as the building exists or the timber is reused or recycled.


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