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We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

5 Marvelous Benefits of House Construction Using Timber Wall Frames

Troy Medina

The wall framing system in many Australian buildings is built with timber. The use of timber wall framing is widespread in the country because of the many essential benefits that it brings to the table for builders and building owners. If you are contemplating using timber wall frames for your house construction project, it is important that you first acquaint yourself with the tremendous benefits that you stand to gain by building with timber. Here are a few you should learn about.

  1. Timber is a naturally renewable material — unlike non-renewable building materials like steel and aluminium, timber is naturally renewable. The wood that is used to make wall frames is sourced from managed forest plantations, making it possible for wall frame manufacturers to source the raw materials they need in a way that is environmentally sustainable. 
  2. Timber is a strong material — when used for wall framing purposes, timber can last for several years as long as it is well-protected from the elements. The wood used to make timber wall frames has a high strength to weight ratio and is usually pre-treated with preservatives to prevent decay and keep wood-loving insects at bay. This gives houses built with timber wall frames robust and durable. 
  3. Timber can be used to make high-quality construction products — timber wall frames can be fabricated at an off-site shop according to the exact specifications of the construction project. This facilitates quality control, which allows manufacturers to deliver high-quality products at the construction site. 
  4. Timber saves energy — as timber is in itself a natural insulator, it does not facilitate the transfer of heat into and out of the building, thus allowing warm air to remain inside and the cold air to stay outdoors. Thanks to this quality, timber wall frames can considerably increase the energy rating of a house. What is more, artificial insulation can be installed on timber wall frames to further improve the energy performance of the building. This results in reduced air conditioning costs, which reduces the overall energy expenses. 
  5. Timber is easy to work with — unlike other wall framing materials like steel that may be difficult to cut onsite, timber can be easily cut to size to meet emerging project requirements and make the necessary modifications. With timber frames, there is no need to spend a lot of time and use expensive cutting equipment to cut material to size. This makes the construction process relatively fast!

Timber wall frames can provide you with the above-highlighted benefits and so many more. No wonder it is a popular choice for a lot of homeowners and other building owners in Australia and many other parts of the world.