If a home uses timber as its primary material, it’s really important the timber is grown locally from sustainable forests. If the timber is grown overseas, the carbon miles used on transporting the timber here for kitset eco homes in New Zealand far outweigh any supposed eco-friendly benefits. Even if the imported timber has been sustainably grown.
Using local, sustainably grown New Zealand timber is exactly what Fraemohs Homes have been doing since we were founded 50 years ago. It is in fact one of the very principles Monni Fraemohs ensured the company would be guided by and we proudly adhere to this.
With kitset eco homes by Fraemohs, what you will find is your home is naturally warmer in winter, and naturally cooler in summer. This is because the timber we use provides a tremendous amount of natural thermal mass. And this thermal mass reduces your reliance on electricity for heating and cooling, as well as other means of energy generation like log burners. Combined with various other Scandinavian design techniques we continue to utilise in our kitset designs, our Solid Timber kit homes are actually carbon negative by the time they are ready to live in.
For more information on our approach to building sustainably, visit our Eco Homes page. You might also be interested in downloading our free 2018 Sustainable Building Report.
Our instructional videos for building your kitset home
We have been busy producing these and began rolling them out in August, 2017. Designed to answer any questions you might have on building your new kit house while you are on the go.
The video series covers all areas of the build.
View the kitset instructional videos here.