The properties of natural timber also help to create a healthier home. Wood “breathes” in a way that man-made materials do not and helps control moisture levels indoors so that your home will feel drier, warmer and be easier to heat effectively. Timber’s ability to help prevent dampness from accumulating is especially important in bedrooms during the nights, making your home more comfortable and healthier to live in. Wood’s insulating properties can also help to reduce energy leakage from your home, making heavy timber very energy efficient.
Finally, timber is an environmentally-friendly choice as it is a renewable resource. All Fraemohs Homes are made from sustainable timber that is grown here in New Zealand, with the result that when a Solid Timber home is finished it is effectively “carbon negative”. This means that it is a better choice for the planet than imported timber which has used up extraordinary amounts of fossil fuels being transported here from overseas. By choosing a Fraemohs timber home you are actually doing your bit to help reduce climate change. Learn more about building sustainably with New Zealand timber on our Eco Homes page.