One of the key points of difference about Fraemohs Homes is that we feature timber in our homes. Our Solid Timber homes (which includes homes from our transportable range) have walls made out of solid wood, while our Timbermode homes (which include designs from both our Alpine and Fraemohs First ranges too) have conventional timber framing and can have timber match lining as a feature interior lining. All of our homes – regardless of range, building material and style – are available as kitset homes.
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.
Timber is a sustainable, natural, renewable resource. It has an elegance and warmth that makes a home attractive to live in.
As well as adding a classic, homely feel to a house, timber has a lot of amazing properties that make it a fantastic choice as a building material.
One of the many reasons why wood has been used throughout the ages as a construction material is because of its durability and safety. Anyone who has lived through the Canterbury or Kaikoura earthquakes will know that many of the structures which performed best during the earthquakes were made of timber.
Our Timbermode homes use conventional timber studs during the timber frame construction. Often with timber cladding which is classed as a light weight cladding. This reduces the overall structural weight and stress on a building, which is important when you are building in an earthquake-zone.
Often with timber cladding which is classed as a light weight cladding. This reduces the overall structural weight and stress on a building, which is important when you are building in an earthquake-zone.