We provide custom built doors and windows to the Perth area. We create our doors and windows out of timber because we love working with it and believe it is a superior product when compared to any other building material. We have often pointed out the benefits of timber to our customers and blog readers, but we would like you to see what another source has to say. Here is what the Tasmanian Government says about timber as a construction material.
Timber is a natural material that doesn’t require any manufacturing. It doesn’t leak toxic vapours into buildings. It isn’t toxic. Because it is natural, it is 100% recyclable or biodegradable.
Timber is a sustainable building material. There is plenty of it around and it has been growing for thousands of years. As long as responsible foresting is observed, timber is easily sustainable.
Less Embodied Energy
Embodied energy is a measurement of how much energy goes into producing a building material. Since timber is already present in nature, the only energy used is that required to cut the trees, transport the timber and shape it into boards. The embodied energy in timber is the lowest of known building materials.
Instead of leaving a carbon footprint, timber actually stores carbon because it is made of carbon. If the carbon wasn’t stored, it would be in the environment adding to the greenhouse effect. The carbon is stored for as long as the timber remains timber.
Timber is a natural insulator: possibly the best of all building materials. When used in doors, windows or floors, it can reduce the amount of energy it takes to heat or cool a building.
There is a lot of timber in Australia. There are never shortages of timber. That keeps prices and supply constant.
Call the Fremantle Door & Window Company to learn more: 1300 308 323.