When you begin to plan a home extension, one of the first things you will look at is the wall trusses. There are several materials you can use for wall frames. One of the most common is timber. If you are considering a timber wall frame option for the extension, there are a few other options you should consider as well. These add-ons will help increase the durability and usefulness of your wall frames. Here are those add-on considerations and what to know about each one.
Structural Insulated Panels
One of the key things to look for in a timber wall frame, especially for cold weather areas, is structural insulated panels. These panels are also referred to as SIPs. The benefit of this type of timber frame is its great energy efficiency. These timber frames allow you to have the same insulation that regular fiberglass offers, and in some cases even better insulation. The frames are also stronger than most frames that do not contain this insulation panel. You can reduce the chances of damage to the insulation as well by using the structural panels within the timber frames.
When you start looking at the different forms of timber frames, remember that some may be more environmentally friendly than others. For example, reclaimed timber can offer several benefits to your timber wall frames. Reclaimed timber has been weathered and strengthened through time and can be more durable than some of the newer composite timber woods on the market. The reclaimed wood also means you are using wood that is readily available rather than timber that needs to be harvested. This can reduce the carbon footprint and still give you the durability you need in your wall frames.
When you go with timber wall frames for your home extensions, you will find that you have more design options. The use of timber offers you more flexibility in your design options. You can also order specific designs that may show some of the exposed wall frames to add to the design of the room and overall decor of the extension.
If you believe that timber wall frames would be an ideal option for your home extension, contact your local timber contractor. They can help you with sizing, prefabricated options, delivery and installation. They can also help you with questions you have about the timber and what timber may be ideal for your location and weather conditions.
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