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Hi Jeremy,

Just thought I would send you some photos of the finished curved floor/wall that you supplied the timber for.

 

Looks great and everyone commentson it.

Thanks for your help with the timber selection.

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4 Reasons to use Timber Architecture in the Home

26 May. 2016

Timber is not just beautiful to look at. Embracing wood-based designs has a significant number of advantages aside from the obvious aesthetically pleasing finished article. It is a wonderful material capable of saving you money on your energy bills, helping the environment, reducing construction time and much more. In this article I will examine a number of advantages of utilising timber architecture in the home.

1 - Energy Saving
Non-combustible and inorganic building materials, such as steel, expand when heated and could lead to the weakening and even collapse of the structure over the course of time. When wood gets heated (below a combustible temperature obviously), it dries and gets even stronger.

Other materials conduct heat far quicker than wood. For instance, glass conducts heat more than 20 times faster; steel over 1,600 times faster and aluminium over 7,000 times faster. Wood's low rate of heat conduction means less energy escapes from the home so you end up spending less money on your heating bill.

2 - Quick Construction
It is possible to construct a building made from timber much faster than in concrete, stone or brick. This of course has the added bonus of reducing the cost of labour. A wooden-framed home can also be altered relatively quickly and easily during and after the construction process.

3 - It is a Green Material
Everyone should be aiming to reduce their carbon footprint and structures made from timber are renewable, sustainable and eco-friendly. Wood is actually the only carbon neutral material regularly used in construction and timber buildings absorb and store carbon dioxide.

4 - Versatility
There are thousands of different wood types to choose from which means it is certain you'll find something to suit your tastes. If you look through any architectural publication it will become clear that the most mesmerising designs are centred on wood.
Timber can be painted in dozens of colours, waxed, varnished, cut, carved, glued and nailed. As a result you can make a seemingly limitless number of designs from one type of wood let alone the myriad of timbers on offer.

Even though engineering has evolved beyond recognition in the last few decades, wood is still widely used today because of its durability, safety and versatility. If a wooden building's foundations change slightly, the material can flex and move with the change instead of cracking. This is a quality other building materials are lacking. Ultimately, whether you want beautiful flooring, handrails or roof battens, timber is the material that won't let you down.

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