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benefits of timber sub-floors

Lightweight design using suspended timber floors makes good building sense with real benefits to home owners, builders and the environment:

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a light footprint which is easy on the environment (essential for sloping sites – by far the best construction method – minimising destructive earthworks and costs of expensive retaining walls and stormwater systems)

 
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the perfect choice when building in potentially low lying, flood prone areas – ensures that the occupants and their belongings are high and dry

 
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easy to construct and adjust on site

 
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easy on the home owners' feet and legs (concrete slabs are hard on legs and cold underfoot)

 
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allows the most efficient placement of heating systems – ducted through the floor (as we all know, heat rises!), and most importantly

 
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the most environmentally friendly building material – grown using solar energy and absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) while emitting oxygen.

utilising sub-floor space

utilising sub-floor space

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ducted heating under

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storage, play areas

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bladder tanks for rainwater

healthy house and pest control

A CSIRO study in 2000 found that houses with concrete floors are just as likely to be attacked by termites as those with wooden floors. Similarly, termites are found as often in double brick and steel-framed houses as in those with timber frames.

Building off the ground means at least one can get underneath and inspect for evidence of termites trying to enter.