FAQ - Timber Frame Construction

The information contained in our FAQ below may answer some questions you have about timber frame construction and our company, get in touch for more info.

There are too many factors involved to make a simple general comparison and each project should therefore be evaluated individually. Clients are however guaranteed that Knysna Timber Homes will always provide them with excellent value for money.

There are very many advantages but some of the most important are:

  • Preservation of the environment and low ecological impact
  • Unlimited design scope
  • Speed of erection
  • Cleanliness of building sites
  • The actual building process is a truly joyous client experience.
  • A lasting effect of a well designed and constructed timber building.

All timber components used by Knysna Timber Homes are preservative treated to comply with relevant SABS standards and termite infestation is therefore eliminated.

Knysna Timber Homes has to date no knowledge of excess on the insurance of any of the buildings constructed by them.

All major financial institutions will finance a Knysna Timber Homes Building.

Maintenance of external paint and varnish finishes is generally like plastered brick and mortar buildings. Natural timber exterior wall cladding however requires marginally more maintenance than painted fibre cement cladding which compares favorably with plastered brick walls.

As well as any other well-constructed building and in some cases outlast conventional brick and mortar buildings.

Timber Buildings are more suitable for unstable soil conditions. Knysna Timber Homes buildings are lighter with foundations and wall construction systems specifically designed to cope with some form of movement in their structures.

The same principles apply for a timber structure as for any other building method regarding mortgage and insurance applications.