The advantages of specifying wood
Wood’s natural environmental properties make it the ideal material to use when building green.
It's renewable by nature and sustainable by design.
Wood is one of the world’s most environmentally responsible building materials. CHH Woodproducts uses wood sourced from sustainably managed radiata pine plantations and is available FSC (forestry stewardship council) certified upon request.
Choosing a wooden house frame can offset more than four years of an average household’s CO2 emissions and can have a substantial impact on carbon emissions when compared to other higher energy-intensive building products such as equivalent concrete & steel products
Easy to Use
Wood is easy to work with, fast to install and flexible. Timber provides design flexibility and allows modifications during the construction process. Buildings built using wood are easy to renovate and expand.
Durable and long lasting
Wood doesn’t rust. Wood will usually far exceed the minimum service life of 50 years required to comply with the New Zealand building code. Wood treated with the appropriate level of preservative and properly maintained can last more than a hundred years. At CHH Woodproducts we supply a number of treated products which include H1.2 and H3.1.
Wood can take the heat
Wood retains it's strength and generally will not ignite at temperatures under 250°C. Once it catches fire, wood greater than 90mm thick develops a slow burning protective insulating char layer whilst the inner layer retains its strength and stiffness.Wood provides no shocks or surprises. When fully dry, wood is a natural electrical insulator and will not conduct a current or become live.
Engineered Wood Products
Futurebuild™ LVL (laminated veneer lumber) reduces the effect of naturally occurring defects such as knots found in timber creating lengths with significantly enhanced strength, rigidity and structural uniformity compared to conventional timber, meaning it’s less likely to warp, twist, bow, or shrink