The advantages of specifying wood
Wood’s natural environmental properties make it the ideal material to use when building green; it is renewable by nature and sustainable by design.
Architects are drawn to wood for its strength and flexibility, it's warmth and aesthetic appeal.
Wood is a renewable and environmentally sustainable building product. The wood we use comes from sustainably managed radiata pine plantations and is grown specifically for wood product manufacture. Choosing a wooden house frame can offset more than four years of an average household’s CO2 emissions.
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.