During these uncertain times, you can be sure you have made the right choice by using timber for your housing project. Over 80% of house frames in Australia are built with this sustainable and strong material, and now it's even more important to support this great Australian industry!
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The future for timber framing continues to be strong, despite a devastating bushfire season. With the majority of burnt logs being recovered and processed by domestic sawmills, timber supply will not be an issue. And when it comes time to-rebuild after the bushfires, Timber-framed homes can be built in bushfire-prone areas when constructed in accordance with AS 3959.
Timber framing systems whether prefabricated, built off-site or stick built represent the lowest cost framing solution available.
Timber is a proven and popular framing material that provides comfort and security for hundreds of thousands of Australian homes.
It is a sustainable, renewable product that we are proud to promote and we support our extensive professional national network of timber fabricators.
Timber house frames are responsibly sourced and store carbon for life, absorbed from the atmosphere by a growing tree. When timber for framing is harvested today it’s replanted for tomorrow.
That’s why timber is the ultimate framing material.
Timber is the only building material that helps tackle climate change
As experienced and trusted builders, they use only timber for the wall frames and roof trusses in the homes they build. They use timber because of its versatility, ease of use, stability and environmental benefits.
Market data shows that offsite timber framing design and manufacture for wall frames, roof trusses and floor and ceiling cassettes is increasingly replacing traditional on-site stick construction. The growing demand for pre-fabricated framing is due to the many advantages, including; accuracy, safety, efficiency and speed to construct.
Today, you have the advantages of access to a national network of timber fabricators with experience built over many years of providing the products and services you need, when you need them to.
To find your nearest timber fabricator please follow the link here: www.ftmanews.com/find-a-member/
Our timber industry is thriving and we are excited to be embarking on a new wave of industry collaboration spanning the whole timber supply chain.
This collaboration includes industry participants ranging from sawmillers, preservative suppliers and nail plate manufacturers to industry associations, wholesalers and our channel customers.
Whether local or imported, timber framing is robust and reliable and supported by an extensive network of industry partners.
* Note: a typical Australian home is made up of approximately 12m3 of sawn timber4
Building on the ongoing success of The Ultimate Renewable™, our timber framing campaign provides a positive communications message for the whole sector to share.
It’s all about making timber framing a conscious choice for builders and homeowners, reinforcing the association between what’s holding up the house and what’s best for our future.
The timber industry has collaborated to develop a range of marketing and promotional assets that can be incorporated into your own collateral and communications. The campaign assets include:
We encourage industry members to access these industry assets to help us all reinforce that timber framing is The Ultimate Renewable™.Access Timber Framing