Using timber in construction for its visual appeal — July 4, 2012
There are all sorts of different reasons why you might arrive at the idea of using timber frame construction to get your house built. These may range from practical considerations to aesthetic considerations and it is arguable that the thing which really swings the deal in the end is the fact that timber itself is such an incredibly attractive material to work with and to look at.
Quality timber has a beautiful solid sense of appeal and this visual appeal is transferred to the entire property when you use timber to build a home. Not only does timber have a solid visual effect – it also has a stunning natural effect. It is rare to get the natural and the solid in equal combination and this is something that lifts the appeal of timber to another level.
This also explains why so many developers and self-builders who are drawn by the idea of building using timber frame construction, draft plans for leaving the frame itself exposed in places into their designs. They want to make the most of the fact that they are building with an attractive material.