The Benefits of using Oak for House Construction
Posted on February 28, 2013 by
The construction of oak houses is becoming an increasingly popular method of building; and for good reason. We all know the story of the three little pigs and how the wolf huffed and puffed and blew the little pig’s wooden house down. But what if the little pig had chosen to have his house built by Vintage Oak Buildings? Here are our top reasons for creating your new project with oak and to avoid being eaten by a wolf.
Oak framing and building is one of the most inexpensive ways to build a home, because it can be easily adjusted and modified. Extensions and conversions in concrete homes and a lot more difficult to make, and for that reason, are much more expensive.
Due to the flexibility of wood, oak built homes have stood the test of time. As buildings settle and move, the house shifts slowly with the earth’s movements rather than against it. The building is therefore able to maintain its structural capacity. Over a long period of time, oak begins to solidify and fossilise too, which means that there won’t be much wear and tear, and your house won’t be blown down.
Oak built homes have many thermal-protection options and are designed to make them efficient and maintain warmth in the home. Natural materials such as oak are naturally good insulators as they have a high specific heat capacity. This means that it generally takes a high amount of heat to become hot, and therefore transmit warmth outside of the home.
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