Most clients opt for the T & B Log Home systems because they like the natural look, the warmth, texture and feel of solid timber. At T & B we have found that solid log homes appeal to almost all people in all cultures.
Other good reasons for considering a T & B home are
- The speed of erection
The HEAVY SOLID LOG system eliminates the need for conventional foundations and on average cuts erection times by half. (The external walls of a typical three bedroom home can in most territories be erected in four days and the total home can be complete within six to eight weeks, roughly 40% of the time taken for a conventional home.)
The erection time savings result in lower costs in the final bill and make our homes competitive in almost all markets.
- Clean sites, difficult sites.
As T & B Log Homes are supported on a framework of vertical poles, the construction process uses very little concrete and leaves the site cleaner and less disrupted than other building sites. The T & B system is therefore ideal for ecologically sensitive areas like game reserves, eco estates, fishing lodges and golf courses.
The T & B system is also ideal for difficult sites – those on lake edges, in swamps, on exceptionally steep slopes or in clay and sand. On such challenging slopes it is common to find, again, that the cost of a T & B home on a “difficult” site is significantly less than that of conventionally built homes.
- Fungal and fire resistance
All T & B timber is treated with TBTO or other appropriate timber preservatives against termites and decay and anti-fungal substances. Provided the recommended treatment is continued regularly the home will last in perpetuity. Furthermore, the HEAVY SOLID LOG SYSTEM has a similar fire rating to brick and mortar.
T & B log walls have an SABS fire rating equal to that of a 200mm brick cavity wall.