reasons for building with timber may be many and varied, but there are
a few plusses for building on stilts(poles).
- You want your home
quickly (timber construction is much faster than conventional brick
and morter construction).
- You want your house
built from a sustained renewable natural resource.
- You are building
in a sensitive ecosystem and don't want to disturb the natural vegetation.
- You have foundation
problems (moisture, heaving clay.etc) which makes conventional building
systems too expensive, or not ideal.
- You have a ground
slope which makes conventional building (earthworks and retaining walls)
- Your funds are
limited, so you would like to stage-build as and when your budget allows,or
you have the "shell" erected and want to finish yourself.
- Alterations and
extensions are quick and flexible.
- You want to extend
- Blend in with environment.
- You live in a remote
area and wish to limit heavy transport.
insurance companies have realised the potential and quality aspects of
timber frame houses and no penalties are incurred if it is built to SABS