THK Construction specialises in the following: Timber Frame Construction, Timber or Nutec Cladding, Conventional Brick & Mortar Construction, Hybrid Homes (Mix design between Conventional and Timber Frame Construction), Additions and Alterations.
With our Timber Frame Construction, we are using a wide range of MATERIALS that satisfy the needs of holiday and residential market sectors.
– Nutec Fibre Cement (a mixture of cellulose fibre, cement, silica and water);
– SA Pine CCA Treated Wood (Natural Resource)
THK Construction can also do Project Management an any size Timber Frame and Conventional Construction Project.
Timber framing is the most common form of construction in many countries around the world and is rapidly gaining popularity in South Africa, this is due to it being lightweight and strong, very durable, suited to all climatic conditions, totally environmentally-friendly, extremely thermally efficient and all structural timber in South Africa is harvested from sustainably managed local forests. More and more architects and designers are turning to Timber Buildings and this is evident by the huge number of spectacular structures one can see all over South Africa.
Timber Buildings are carbon sinks. Trees absorb and store carbon dioxide while they grow. The carbon dioxide is thus stored in the sawn timber for the life span of the building.
Timber Buildings require much lower processing energy. Carbon dioxide emissions from the processing and manufacture of construction materials other than timber (brick, aluminium, steel and concrete), can be as much as 80% or higher. It follows then that if greater use is made of wood in buildings, the low fossil fuel requirement for manufacturing sawn timber compared with other materials is far more substantial in the long term than the carbon stored in the wood building products.
Timber Buildings are environmentally friendly and therefore ideally suited to mountain-side plots, and eco-sensitive areas – resulting in extraordinarily little disturbance to the existing vegetation as well as minimizing site excavation and costly access with heavier materials.
Timber Buildings pose no greater risk of fire than any other form of construction. Many of the materials used in the construction have fire ratings of up to 2 hours and vastly improve the building’s fire resistance.
Timber Buildings are extremely energy efficient. The hollow wall cavities, ceilings and even sub floor spaces are heavily insulated resulting in decreased fossil fuel heating needs (lower electricity bills!)
Timber Buildings are warm in winter and cool in summer. Thermal efficiency is as much as 6 to 8 times greater than that of masonry construction.
Timber Buildings are well suited to unstable soil conditions such as clay or dune sand.
Timber Buildings can be erected and completed in a third of the time it takes to build the same structure in brick and mortar.
Timber Buildings are far easier, cleaner and faster to alter and extend – also a factor when considering the convenience of the area in which the existing building is situated.
Timber Buildings provide an endless choice of finishes from interior linings to exterior cladding.
Timber Buildings are light weight but strong and durable. Inaccessible plots pose few problems for timber buildings.