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TYPES OF HOMES
As a custom builder, Westmade Homes like to believe that as the construction industry advances and places an emphasis on building more environmentally friendly homes, we are at the forefront of producing energy-efficient and environmentally friendly homes, whether they are steel or timber-framed. Additionally, come speak to us if you want to discuss another type of construction method you want to use to build your dream home.
Here are a few definitions to assist you in comprehending some construction-related jargon.
STEEL AND TIMBER FRAMED HOMES
Lightweight framing serves as the skeleton to which interior linings, flooring, roofing, windows, and doors are attached. The most popular type of construction for us at Westmade Homes is lightweight framed construction. Our guidance and the proper engineering certification, framing systems can be altered to fit nearly any design or building method.
To minimise site disruption, lightweight frames are well suited to above-ground construction. Framed homes are especially well adapted to developing adaptable, affordable design solutions for difficult sites with reactive soils
Designed homes with a variety of window and door openings for passive solar heating, natural light and ventilation can be built atop framed structures.
Thermal performance is the clear advantage for timber or steel framing as well as the building speed gives it a competitive edge over conventional brick and mortar construction. High performance sound acoustic batts, which have the inherent ability to deaden sound propagation, can achieve a high level of sound insulation.
Exteriors of lightweight framed dwellings can be anything from the classic weatherboard cottage to the ultra-modern metal-clad or fibre cement home. Framed construction can be used to achieve practically any desired architectural form or finish thanks to the wide variety of non-structural claddings, linings, and finishes that are available
DOUBLE BRICK HOMES
Typically, double-brick homes have concrete floors, windows made of aluminum and walls made of layers of bricks. A gap of air separates the two brick skins that make up a double-brick wall. Because brick has thermal mass, it absorbs heat from the sun and gradually releases it into your house overnight.
Even in the heat of the summer, when the house warms up during the day and cools down at night, this gradual release of heat can provide excellent comfort. Yet, during prolonged hot spells, heat can accumulate in the walls and then radiate into the house for days.
BRICK VENEER HOMES
A popular construction method in which a home's exterior is made of bricks and has a steel or wood frame. In traditional brick veneer construction, the exterior of the structure is covered in a thick mass of bricks. As a result, the exterior becomes durable and low-maintenance. Nonetheless, in this configuration, the bricks have a minimal impact on the building's thermal efficiency.
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