Timber has a lot of competition today. Steel frame manufacturers push the benefits of steel. Aluminium window suppliers speak glowingly about the benefits of their products. Even PVC doors and decking materials are available that “look just like the real thing.” Here are 5 reasons why timber joinery products don’t need to worry too much about the competition:
Say what they may about the wonders of powder coated aluminium doors and windows or the remarkable resemblance to real timber of PVC doors or decking, everybody knows that timber is an aesthetically beautiful natural material that is second to none. True, aluminium and PVC products are sometimes cheaper, but they look even cheaper than they really are. The “bottom line” is that nothing enhances the appearance of a home like natural timber.
2: Environmental Friendliness
Just a quick look at the processes used in smelting aluminium or making PVC is enough to convince anyone that these are not environmentally friendly materials. Timber got a bad rap not because it was environmentally unfriendly, but because of the way it was harvested in the past. Today, managed forests and timber plantations actually help the environment and when timber is milled, the milling process has little or no negative effect on the surrounding environment.
When a tree is cut down, another one can be grown to replace it. When ore is mined or oil pumped from the ground, they cannot be replaced. If we are going to have a sustainable future, then timber will be an important part of that future.
4: Thermal Performance
We live in an energy conscious world today and are looking for ways to reduce energy consumption wherever possible. A number of new technologies exist to reduce energy consumption, but when it comes to thermal efficiency, or a material’s ability to keep heat from entering or escaping a room, timber is still one of the best performers. For more information about the superior insulating qualities of timber windows and doors, read Choosing Windows for Brisbane Winters.
Throughout history and throughout the world, timber craftsmanship has always been highly valued. Today, antique timber creations such as Chippendale chairs or Japanese tansu are highly valued. Even early 20th century timber furniture such as the simple but finely crafted Stickley chairs and tables command high prices. If you’re in doubt, see what you can get for your grandmother’s old plastic laminate topped kitchen table versus what someone will pay for her solid timber dining table. Fads and trends may come and go, but timber never goes out of style.
Allkind Joinery Brisbane understands the value and appeal of building materials other than timber. Their kitchen joinery products, for example, often include engineered stone benchtops. However, they also know that timber is often not only the most appropriate material, but an indispensable building material. Nothing is a suitable replacement for solid timber windows and doors, for instance. Have a look at the photo galleries on their website and try to imagine those beautiful timber doors and windows made from any other material. Add the other reasons why timber joinery products are superior into the equation and you will agree that you can’t put a price tag on quality. Fortunately, the price tag on Allkind Joinery products is an affordable one, so there’s no reason to settle for less than the best.
Please call us toll free on 1800 757 949 with any questions you may have on timber joinery products, our friendly staff are always happy to help with any advice you need.