What are Wooden Houses?
Built or assembled directly on the plot, using trunks that give it a characteristic final appearance. An advantage of this system is that the thickness of the wood acts as a wonderful interior humidity and temperature regulator.
Wooden Houses Prices In South Africa
As a very quick general guideline, between R 12 000.00 and R 15 000.00 per m² for a complete home or as per the examples below; A 160m² 3 bedroom home will cost +- R 1 920 000.00 to build. A 200m² 4 bedroom home will cost +- R 2 400 000.00 to build.
Are there wooden houses in South Africa?
Characteristics of wood as a building material
Timber homes were introduced to South Africa around the 1960s, mostly as summer homes, but today a mere 1% of wooden houses have a relatively minuscule share of the local market. However, the last decade seems to have ignited a trend in timber structures on a local level.
How many years do wooden houses last?
The wooden house can serve for 100-150 years with a proper approach to its building. Advanced technologies in wood production allow us to prevent and forget a lot of negative processes: twisting, cracking, decay, and discoloration.
Why don’t we build wooden houses in South Africa?
Wooden houses are only built in areas with hot summers and cold winters because would expand and shrink.
Brick is always the cheapest here in South Africa – wood is more expensive. That is why the majority of houses are built in brick.