Timber frame houses
BENEFITS OF TIMBER FRAME HOUSES
Energy efficiency offers a profitable long-term return throughout the life cycle of a building while caring for climate and resources. The heating cost of a timber frame house that has been constructed properly can be approximately 1/3 times less than the heating of a concrete or brick house.
Under the climate conditions of Latvia it would be necessary to build a wall more than 50 cm thick, so that it would be similar in terms of heat retention to a 20 cm-thick wall of a timber frame residential housing.
Heat energy savings that are even more impressive can be achieved in passive buildings – about 90% less heat than typical concrete buildings.