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Allianz - Green Building Council Australia

Timber Framing

When building or renovating your home, thermal bridging can be reduced in the framing structure by using timber or installing thermal break strips to steel framing.

Thermal bridging usually happens where there are gaps in insulation or through steel framing, including window frames. This can lead to interstitial condensation (a type of condensation that may occur within an enclosed wall, roof or floor cavity structure, which can create dampening), mould and mildew. To reduce this risk in the framing structure, build with sustainably sourced timber.

If you’re using steel framing, make sure to include thermal break strips, which are designed to reduce the heat loss on metal roofs and wall applications. Without these, your home could be prone to condensation inside the walls, ceilings, and floors, which can lead to internal rot and decay and be harmful to you and your family’s health.

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