Timber Ceilings: Why Choose It?


For many years, timber has been used for construction. It is the most common building material (second only to stone) and has been used in almost every structure. It has a rich history makes it easy to understand why we still use it to build.

Timber Ceilings: The Benefits

Timber ceilings and wood as available building materials offer many advantages. Wood is highly sought-after for its weather resistance, heat and electric conduction (or lack thereof), and its acoustic advantages make it an attractive material for many construction projects.

Timber ceilings offer 4 main benefits, which are:

  • Insulation
  • Low Maintenance
  • Aesthetics
  • Soundproofing & Acoustics

1. Timber Ceiling Panels For Insulation

Timber ceilings are highly sought-after because of their ability to insulate. Natural pockets of air within the wood grain and its cellular structure allow heat (or cold!) to be stored within the wood. Timber is a great material for ceilings. It has insulation properties that are 400 times more than steel and 1,770x better than aluminium.

The Queenslander style is a popular choice for building Australian homes. Timber allows the house to be cool in summer and warm in winter. This helps reduce power bills as well as maintain a comfortable temperature. Timber panels and ceilings are popular in Australia because they can withstand Australian homes’ many conditions.

2. Timber ceilings with low maintenance

A timber ceiling lining will not require any maintenance once it is installed. You might need to treat the timber every five years, depending on what species or grade you choose to use for your ceilings. The timber will last longer if kept clean, but natural colour changes and wear can be good.

The Austratus family is fond of Western Red Cedar. It’s a durable species that can be used in construction, including timber ceilings. You can be sure that timber ceilings will withstand the elements thanks to natural preservatives.

3. Timber Ceilings: Natural Beauty

Timber is, in general, a beautiful material. Timber can be used for construction, cladding, panelling or as a ceiling. The natural colours, grain and atmosphere will always be notified when you enter a room.

Wooden colours can lighten a space in a soothing and warm atmosphere. They can also make the room seem brighter. A timber ceiling or feature wall can transform a space into something larger if done correctly.

4. Timber Ceiling Acoustics & Soundproofing

Austratus timber ceilings offer exceptional soundproofing and acoustic performance. The slatted design is ideal for social spaces such as open-plan offices or public spaces. It allows noise to travel through the space instead of bouncing off walls. Austratus timber ceilings have a Noise Reduction Coefficient of (NRC) up to 0.9.

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