Naturally modern wood homes
Wood is beautiful and warm and nature's building material that can be used indoors and outdoors. Sustainably sourced hardwoods can be expensive, but last generations when maintained properly.
Hudson Woods is a development set amidst forests and meadows with sweeping mountain views. The homes are designed to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Designed by Lang Architecture, these homes are built using local timbers and incorporate a variety of timber species - both inside and out.
While timber homes are few and far between here in South Africa, the interior features of these properties can be incorporated into any conventionally built structure to add texture and warmth and showcase the natural beauty of wood. We also have access to a wide variety of local and exotic hardwoods that are harvested within sustainable guidelines.
Wooden window and door frames are popular choices for today's modern homes because they not only look good, but are durable and long lasting when properly maintained.
Here on Home-Dzine we always recommend the www.Woodoc.com range of products for all interior and exterior wood. Woodoc offers a variety of sealers in matt, satin and gloss for all types of timber and wood finishes. But wood is a beautiful addition for any home and we put together a collection of ideas for using wood to add a natural touch to a modern home.
Wood ceiling and wall cladding is gaining popularity as home owners, existing and new, consider the alternative of using reclaimed wood or wood planks to add detailing to home interiors. A natural insulation, reclaimed floor planks or tongue and groove doesn't have to look cheap and tacky.
Stay away from glossy varnish as a finish and opt instead for a more natural matt or satin finish. Both offer the same level of protection, nourish wood and allow for an easy-to-clean home environment.
At Hudson Woods timber is not only used to construct the homes, the interiors are kitted out with timber features, fittings and furniture. The living room and open-plan kitchen are clad floor to ceiling with planks of locally harvested timbers.
Interior walls and doors are framed and finished with rough sawn wood planks. Timber is a natural insulating material that offers home owners to control interior conditions, including soundproofing.
You will find a reasonably comprehensive list of timber suppliers here on Home-Dzine and there are numerous suppliers for reclaimed timber on the Internet from suppliers such as Gumtree.