There’s plenty of aesthetic-based benefits when it comes to using timber in your home. It’s natural and authentic looking state gives it an appeal that’s hard to replicate elsewhere. It can easily emphasise elements of character either through interior or exterior, whilst utilising many practical positives: sustainability, insulation and durability to name a few.
Something you might not be familiar with though, is the extent to which the magnificent material can benefit your health.
It may sound nonsensical, but the science is there to prove it. There’s so much fascinating evidence to prove that timber benefits the body and brain that we found it too interesting not to share. Here’s just some of the ways in which wood can change your health for good:
Lowers heart rate and stress responses: A ‘house, health and humanity’ study from Planet Ark found that when students worked in classrooms featuring more wooden decor, their heart rates and stress responses dropped significantly in contrast to rooms featuring more plastic and metal materials.
The same report also found that elderly residents in care homes were more likely to have stress levels lowered and interaction levels increased when in a wood-based facility. With the amount of interesting conclusions drawn from the study, we can’t help but wonder what’s holding us back from renovating public facilities for the better.
Allows for natural light: Increased outdoor light sources are a great way to maximise health benefits and boost welfare. Solutions such as timber cladding offer a beneficial alternative in construction, allowing for more window space. The small change provides big differences- creating a generally calming atmosphere and offering all the goodness that you can find in sunlight.
Indoor air quality: Thanks to its incredible natural properties of timber, the material is able to moderate humidity levels. It’s classed as hygroscopic, which means it can absorb moisture during humid periods and release moisture during dry periods- essentially acting as the Earth’s own humidifier.
It’s positive impact doesn’t stop there though, because there’s endless environmental benefits in timber manufacture/construction too. When it comes to new builds, you’re able to dramatically decrease carbon footprint, aiding not just yourself, but the entire population. We’ve always taken pride in our eco-friendly approach, taking careful consideration throughout our entire process, from production methods to deliveries and office policies.
If you’re looking to renovate your mind and body as well as your home, there’s no material quite as perfect for you as this one. Even as a company that have worked with the product for so many years, it continues to surprise us even now.
If you’re intrigued to know more about the benefits of timber or how you can integrate this marvelous material into your property, speak to us today.