SA PINE SABS – CCA TREATED Pine SABS refers to timber that is graded according to specific requirements regarding size dimensions and quality. This timber can be used for interior and exterior applications relevant to the building, construction, timber and manufacturing industries. CCA Treated wood refers to treated wood falling within the H2 & H3 Hazard Classes. Ideal for exterior use for example decking boards, balustrades and stairs. Must be protected with penetrative sealants to provide water repellent and UV protection.
SHUTTER PLY PINE Shutter ply is pine plywood where the grade of the face veneer is of secondary importance to its application. Generally a C/C grade face is used with the panel bonded together with exterior (PF) resin. Shutter ply is often coated with a resin to assist in the prevention of water absorption .
VERMONT PLANK CLADDING Vermont building plank- provides a unique solution for external and internal cladding. Usually installed in a ship lapped pattern, it is available in a plain and textured finish that gives the realistic look and feel of timber. Application possibilities ranges from small to big ,new or old buildings and is ideally suited for upgrading facades or adding a striking look to new developments. They are great to use on add-on construction in the form of extra rooms or loft rooms..
FIBER CEMENT CLADDING Fiber cement flat sheets are economical, multi-purpose building boards that can be used for exterior and interior applications. These boards are great for plastering to match up with existing buildings . Fiber cement high-density and medium density flat sheets provide considerable scope for design flexibility and creative expression. Used as a flat vertical surface, flat sheets are produced in a smooth or textured finish. The flat sheets are supplied in a neutral color that can accept a wide variety of coatings and paints to suit the palette of any application.
HALF LOG CLADDING Half log cladding – This cladding is SA Pine CCA treated or untreated timber that is cut in half round, called half log cladding (22mm ,32mm or 50mm). This type of cladding gives you a natural bushy and rustic feel. Perfect for locations in the bush veld, game farms and next to river sites .
BRICK CLADDING Brick cladding are available in various realistic brick styles, crafted and colored to match brick exactly so you can have the fast and effective way of timber frame building matching your existing brick and mortar house. Minor variations in the finished product lend authenticity to the finished appearance, making it impossible to distinguish from brick walls.
DOORS & WINDOWS Doors and windows are often referred to as the eyes of the home, giving a clear vision of the life inside. In South Africa, we tend to keep the material that we use for windows and doors similar, as they compliment each other and give a feeling of harmony.
TIMBER FRAME HOMES Xstreme Timber Homes provides Turn-Key Development, building solutions, by taking your project through the architectural and planning stages to its efficient build and completion. Our highly efficient building team will look after every stage of your project from conception, to ground works, to the beautiful finishing touches .Timber frame houses are eco-friendly and trusted by the environment. In most cases, timber frame houses are less expensive than brick and mortar and future additions are easily added .
LOFT ROOMS A loft can be created in between the spaces of your existing roof, this is a great way to use your roofs space to its full potential . This way you will have no more wasted space and a new room that can be used for any purpose, walls can also be added (Full scale conversions), this is more cost effective and you get much more space, these spaces are considered as a double dwelling. What's more, it can add considerably to the value of your property.
If you simply wish to use your loft for storage then there shouldn’t be any issues. But, for larger loft conversions, it is necessary to assess the potential in your roof space before making plans. The advice of a builder or architect will be needed.
DECKING Decking provides a comfortable, clean, level environment on which you can entertain guests or kick back and relax. A timber deck adds a natural feel to your home and finishes it up. Decking allows you to create a space where previously there was none, building over a sloping site or adding a new balcony can create more space instantly. SOFTWOODS DECKS The substructure of Softwoods decks is usually CCA treated pine. We find that CCA treated pine provides little to no movement, is resistant to rot and insect attack, and is also the most economical option. Bearers are bolted to posts, and joists are secured to bearers using a range of bolts ,nuts and screws. All of these measures have been developed over the years to ensure that a deck is built to last. TYPES OF DECKING The primary variable aside from size and shape of decks is the type of decking that you use. Decking comes in many different species, offering variable strength, size and flexibility, as well as color, grain and density. With these variables come different prices and performance. Softwoods provide a large range of decking options to ensure that we can provide you with what you want in a deck at a price that suits you. MERBAU It is a deep red brown color, and is subject to some initial tannin bleed when first unpacked. KAPUR A durability class of 3 and a color of WPR, which is usually a light reddish brown color which is a little pale. Kapur is a great value decking board that performs well and has a great grain and color. IRONBARK Varies in color with a rating of WRB and usually have the appearance of light grey, red or a dark brown. SPOTTED GUM Spotted Gum boards are brown, and can range from a light to dark color, with a distinctive wavy pattern in the grain of the timber. TALLOW WOOD Tallow wood is generally a light colored yellow brown. BLACKBUTT A durability class of 2 and is a blonde or pale colored hardwood. JARRAH It is usually a vibrantly colored red/brown decking board and makes for a very nice looking deck. RIVER RED Has a great range of deep to light red and brown shades and provide great contrast and variability in a deck.
Carports A carport offers a great cost effective solution for a car shelter, and also offers the greatest options for entertainment areas and unique features. Carports are cooler in summer than a steel garage, used as a shading area, but not enclosing it. Carports can later be enclosed and used as storage or living spaces, please note plans will be needed both options .
Electrical/ Electrician We offer an electrical contractor that works very closely with us during the project and can assist in all the following categories • Electrical Compliance Testing and Certification. • Maintenance & construction • Wiring & rewiring • Generators & inverters • Security lighting • Fault finding & repairs • Lightning repairs • Power failures • Earth leakages • Pool motors • Gate motors • Burst geysers • Stoves • Faulty plugs • Faulty lights • Wiring & low voltage lights • Security & floodlights • Swimming pool, borehole and sump pumps repairs
Plumbing Services We have a qualified plumbing service that we offer to our clients in need of these services, plumbing quotes are done separately. • Replacement of Burst Geysers and Valves to SABS Specifications • Maintenance and repairs • Construction • Renovating bathrooms and kitchens • New installations • Blocked drains (indoors/outdoors) • Mains supply of water to properties • Sewerage • Installation of water piping in buildings. • Installation of sanitary ware. • Maintenance plumbing for homeowners. • Burst pipes • Leak Detection • Replacing gutters and flashings
Architects & Building Plans We offer the service of registered architects and draughtsman When approaching your dreams and desires, these specialists are an essential part of your project, they have a lot of great ideas and suggestions that can only be beneficial . All building plans have to be submitted to the relevant local authority for approval.
The National Building Regulations & Building Standards Act (No.103 of 1977) stipulates that no person may erect, alter, add to, or convert any building without the prior approval of the Local Authority.
Building plans drawn up by a reputable architect or draughtsman will be an integral part of the building process.
About Xstreme Timbers
Xstreme Timber Homes have been experts in building sound timber structures for more than a few years now , we pride ourselves in high quality work and finishes . We have build a selection of timber frame houses as well as a few custom designs that will leave you breathless.
Building your dream home can be the most exciting experience ,and knowing the best in the industry is hard at work making your dream a reality, will put your mind at ease. Xstreme Timber Homes will make sure your project is a success from the start to the final result.
Timber framing is a beautiful and efficient building system ,it begins with the careful selection of timber and claddings, and are joined together to create something extraordinary. Xstreme Timber Homes has an excellent eye for design ,we know from experience, that each client is looking for something special and unique that will make their new creation feel like home.
Each timber frame house we create is as unique as the family who will live within. That's why we suggest timber frame , timber frame is the most versatile building product on the market, and expectations are always exceeded .Where ever there is an idea, Xstreme Timber Homes has a solution. If you would like to build a Timber frame house and are interested in learning more about us ,feel free to browse our photo gallery and view some of the timber homes we've built in the past. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office and learn more about the process, or give us a description of your ideas, and we will come out to give you a competitive quote that will meet your needs.