Sustainability

Thermal Mass Homes for Sustainability

Lockwood build sustainable, houses throughout NZ. Wood is the earth’s most renewable raw material so building with it is vital in the fight against climate change. The more solid wood we use, the more carbon that is stored. The more trees that are grown, the more oxygen is released into the atmosphere, and the better off our entire world will be. 

HOW DO LOCKWOOD HOMES HELP IN NZ?

Lockwood homes are built from radiata pine which is a sustainably sourced solid wood and is a natural, renewable, biodegradable product. Lockwood homes are durable, strong, ventilated, warm and dry – so they create healthy living environments for you and your family. 

ENERGY EFFICIENT

Solid wood has high insulation and thermal mass, meaning less energy is needed to heat, cool and ventilate a solid wood building. The greater thermal mass of a solid wood home makes it energy efficient – which for you, means lower power bills. 

ORGANIC AIR-CONDITIONER

A solid wood building is “alive” and will actively help to maintain your comfort level by working with the surrounding environment to achieve a natural balance – giving you a stable, comfortable home 

HEALTHY BUILDING MATERIAL

Wood acts as a passive dehumidifier in bedrooms at night and as a humidifier in living areas during the daytime – improving your comfort and health. It absorbs toxic vapours and sound – making wood the world’s No. 1 healthy building material. 

ELASTICITY OF WOOD

Because of their elasticity and energy absorption, solid wood homes move slightly in events such as earthquakes, then return to their original position when the shaking stops – helping to keep you safe and reducing the risk of damage to your home. 

CARING FOR OUR COUNTRY

Forestry employs many New Zealanders – so a home built using local materials is good for us individually, and for our economy.

SUSTAINABLE, BIODEGRADABLE, RENEWABLE THERMAL HOUSES 

Solid wood is proven to tick all these boxes – so you can sleep comfortably knowing your Lockwood home works with, not against nature!