Australian timber is a versatile and attractive material. It is not just reserved for use in commercial spaces.


Here are the top 10 benefits of using sustainable timber in your home.

1. Biophilic design

Timber lining boards are ideal for achieving the desired look and benefits of a biophilic design. Humans crave connection with and access to nature in their daily lives. Bringing biophilic elements into the home is an efficient way to maintain that connection whilst indoors.

2. Mental health and wellbeing

Elements of nature boost people's health and wellbeing. Our Porta mouldings and timber architraves are versatile enough to be incorporated into any home design. Mix and match them with plants and other biophilic designs to realise the health benefits.

3. Natural insulation

Porta timber is a natural insulator for two reasons. First, timber’s cellular structure includes air pockets. Additionally, timber is hygroscopic, meaning it can exchange moisture with the surrounding air to protect against humidity and temperature fluctuations. These two characteristics make it a lightweight and attractive solution for protecting your home from the elements.

4. Softens harsher materials

When used with other building materials such as concrete, stone, and metal, timber can help soften the look of your home’s interior and exterior. Porta Cumaru hardwood decking meets construction codes and sustainability demands whilst blending well with other construction materials externally.

5. Creativity

Get your creative juices flowing with some timber dowels, wall moulds, and skirting. Not only are these Porta timber products functional, but they also allow for adding innovative architectural design features to your home. From contemporary to classic and everything in between, there is no design too bold or basic for timber.

6. Durability

Our timber panelling, architraves, wall moulds, and skirting are extremely durable. They are long-lasting and age well.

7. Sustainability

Timber moulding and other Australian timber products from Porta are an excellent way to promote sustainability as they are the trusted expert for sustainable innovative timber solutions. Porta have also been involved with nonprofit organisation Planet Ark, and their “Make It Wood” campaign to encourage homebuilders to use responsibly sourced wood to combat climate change.

8. Strong and safe

Porta timber products are strong and safe and are rated to meet the National Construction Code for Australia, ensuring your home is protected.

9. DIY-friendly

Transforming any room with Porta timber is easy, as our products are very DIY-friendly. One of our most popular DIY projects involves creating a headboard with Porta half dowel rounds. This is just one of many creative ways you can incorporate timber into any room of your home.

10. Consistency

When remodelling an older home, timber can be used to help reference the era it was built. The Mount Erica Hotel project is a perfect example of how to maintain the consistency of your whilst updating.

There is no downside to using Porta moulding and other timber products throughout your home. Need help selecting the best option for your project? Enquire with our knowledgeable team members who are happy to help you find the perfect solution.

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