11/7/2019 Timber can be easily shaped and modified. Remaining waste can be recycled. Timber generates very few pollutants compared to other building products. Timber can be easily connected using nails screws dowels bolts and connectors. Also under controlled conditions of temperature and humidity adhesives may be used to connect the timber element.
But a few disadvantages as well… DISADVANTAGES OF TIMBER. Shrinking and swelling: Timber has a natural ability to absorb water which is also known as Hygroscopy; fire resistance: If timber has not passed a special treatment which ensure a …
Wood-Destroying Pests. One of the greatest disadvantages of wood is that a variety of pests are attracted to-- and can destroy-- wood. Termites carpenter bees carpenter ants powderpost beetles and wood-devouring fungi are all common wood-destroying pests.
3/29/2016 Unlike steel and other highly used building materials timber does not corrode in salt air or heavy industrial environments. Disadvantages: As timber is natural and cellular it moves with changes in climatic conditions. Timber shrinks swells twists cracks and bends over time and different climatic conditions.