Our Planet

 

Thermal Mass Homes for Sustainability

Lockwood build sustainable houses throughout New Zealand. 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.

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

ENERGY EFFICIENT

Solid wood has high insulation and thermal mass. This means 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 – making it better for the environment and lower power bills for you.

ELASTICITY OF WOOD – PROVEN PERFORMANCE IN EARTHQUAKES

Solid wood is strong yet flexible and durable.  Lockwood homes move slightly in events such as earthquakes, then return to their original position when the shaking stops. This ductility in the Lockwood Building System help keep you safe and reduce the risk of damage to your home,  allowing it to weather extreme storms and ride out strong earthquakes.

Click here to read testimonials from Lockwood homeowners on the performance of their homes in a natural disaster or to watch our video on earthquake testing.

ORGANIC AIR-CONDITIONER

A solid wood building is “alive”. Our homes and buildings 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

A solid wood home acts as a dehumidifier in bedrooms at night and as a humidifier in living areas during the daytime. Your comfort and health is improved – making wood the world’s No. 1 healthy building material.

CARING FOR OUR COUNTRY

Forestry employs many New Zealanders. Homes built using local materials is good for us individually, and for our economy.

RENEWABLE BUILDING RESOURCE

Solid wood is the only renewable building resource on our planet! Sleep comfortably knowing your Lockwood home works with nature, for good.

Read more on New Zealand wood here