A warm embrace To provide a safe, inviting, eco-friendly home for their young family, the owners of this rural property chose to build with Lockwood Homes Families looking to build a new home today usually have a much longer wish list than in the past. Along with size and design preferences, there are often decisions to be made over durability, sustainability and safety. All of these things were priorities for the owners of this new Lockwood home, built by Twin Harbour Homes in Albany. Director Paul Brinsden says his clients were wanting to protect their young family from natural disasters. “They are also very health conscious and wanted to build a house made from natural and non-toxic materials,” Brinsden says. “They were impressed by the strength of Lockwood homes and the way the wood is able to naturally moderate humidity levels.” The comfortable living view article online at trendsideas.com/go/39979 environment created within a Lockwood home is due to its natural wood construction. “The joinery in Lockwood homes also helps with climate control,” says Brinsden. “It incorporates a refined pressure equalisation system that allows a natural airflow that provides a condensation-free environment.” Lockwood’s construction system also met with the owners’ requirements for an eco-friendly home. “The solid wood provides significantly more thermal mass than conventional building materials. The wood also takes less energy to produce, and safely stores carbon, rather than releasing it into the atmosphere,” says Brinsden. The design of the home is a modification of the Lockwood Longridge plan.