Many building projects in the USA and Northern Europe use treated pine lumber for their main building material. This is because it is one of the most cost-efficient and plentiful materials for framing. Treated pine has been pressurised and in this process the pine is treated with a variety of chemicals to make the lumber more hard wearing. Specifically, the chemicals work to make it resistant to termites, water and rotting. Today, there is no need to worry about the affect these chemicals can have on your family or the environment as treated lumber uses preservatives with no harmful effects on the soil or environment. We import our pine from an well known supplier in the USA and can therefore guarantee that our lumber was treated professionally and according to US standards. This can not be said for most of the local produced “treated” pine.

The house gets built with standard 2/4 and 2/6 framing members which get then covered with either treated Plywood or Concrete boards like Plystone or Duararock. This gives a rigid and lightweight structure which can be used on sloping hillsides and difficult locations.

The walls can be finished similar to concrete structures with paint, wood or cement siding, stones or stucco.

Advantages

  • The most cost effective method of building a house in Costa Rica
  • Fast and efficient
  • Earthquake resistant
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Natural renewable source
  • No corrosion like galvanized steel framing used in Costa Rica