Floors

Wooden villa floors often lack insulation, and some boards will be affected by borer, splitting or other damage.

Original details

Original villas typically had tongue-and-groove wooden flooring supported on bearers of rimu or another native timber. Read more.

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Common problems and remedies

Damage

During renovation, villa floors should be checked for borer and for splitting or other damage. Read more.

Insulation

Villas will generally benefit from installation of underfloor insulation. Read more.

Matching new framing to existing

New framing timber has different dimensions from existing villa framing. There are several ways to deal with the differences. Read more.