We are planning on upsizing from a unit to a house. Checking online we could see there are several houses with prices within our budget but they apparently are made of timber or some sort of similar material, anyways they are definitely not made of bricks or concrete.
We are not familiar with this type of structure, so hundreds of questions come to our minds. I'm going to list here a few and hope someone here can help us out.
- Are they structurally weaker than concrete/brick houses?
- How concerned should I be with termites?
- In the long term, with maintenance, what sort of problems could we face?
- What types of reports should we get to avoid buying a problematic dwelling?
Thanks, please feel free to add any extra points you find could be relevant and helpful to us.