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

Original details

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

See use of timber for details of timbers commonly used in bungalow construction.

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Common problems and remedies


Bungalow floors should be checked for borer and other damage. Read more.


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

Matching new framing to existing

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