Wooden villa floors will not be insulated unless this was retrofitted, and T&G timber flooring may be affected by borer.

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


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


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.