8 Challenges Group Housing Builders face using Timber Door Frames

Group housing builders have heavy checklists to complete and no time to relax when they are working on a project. This makes us understand that if the right product takes an entry beforehand into the planners then a group housing builder can focus better and easier!

It’s been 8 years since Ecoste has been serving the nation’s best builders who have trusted us for our WPC solutions. We have helped them to make their spaces eco-friendly, water and termite-proof that has given them the added advantage of working better, cheaper, and faster by 3x.

To help all the group housing builders to reach a better road, we bring to you track-notes that will cover the 8 challenges that become a pitfall for group housing builders while using timber door frames that end up forcing them to look out for its substitutes!

Standardization in the Quality

This the first major challenge for a group housing builder when using timber. As timber is a natural building material that damages super soon due to its attributes. Most builders are troubled when they use timber door frames that even at the time of fixing cause sweat to their pockets.

Non Engineered product:

Being not a non engineered product is a second point that clears the air for a builder because its density is low as compared to other available substitute materials like WPC etc.., even in the same lot of timber door frames, the density differs and a builder tends to pay for it!

Bending, Cracking, and Warpage

Most of the group housing builders are stuck in a time when they meet the cracking, warping, and deforming problem after installing timber door frames to their spaces. One can definitely not escape this situation because if it happens it costs a lot to build a reputation of a group-housing builder in their projects and even in their future projects! So, no no!..

Water Absorption

let’s not forget plastering, the hurdle that doesn’t go away easily. Before installing timber to spaces plastering happens that takes place with water curing. Timber being a nature’s project, it absorbs a lot of moisture during this process, and that ultimately affects the life span of timber door frames. One cannot avoid either water curing or installing timber as it is!


This is a challenge that seems unaffordable to many group housing builders. This is because at the time of testing when manufacturing and assembling are done there are times when many defective timber door frames get wasted and later are burnt. The worst part of wastage is that it happens every time! This sometimes even shakes the budget of a builder and results in no satisfaction to them.

Paint & Surface Treatment

Surface treatment is an important part of timber if it is not pre-laminated. But how much time and money will be invested in that process and will the deadlines be met becomes a question for many group housing builders.

Expansion & Contraction

As we know, there is a bit of moisture content residing in the timber door frames that are 8 – 12% depending on the quality of the timber being used, so the corners or the joints of the door frames loosen up and open up after some time. Also for this problem, a builder has to plan the renovation costs that become a forever liability on them.

Delayed Deliveries

Timber door frames require seasoning, riveting and careful manufacturing that often take too long to end up. Delay of deliveries is a commoner for group housing builders that adds up to their stress levels of providing a good finish to their timber door frames that results in hand hassled activities.

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