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Acoustics, environmental impact, building in bushfire prone areas and compliance with building codes are just some of the issues architects, designers, engineers and specifiers need to consider.

The following articles provide information and further investigation on some of the more common issues affecting timber structures and their surrounding environments.


Timber performs strongly in the acoustic arena - whether the objective is to enhance sound or reduce sound. Its network of small interlocking wood cells converts sound...

The beauty of wood is that it engages all of our senses. Warm, rich and affecting, its surface has a tactile and sensuous strength, while the range of timber hues and the depth of individual grain...

Choosing timber in design and construction can help tackle climate change in several ways. One of the most...

While timber is indeed a combustible material, in construction it has significant insulating properties and burns in a slow, predictable and measurable way. These factors see timber perform...

Gaining Fire Regulation compliance through the Alternative Solution path

Some recent innovative timber buildings have been completed, even though they have not met the National...

Chain of Custody Forest Certification is a voluntary market based initiative that enables consumers to confidently purchase wood that is harvested from responsibly...

Whether in its natural form, or as an engineered wood product (EWP), there is a timber product to meet the specified requirements of an ever increasing range of applications.

Leading the...

Life cycle analysis (LCA) is a method of measuring the environmental impacts of building products over their whole life. The aim of a life cycle analysis is to identify, quantify and assess the...

Embodied energy describes the energy consumed in providing materials for building construction. It includes the extraction and processing of raw materials, along with manufacturing, transport and...

Timber is strong, lightweight and flexible, making timber construction simple and safer than common alternatives. Choosing timber means there isn't the need to contend with heavy lifting and large...

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