July 2014

Welcome to WoodSolutions News.

Have you seen our Events Calendar on the site as yet? If you have an upcoming event that relates to wood and wood products that you think may be of interest to WoodSolutions visitors, please contact us about a listing.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the newsletter, we’d be delighted to hear them.

Kind regards,



Eileen Newbury
Marketing and Communications Manager

New: WoodSolutions Domestic Timber Deck Design Guide


Timber decking is the single most asked about item in timber design and construction, with questions coming from architects, designers, builders, home owners and DIY’ers alike.

This comprehensive 24 page guide covers everything from design and construction details to usage and maintenance – and it’s free.

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New Event Calendar


From seminars to tutorials, conferences to awards and exhibitions, every year WoodSolutions and our broader industry are involved in a fascinating and informative range of events. The new WoodSolutions Event Calendar brings them all together in one location – and it’s easy to share them and add to your calendar too.

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What’s your BAL? New online calculator has the answer.


Now you can simply and quickly calculate the bushfire attack level (BAL) for any site. The WoodSolutions calculator allows you to see the effect of changing variables, such as the distance to vegetation, and quickly compare results.

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Ten Tall Timber Buildings: Free Summary Report


A survey of ten tall wood building projects, including Australia’s Forte, showcases the experiences of four key stakeholder groups.

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Case Study: Kooyong Road Residence - Matt Gibson Architecture + Design


From the street, it’s a traditional double fronted Victorian home. At the rear it’s a striking modern mixture of curves and timber. Moving between them is a journey through time.

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CNC Routing: Endless possibilities


In this interesting and informative blog entry, young Australian architect Nicolas Pratt talks about his experience and observations designing and working with CNC routing.

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Case Study: Hilltop House – Richard Cole Architecture


The compact steel and timber framed house nestles into remnant spotted gum forest high above Sydney’s Pittwater.

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Timber Solutions Software – beta testers wanted


WoodSolutions Timber Solutions software has just undergone a major update. We are looking for beta testers to trial the new software to ensure its functionality and reliability. People who have used previous versions are preferred, as we would like you to run some of your previous calculations through the new application.

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