Additional Articles

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.


The Green Star Energy Rating system has accelerated industry focus on sustainable design and development. Using timber can help maximise green star credits.
In the timber industry rarely is there such a thing as a wasted piece of wood. Learn here about some of the more unique and innovative uses of timber waste and offcuts.
Timber’s superior strength qualities provide a versatile building material best utilised for structural applications - from beams, walls and flooring through to formwork and large timber panels.
The Ultimate Renewable™ is an industry campaign to promote the sustainability and environmental advantages of Australian forestry and wood products.
As a naturally insulating material, timber has strong thermal performing properties. Construction design using timber, with a focus on energy efficiency will maximise comfort and minimise non renewable energy use.
Supported by Pnamenet Ark's Make It Wood, a WEP generally requires responsibly sourced wood to be considered, where feasible, as the primary construction material in all new-build and refurbishment projects.

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