MRTFC (Multi-Residential Timber Framed Construction) is a certified fire and sound rated timber construction system conforming with the requirements of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) for multi-residential buildings.
This section houses resources that contain the design and building practices required to meet the BCA objectives for timber construction including fire and sound. The guides can be used for Deemed to Satisfy solutions or alternative solutions (using the performance provisions) of the BCA. The Deemed to Satisfy approach is generally used as the basis for explanation of the various concepts.
The information provided will enable designers, local authorities, developers and builders to achieve practical and economical solutions for multi-residential timber framed construction. Principles for fire separation and sound insulation are given together with construction recommendations and typical details.
This section contains the following resources:
- Timber-framed Construction for Townhouse Buildings Class 1a - this design guide assists in complying with fire safety and sound insulation performance requirements in the BCA for Class 1a attached buildings.
- Timber-framed Construction for Multi-residential Buildings Class 2, 3 & 9 - this design guide assists in complying with fire and sound performance requirements in the BCA for Class 2, 3 and 9 buildings.