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'Social tribes' inspired hotel room design a winner

Five international design houses used the ‘Science of Tribes’ social concept to design uniquely imagined guest rooms that were the star attractions at a Sleep hospitality industry interior design show in London.

Tasmania's first CLT House

Beres Taylor explains the background to their decison to build a CLT home and shows some of teh work in progress.

AUS vs imported glulam marking/labelling

Variations in the glulam marking and labelling systems used in Australian and interenationa markets can lead to confusion and mis-specification. This article explains the differences.

We hate to bug you!

You may have noticed our new site design, we hope you like the upgrade and enjoy the features. But if you notice any bugs, please tell us and we'll squash them! Read on for more and bug reports.

New Technical Design Guide - Robustness in Structures

Written by specialists to give background on the subject of structural robustness and provides practical advice to building designers on how this new requirement can be met, the Guide covers all structural materials, with a particular focus on timber.

New design : talk Lindsay Douglas

Lindsay Douglas, award-winning designer and architect from Dig Design, discusses design ethos, collaborative projects, business strategies, clients and more.

Fire Design - new Technical Design Guide

WoodSolutions Technical Design Guides have been developed for architects, engineers, building designers and other building professionals consider key performance attributes and comply with regulations such as the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

Parks and trees - changing Australia

WoodSolutions is proud to support the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and their promotion of urban open spaces and the 202020 Vision program. Read more in the article below:

New EXPAN Technical Design Guides

WoodSolutions Technical Design Guides have been developed for architects, engineers, building designers and other building professionals consider key performance attributes and comply with regulations such as the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

New Timber UPdate out now!

Changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) that make it easier to use timber framing or massive timber systems in buildings up to 25m came into effect in May 2016. Timber UPdate mini-magazines present news and stories relating to the change for design and construction industry professionals.

Fire Test Reports Available Now

WoodSolutions fire test reports relate to timber flooring, lining and fire-rated timber building elements (systems) to support the use of timber products. Typically, these reports relate to requirements of the National Construction Code – Building Code of Australia.

New Dangerous Designs Competition

An exciting new competition, sponsored by WoodSolutions and supported by leading professional bodies and industry associations, Dangerous Designs is an opportunity to win cash prizes and expose your entry to potential commercial and development partners.

New Archi:Talk - Peter Maddison

Peter Maddison, award-winning architect and host of Grand Designs Australia discusses architecture, design and more in this fascinating short video.

SOM timber-concrete tall timber interview

How high can timber go? That depends on who you ask, but Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) thinks timber can go further—and higher—if it is used in a composite system that combines the structural properties of wood with reinforced concrete. The results of their recent tests have been in the news, but here's a follow-ip interview...

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