Design Advantages

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The design advantages of working with wood are as extensive as they are varied. From the Australian Timber Design Awards that showcase aesthetically wowing timber based designs, to nine-storey timber construction that utilises the latest wood engineering innovation, it is clear that while timber may be described as many things, boring certainly isn't one of them.

In Design Advantages, WoodSolutions takes a look at the contemporary uses and applications of wood, showing exactly why wood is the building material of today and tomorrow.

In most milling operations processing starts in the forest. Once the tree is felled, the crown is removed. In most cases, bark is also removed in the forest, and may be collected for use in...

Timber can be used for many parts of a residential construction build - from the structural components and external applications through to internal finishes and joinery.

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Seasoning is the process of drying timber to remove the bound moisture contained in walls of the wood cells to produce seasoned timber. Seasoning can be achieved in a number of ways, but the aim...

When specifying timber, the following aspects need to be considered:

  • Application - the relevant functional requirements for the timber to be used in the building or structure.
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Machine-stress grading is one of the structural grading methods used to test timber.  Testing falls under AS 1748 and relies on the correlation between a measured structural property and...

Visual grading is the traditional method of determining a stress grade. It is still used for many structural products in Australia (including most seasoned and unseasoned hardwoods, and unseasoned...

Tension members principally carry tension forces from one end to another. Timber tension members have the tensile stress essentially parallel to grain, and can be found in trusses and studs in...

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When transporting timber, it's important to consider any transportation limitations imposed by length, width, height and weight. Timber also needs to be stored correctly on site.

 

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