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Building with Timber in Bushfire-prone Areas

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Timber Service Life Design Guide

Optimum, or more cost-effective performance is achieved with better knowledge.  By careful consideration of the key factors affecting the durability performance of timber; industry, specifiers, and timber users can achieve durability performance for timber structures that meet or exceed their nee

Stairs, balustrades and handrails class 1 Buildings - construction

Timber products are popular with designers and builders due to the combination of aesthetics and versatility in application that timber provides. When correctly installed, timber products are both durable and reliable in function.

Timber flooring - design guide for installation

Timber products are popular with designers and builders due to the combination of aesthetics and versatility in application that timber provides. When correctly installed, timber products are both durable and reliable in function.

Timber windows and doors

Timber products are popular with designers and builders due to the combination of aesthetics and versatility in application that timber provides. When correctly installed, timber products are both durable and reliable in function.

Impact and Assessment of Moisture-affected, Timber Construction

Issues may arise during construction that bring building to a halt, leaving timber frames and other parts of a building exposed to the weather for a time.  Bad weather can also lead to flooding of properties.

Finishing Timber Externally

Timber finishing is the process of protecting or refining the surface of a wooden material.  Different uses of timber require different finishing and a natural division of the information is internal versus external finishes of timber.

Timber in Internal Design

Wood and timber products used in the interior of a building are usually selected for their visual characteristics and so it is critical that these characteristics are maintained throughout the design life of the element.  This requires correct specification of timber grade, resistance to indentat

Massive timber construction - CLT

This guide discusses CLT, one of the frequently used massive timber building systems. The guide’s intention is to introduce CLT, providing general product and performance information, design consideration and building processes. The guide is not a design manual, for more detailed design information refer to producers...

Domestic Timber Deck Design

This guide outlines key design and construction considerations for light domestic timber decks for both raised and close to or on-ground timber decks that are exposed to the weather. 

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