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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

Plywood box beam construction for detached housing

Plywood box beams are lightweight, structurally efficient, economical and simple to fabricate.  They provide a conventionally stable means of structural support for building construction.

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.

Timber-framed Systems for External Noise

Sound is an important issue in residential construction.

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

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