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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

Fire Design

Despite public perceptions to the contrary, timber buildings can be designed to be very safe in fires and other emergencies.

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...

Alternative Solution Fire Compliance - Timber Structures

Timber has been used for many building applications and has many advantages over other building products, including its environmental sustainability credentials and comparatively light weight.

Alternative Solution Fire Compliance - Facades

Timber has been used for many building applications and has many advantages over other building products, including its environmental sustainability credentials and comparatively light weight.

Alternative Solution Fire Compliance - Internal Linings

Timber has been used for many building applications and has many advantages over other building products, including its environmental sustainability credentials and comparatively light weight.

Fire Precautions During Construction of Large Buildings

The role of this document is to provide information to help the broad range of people and organisations with responsibilities for fire safety on a construction site to reduce the risk of fire.

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