Standards & Codes

This section contains information on timber design and construction compliance related to fire, acoustics, building classes, environmental impact, thermal performance and quality assurance. Additionally, it specifically covers MRTFC (Multi-Residential Timber Framed Construction) and AS 1684, a four-part Australian Standard covering compliance for timber framing.

Construction in bushfire-prone areas

Bushfires are becoming more frequent around the world and are increasingly severe. The decision to build or rebuild in bushfire-prone areas requires a considered design approach in order to minimise risks.

Design for fire

Taking into account a range of design considerations can help to protect timber buildings from fire.

Designing and Building for Wind

WoodSolutions Technical Guide 40, Building Timber-framed Houses to Resist Wind, has been written by specialists to enable designers and builders to understand and comply with the requirements of AS 1684.

Environmental benefits of building with timber

Construction design can contribute greatly to maximising comfort and to minimising non-renewable energy consumption. Timber frame buildings are now being designed to meet low energy construction standards, as timber has a high standard of thermal comfort while consuming minimal non-renewable energy.

Environmental timber housing

Environmentally friendly housing design principles using traditional timber construction aid informed decision making by designers, architects, builders, developers, home buyers and building authorities.

Fire Hazard Properties

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) regulates materials that are used in construction of Class 2 to 9 buildings (not single family homes). These are stipulated by "Specification C1.10".

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