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.


Fire prevention and minimisation

Guidelines to assist in the establishment of compliance with the BCA fire safety provisions, including the design of structures and partitioning.

Fire Test Reports

These fire test reports relate to timber flooring, lining and fire-rated timber building elements (systems) to support the use of timber products. Typically, these reports relate to requirements of the National Construction Code – Building Code of Australia.

Flooring insulation

A review of the range of thermal insulation materials and products that manufacturers recommend as suitable for installation with timber floors. The report aims to provide information and to initiate industry discussion in response to increasing mandatory thermal performance requirements for Class 1 Buildings throughout Australia.

In-grade testing

In-grade testing helps to establish the true strength distribution of graded timber for some of the more commonly used structural species.

Interim Standard - Recycled Decorative Products

The objective of this Interim Standard is to provide recycled timber manufacturers, suppliers and users with requirements for visually grading recycled hardwood timber intended for use in decorative applications.

Interim Standard - Structural Products

The objective of this Interim Standard is to provide recycled timber manufacturers, suppliers and users with requirements for visually grading recycled hardwood timber intended for use in structural applications.

Machine proof-grading

Proof-grading begins with the preliminary sorting of ungraded timber being produced by the mill. Machine proof-grading then will further test every piece of sorted timber by the application of a predetermined bending load, known as the proof load.

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