General Timber Information
- This Guidance Note, provided by FWPA through Wood Solutions provides generic information about the use of wood and wood products in design and construction for buildings with BAL ratings from Low to FZ. This Guideline helps those involved in the industry understand the requirements contained within AS 3959 Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas. The following link takes you to the site; follow the prompts to log in, (it’s free) and then download the file. http://www.woodsolutions.com.au/Articles/Resources/Design-Construction-Guides
Guideline for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas
- This Guide is specific to WA and was produced by the WA Department of Planning and Department of Fire and Emergency Services and provides information to enable compliance with State Planning Policy 3.7. http://www.planning.wa.gov.au/dop_pub_pdf/Bushfire_GuidelinesText PDF, 19.6MB
Environmentally Friendly Houses Using Timber PDF, 0.5 MB
Covers concepts, products, life-cycle energy consumption, environmental impacts, design for longevity, performance analysis and more.
Guidelines for Handling Tanalised LOSP Treated Timber PDF, 0.3 MB
Simple precautions to take when working with LOSP timber.
A technical data sheet from Osmose Australia explaining the major issues regarding resealing of treated timber.
Hazard Level Guide PDF, 3.3 MB
A detailed guide to the Hazard Class System and Timber Preservation systems in Australia.
General information about pine timber framing.
Termite Risk Management PDF, 2.6 MB
A step-by-step guide to managing termite risk.
Presents the case for built in durability, discusses hazard levels and more.
Treated Pine Technical Guide PDF, 0.3 MB
Addresses treated pine use, durability, preservative types, retention and penetration of the treatment, timber finishing and maintaining, and health and safety issues.
Guide to Working Safely With Treated Timber PDF, 0.2 MB
What to wear, what to do and what not to do when working with treated timber.
Classifications for Treated Timber PDF, 0.3 MB
A guide to the different treated timber treatment levels.
Websites and Webpages
- timber.net.au The Australian Timber Database
- WoodSolutions Australia's natural resource for timber design