General Timber Information

Guidance Note

  • 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.

Guideline for Planning in Bushfire Prone Areas





  • Hazard Level Guide PDF, 3.3 MB

    A detailed guide to the Hazard Class System and Timber Preservation systems in Australia.





  • 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.




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