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These useful design manuals are available from your local specialised bookshop.

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Flood Repair Guide  


Timber Service Life Design Guide and TimberLife software package

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The Flood Repair Guide is a comprehensive resource for both assessment and repair of flood-damaged homes. It is an in-depth guide that covers damage assessment and includes information on timbers reaction to moisture. This resource has details on repairing each section of the house individually, including: cupboards, roofs, walls, engineered wood products, flooring, decking and a section on termite management. The Flood Repair Guide is free, and should prove valuable to anyone affected by the recent floods.

Structural Timber Products Guide  


Timber Service Life Design Guide and TimberLife software package

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The Structural Timber Products Guide is a technical manual intended to assist the specifying process. It includes a wide variety of information on a broad number of timber structural products including common sizes, lengths and applications.

The guide covers sawn timber, engineered timber and panel products as well as including other useful information on ordering, timber related standards and natural durability ratings.

This FREE resource is a must-have for anyone involved in the specifying process including builders, students and DIY enthusiasts.

Timber Service Life Design Guide and TimberLife software   Code: TSLD


Timber Service Life Design Guide and TimberLife software package

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Available for a limited time direct from Wood Products Victoria, this package consists of the Timber Service Life Design Guide and TimberLife software.

Following a 10-year multi-million dollar 'world first' research project, the Timber Service Life Design Guide addresses the predicted service life of timber construction subjected to: in-ground decay, above-ground decay, weathering, termites and/or marine borers and corrosion.

The TimberLife service-life prediction software is intended as an educational tool. It provides detailed estimates of service-life performance for an extensive range of hazards – both internal and external.

The order form for the guide and software package is in PDF format (see adjacent) for easy printing and faxing on or emailing. Payment is by cheque or money order only.

Pocket Span Table Book   Code: PSTB

    Pocket Span Table Book

The Pocket Span Table Book is designed as an easy-to-use supplement to AS1684.2 Residential timber-framed construction.

Updated and expanded, the 2007 edition of this popular publication is a must-have for students. The 330 page Pocket Span Table Book continues to be presented in an easy to carry pocket sized (A5), durable and spiral bound format. It now includes:

›   NEW span tables for MGP10 and treated F7 seasoned softwood, and LVL and I-beam floor joists, as well as
›   detailed span tables for unseasoned F7 and F8 members and F17, SUPA17 and F27 seasoned members used in typical framing applications;
›   NEW bracing installation details and nominal fixing requirements;
  design details for internal stairs, ceiling lining boards, flooring, decking and miscellaneous roof framing members;
›   detailed drawings of framing methods and terminology;
›   an extensive range of specification details covering: timber availability & sizes, properties of structural timber, designing for durability, timber sub-floors, laying timber strip floors, timber floors and concrete slabs, roof bevels and factor tables; and
›   Australian Standards relevant to timber specification as well as timber association and organisation contact details.

Residential Timber-framed Construction  (book version)   Code: AS1684.2

Residential Timber-framed Construction

Covers the full gamut of timber framing design requirements and construction details for the four non-cyclonic wind classifications: N1, N2, N3 & N4.

Span tables for 15 timber stress grades are provided on CD.

Residential Timber-framed Construction: Simplified Non-cyclonic
(book version)   Code: AS1684.4

Residential Timber-framed Construction: Simplified Non-cyclonic

For easy specification 'Part 4 Simplified Non-cyclonic (N1/N2)' has been derived from AS1684.2 and provides simplified design procedures for timber span solutions, bracing and tie-down.

Printed span tables for 10 selected timber stress grades are included in this manual.

Carports & Pergolas: Design and Construction Manual   Code: C&P

Carports & Pergolas: Design and Construction Manual

An illustrated guide dealing with the design and construction of timber carports and pergolas. It enables the effective utilisation of commonly available timber species considering both structural performance and durability requirements.

The Carports & Pergolas manual contains information for flat or skillion roofs as well as pitched roof structures with open or supporting sheet roof only.

Timber Decks: Design and Construction Manual   Code: TD

Timber Decks: Design and Construction Manual

An illustrated guide to the design and construction of timber decks for domestic applications. Information on commonly available framing and decking timbers is in a clear, easy to read format with colour-coded span tables.

Additional detailed information such as footing requirements, stumps, stairs and handrails, fasteners and recommended timber finishes is also provided.

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