Design Manuals

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

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Pocket Span Table Book

Code: PSTB

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 durable and spiral bound format. Included are new span tables for MGP10 and Treated F7 seasoned softwood, and LVL and I-beam floor joists, as well as new bracing installation details and nominal fixing requirements.

Residental Timber-Framed Construction

Code: AS1684.2

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.

Residental Timber-Framed Construction: Simplified Non-Cyclonic Areas

Code: AS1684.4

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 & Construction Manual

Code: C&P

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 & Construction Manual

Code: TD

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.