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Acoustics, environmental impact, building in bushfire prone areas and compliance with building codes are just some of the issues architects, designers, engineers and specifiers need to consider.

The following articles provide information and further investigation on some of the more common issues affecting timber structures and their surrounding environments.


The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 to assist the property industry in accelerating the focus on environmental design and sustainable development. The Green Star...

It is increasingly common practice to recycle and reuse what would otherwise be timber residue into new products and applications. The versatility of timber is no...

As the knowledge and understanding of different timber species has grown, so too has the use of timber in applications where strength is a key performance criteria....

The Ultimate Renewable™ is an industry campaign to promote the sustainability and environmental advantages of Australian forestry and wood products.

As environmental issues become...

When considering thermal performance issues, timber, a naturally insulating material, makes for an excellent choice. Air pockets within timber's cellular structure...

Planet Ark's Make It Wood Supports and Promotes WEP in Australia

Tasmania has become the first state government in Australia to adopt a state-wide Wood Encouragement Policy (WEP). In...

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