Building with Timber in Bushfire-prone Areas

Technical Design Guide 04 has been updated in accordance with the recently released bushfire standard AS 3959-2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas and any State variations as contained in the National Construction Code 2019.

WoodSolutions Design Guides have been developed to provide an authoritative source of information for design and construction professionals, the timber industry and other interested readers. Written by specialists, each guide aims to present the most up-to-date information to facilitate compliance with regulations including the National Construction Code (NCC).

Determine your BAL

You can calculate the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) for your site using the free online WoodSolutions BAL Calculator.

Please Note:  Elements of the NCC may vary between states and local jurisdictions. Check with your local authorities if you are unsure.

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Building with Timber in Bushfire-prone Areas

Technical Design Guide 04 has been updated in accordance with the recently released bushfire standard AS 3959-2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas and any State variations as contained in the National Construction Code 2019.

More information on building in bushfire-prone areas can be found here.

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