Building code allows timber framing for taller buildings

As from May 2014, the Australian Building Code permits the use of fire and acoustic rated timber-framed construction systems for 3 storey Class 3 buildings (e.g. boarding houses /motels). We can now look forward to more approved applications for traditional wood...

Scott’s expert advice to avoid risky structural integrity

Scott’s tip – Trusses must be installed straight and vertical Occasionally we hear of builders who do not fully understand the tolerance on “bow” or “plumb” in trusses. Here is a summary from the “Truss Installation Guide” from our website: Trusses must be...