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The development of manufactured wood products has enabled timber to be used in many landmark large span structures.
Australia has a rich heritage of timber bridges. In the early expansion of our road system, the abundance of strong and durable hardwoods made timber bridges a very cost-effective means of crossing creeks and rivers.
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) is quite similar to the vertically laminated glulam beams, but is made in a similar manner to plywood.
There are common building elements used in different types of buildings, including framing and flooring.
The terms 'softwood' and 'hardwood' do not indicate softness or hardness of particular timbers.
Timber is a natural material, and each piece tells part of the story of the tree that produced it.
Understand all the aspects of the interaction between timber and moisture.
The purpose of this advisory note is to draw your attention to recent major changes within Australian Galvanizing Standards.
Machine stress-grading uses a machine to bend each piece of timber (generally about its minor axis).