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Acceptable Standards of Construction - Class 1 & Class 10 Buildings Print E-mail

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Acceptable Standards of Construction Committee (NSW) Incorporated

2012 edition now in stock.

A handbook (previously known as Acceptable Standards of Domestic Construction) to be used as a reference or guide for builders, owners, financial providers, owner builders, students or any other person or institution wishing to determine what standard of quality is reasonable in domestic construction. This edition has been developed to describe standards of domestic construction acceptable to the Lending or other authorities. The 2012 edition includes updated span tables for MGP timber grades. In September 2013 this edition was recently reprinted with a name change and new front cover.

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Acceptable Standards of Medium Density Housing Construction Print E-mail

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2010

Developed over a number of years with input from all sectors of the industry including the NSW Department of Housing and the Office of Fair Trading, this handbook is a guide for the design and construction of conventional medium density housing, up to three storey walk-up apartments.

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AS1684 Residential Timber Framed Construction Part 1 - Design Criteria Print E-mail

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Standards Australia

1999 (*Special Order - Item not kept in stock)

Hardcopy: $147.03

Volume discounts apply for 5-14 and >15 copies

This Standard spells out the basis for the calculation of timber sizes and forces to be resisted by tie-down and bracing. Design Criteria provides a standard reference for engineers and manufacturers to produce design solutions compatible with AS 1684. 

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AS1684 Residential Timber Framed Construction Part 2 - Non Cyclonic Areas Print E-mail

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Standards Australia

2010

Hardcopy: $123.50

Loose-leaf in Binder: $123.50

P&H: $18.00 (1-4 copies)

Volume discounts apply for 5-14 and >15 copies

This Standard covers design requirements and construction details for the four non-cyclonic design wind classifications N1, N2, N3 and N4.

Revised span tables for all of these wind classifications and 15 selected timber stress grades (including MGP and F grades) are included on CD in this Standard.

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AS1684 Residential Timber Framed Construction Part 3 - Cyclonic Areas Print E-mail

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Standards Australia

2010

Hardcopy: $123.50

Loose-leaf in Binder: $123.50

P&H: $18.00 (1-4 copies)

Volume discounts apply for 5-14 and >15 copies

This Standard covers design requirements and construction details for the three cyclonic design wind classifications C1, C2 and C3.

Revised span tables for all of these wind classifications and 15 selected timber stress grades (including MGP and F grades) are included on CD in this Standard.

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AS1684 Residential Timber Framed Construction Part 4 - Simplified/Non-Cyclonic Print E-mail

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Standards Australia

2010

Hardcopy: $103.72

Loose-leaf in Binder: $103.72

P&H: $18.00 (1-4 copies)

Volume discounts apply for 5-14 and >15 copies

This Standard covers design requirements and construction details for the three cyclonic design wind classifications C1, C2 and C3.

For easy specification this Standard provides simpler design procedures to those contained in Part 2 for N1/N2 wind classifications. It provides simplified design procedures for timber span solutions, bracing and tie-down. In some situations it will provide more conservative solutions than those derived from Part 2.

Revised printed span tables for 10 selected timber stress grades are included in this Standard.

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Deck and Boardwalk Design Essentials Timber Design File 2 Print E-mail

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Boardwalks and decks seldom fail because the designer has miscalculated member size. Rather premature degrade is usually associated with the failure to attend to many small points of detail. This book explains these details and illustrated what happens when best practice is not followed. This work includes over 100 images and a number of case histories. Also included is a step by step explanation of how to lay out a commercial deck. Written by Edgar (Ted) Stubbersfield.

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Decks and Pergolas Construction Manual Print E-mail

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Allan Staines

2008 (5th Edition, Revised)

A valuable book for any professional or DIY builder wanting to design or build a timber deck or pergola. The book provides advice on selection of the most suitable types of timber and the appropriate size to use.

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Good Timber Cladding Practice Print E-mail

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BRANZ

2003

An excellent guide for builders, contractors and designers on how to avoid weather penetration problems which eventually cause product deterioration. The book also outlines new products and systems that will assist in producing trouble free results.

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Grading Hardwood: Understanding AS2082 Print E-mail

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Grading Hardwood was written by Edgar (Ted) Stubbersfield to assist professionals and workers in the timber industry recognize and understand the significance of different natural defects found in hardwood. The book looks at what is included in AS2082 and importantly what is not included. The book includes many images to illustrate points being made and also includes case histories. The hardwood industry is quickly loosing this knowledge as experienced people retire and customers look increasingly to one stop shops for their timber advice.

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Selecting Timber Print E-mail

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BRANZ

2003 (*Special Order - Item not kept in stock)

This is not "a how to" book but rather a guide on key factors which influence timber selection for use in building in Australia and New Zealand. It lists building components in groups by end use and suggests species of timber which have the characteristics to satisfy those uses.

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Seven "deadly sins" of external timber design Print E-mail

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The Seven 'deadly sins' of external timber design Looks at the seven, actually eight worst mistakes in timber design. It explains what these are and how to avoid them.

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The Australian House Building Manual Print E-mail

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Allan Staines

(6th edition)

A step by step guide to house building. Written for Builders, Apprentices, Owner Builders, Building Designers and Teachers.

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The Australian Renovators Manual Print E-mail

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Allan Staines

(5th edition)

This book is specifically designed to deal with problems confronted when renovating or altering an existing dwelling. It also shows step-by-step how to accomplish popular renovation projects. It solves problems such as rising damp, floor and wall cracking, rot in members, small kitchens and bathrooms, leaking shower recesses, and termites. It also describes how to support the roof when making openings in walls.

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The Owner Builder & Renovator Manual Print E-mail

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Allan Staines

(7th Edition, Enlarged)

A step by step guide to building or extending your own home. The book covers all aspects of building including design, planning, managing, estimating and the practical aspects of home building.

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The Roof Building Manual Print E-mail

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Allan Staines

(5th edition)

This publication explains in clear detail and step by step format, how to cut out and pitch a roof. A great text book for apprentices.

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Timber in Australia in Colour Print E-mail

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David C Clark

2011 (2nd Edition)

The DVD covers some 540 species available in Australia - indigenous and imported. Each species has at least one image of the wood and, wherever possible, an image of the tree. There is more technical data than on the first edition.

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Timber Preservation Guide Print E-mail

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This informative guide explains the place of preservation in good timber design in the context of Natural Durability and preservative safety, standards and effectiveness in various weathered timber applications.

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Timber: Production & Processing, parts A & B Print E-mail

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Double D Technical Productions

2004

Timber: Production & Processing, parts A and B This series on manufacturing processes comes as two DVD double-box sets.

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Trees that Call Australia Home Print E-mail

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John Halkett

2009

Trees that Call Australia Home is a spiritual, cultural, environmental and economic
celebration of Australian trees - trees that, according to author John Halkett are
increasingly vital as humanity searches for solutions to climate change, renewable
energy and more sustainable lifestyles in the 21st century.

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Wood in Australia Print E-mail

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Keith R Bootle

2005 (2nd edition)

The bible of Australian and some imported timbers comprehensive descriptions of all species, their suitability for applications and other detailed information. 440 pages of essential reference material not found in other publications.

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