Framing
AS 1684 Residential Timber Framed Construction is a four-part Standard covering design criteria, building practices, tie-downs, bracing and span tables for timber framing members.

   Part 1 - Design criteria

   Part 2 - Non-cyclonic areas

   Part 3 - Cyclonic areas

   Part 4 - Simplified - Non-cyclonic areas

Known within the building industry as the Timber Framing Code, AS 1684 provides important provisions for building practice procedures to determine timber members, bracing and fixing requirements used in residential timber-framed buildings.

It is used by all sectors of the building industry, including builders, designers, carpenters and home renovators. AS 1684 Parts 2,3 and 4 are referenced in the Building Code of Australia (Volume 2) as acceptable construction manuals for the construction of Class 1 and Class 10 timber framed buildings which includes detached housing.

AS 1684 Parts 2, 3 and 4 are also referenced in the Building Code of Australia (Volume 1) in the deemed-to-satisfy provisions for determining structual resistance of timber structures in Class 2 to Class 9 buildings which includes multi-residential buildings.

Copies of the latest editions of AS 1684, span tables and related resources are available through the Shop.

User Guides for AS 1684 provide interpretations of selected parts of the Standard and in some cases, provide supplementary design information. These are available for free download below.

User Guide no. 1
(PDF, 0.1 MB)
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Nominal vs. Specific Fixings.
User Guide no. 2
(PDF, 0.1 MB)
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Temporary bracing.
User Guide no. 3
(PDF, 0.3 MB)
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Simplified Tie-Down Details for Coupled, N1 ∓ N2 Sheet, and N3 Tile Roofs.
User Guide no. 4
(PDF, 0.1 MB)
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External Wall Heights from 3.0 to 3.6m.
User Guide no. 5
(PDF, 0.2 MB)
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Fixing of top of Bracing Walls.
User Guide no. 6
(PDF, 0.1 MB)
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Roof Truss Tie-down.
User Guide no. 7
(PDF, 0.1 MB)
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Ridgeboard and Hip Rafter Tie-down.
User Guide no. 8
(PDF, 0.1 MB)
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Masonry Anchors for Tie-down of Bottom Plates to Slabs.
User Guide no. 9
(PDF, 0.1 MB)
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Fixing of bottom of Hardboard Bracing Walls.
User Guide no. 10
(PDF, 0.3 MB)
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Distribution of Racking Forces via Diaphragms and Bracing Walls.