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Timber Technical Design Guides

External Timber Steps Design Guide from BCRC

Professional Timber Guide Set

The entire set of the Professional Timber Guides is available (‘soft copy’ as PDFs) for only AUD$440, a saving of over $100 off individual prices.

Please include your name, company and contact details on our ‘Full Set’ Order Form › then send this to an email for procesing.

Shown in this photo are many, but not all, of the decades of practical external timber experience distilled into to easy to read and well present guides.

External Timber Steps Design Guide from BCRC
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External Timber Steps Design Guide - Free on request!

External steps was intended to be a chapter in my Timber Handrails Design Guide (see next) as they are closely related, however the subject proved too large and needed a separate guide, Number 14 in my Design File series.

This external steps guide will give you timber specifications that work and the best construction practices.

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Timber Handrails Design Guide from BCRC

Timber Handrails Design Guide - Free on request!

“Extraordinary, the amount of detail it contains. Good, well researched and knowledgeable information.”

This is how my latest guide Timber Handrails has been described. The 22nd guide I have published, this is No. 13 in my Timber Design File series.

This timber guide is written mainly around the needs of commercial handrails but has some important content relating to domestic rails, particularly LOSP treated pine. This guide will give you timber specifications that work and with 127 images you will understand best practices. Also see the Design Guide Table of Contents ›

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Timber in Playgrounds  

Timber in Playgrounds from Deckwood Australia

Timber in Playgrounds provides a comprehensive guide to designing, building and inspecting a timber playground that will be safe and very low maintenance. Written in conjunction with senior respected architect Ralph Bailey, who is skilled with timber and playgrounds, this guide leads you through the required critical decisions: Including timber selection and specification, engaging with the ground, fasteners, construction details, maintenance and inspection. Case histories of well done playgrounds and a design checklist complete this guide.

Price: AUD$55.00

Timber Footbridges

Timber Footbridges from Deckwood Australia

My light footbridge manual deals with what has to be built but gives little information on how to actually do it. My Timber Footbridge Guide deals primarily with how to design a timber footbridge that avoids the common causes of premature degrade. This guide contains over 140 images which illustrate every aspect of timber bridge design. The guide also contains information on calling tenders and how to asses the suitability of a footbridge.

 

Price: AUD$55.00

Timber Joints

Timber Joints from Deckwood Australia The subject of timber joints is explored by looking at the different mechanical means of connecting timber which are illustrated by a number of case histories. The chapter on whether to use galvanised or stainless fasteners is particularly helpful. The book also explores modern fasteners that designers may not be aware of.

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Price: AUD$55.00

External Timber Furniture

External Timber Furniture from Deckwood Australia External Timber Furniture, explains how to detail, finish and maintain both robust public furniture and refined architectural pieces in hardwood, cypress and pine. It will ensure that your designs stay together and age gracefully. The book includes a design checklist. Over 80 images clearly illustrate the points being made.

Price: AUD$55.00

Architectural Timber Battens

Architectural Timber Battens from Deckwood Australia

Timber battens are becoming increasingly popular on architectural projects around the country. They can be used with stunning effect and allow the designer to play with light as no other material can. But, if done badly, they can also be a maintenance nightmare. This book explores best practice in design, specification, detailing and finishing. Architectural Timber Battens concludes with a number of stunning case histories that will encourage you to use timber battens also.

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Price: AUD$44.00

Newsletters 2010 to 2013  

Newsletters 2010 to 2013 from Deckwood Australia

Four years of very useful newsletters are put together in this one invaluable publication. Each edition contains useful information on aspects of timber design that you will not find in a textbook.

Price: AUD$33.00

Timber Newsletters 2014-2017

Timber Newsletters 2014-2017 from Deckwood Australia

Four years of very useful newsletters are put together in this one invaluable publication. Each edition contains useful information on aspects of timber design that you will not find in a textbook.

Hard copies can be purchased from Amazon and it is available for Kindle.

Price: AUD$33.00

Timber Preservation

Timber Preservation from Deckwood Australia

The first edition of this book was written when the 2010 version of AS 1604.1 was current. The contents were reviewed in July 2015 as I had access to extra images and information about warranties had changed. As well the book was checked to ensure that any changes to AS 1604.1 – 2012 were incorporated. This standard upgrade mainly addressed the extra uses of Azole treatment and the introduction of H2F a lighter internal treatment for pine in areas where the great northern termite was not active.

This 2020 edition was also needed to comment on:

  • Increased use of spraying and dipping;
  • Increased use of glueline preservatives in engineered wood;
  • Codemarked timber selling alongside of Australian Standard timber;
  • Need for documentation of treated timber; and,
  • Recognition of the need to do due diligence when purchasing.

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Price: AUD$55.00

Grading Hardwood - Understanding AS2082

Grading Hardwood - Understanding AS2082 from Deckwood Australia

If an engineer specified black steel so badly rusted that it only had 40% of its strength remaining and expected it to be durable when used in a coastal environment we would think that strange. Yet this is exactly what is being done with hardwood. This informative hardwood timber guide explains what the F ratings actually mean and reinforces the need to highly qualify your specification when using AS2082.

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Price: AUD$33.00

Seven ‘deadly sins’ of External Timber Design  

Seven ‘deadly sins’ of External Timber Design from Deckwood Australia

After years of experience, I have observed that there are seven very basic design ‘sins’ that contribute to premature degradation of external timber structures and landscaping. While this guide is probably the smallest, it is probably the most important. I have carefully chosen images that will allow you to quickly understand these issues and I explain how to avoid them in your designs.

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Price: AUD$33.00

Timber Fences  

Timber Fences from Deckwood Australia

Building a quality timber fence can be difficult as there are no standards for the timber. This book is intended to assist professional designers that require a higher standard product than a domestic fence. It will allow them to design and specify a product which will perform well and be repeatable each time.

Price: AUD$33.00

Deck & Boardwalk Design Essentials

Deck & Boardwalk Design Essentials from Deckwood Australia

The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of designing decks and boardwalks for safety and durability. This guide includes countless deck design and construction tips, advice and common, but potentially very costly, mistakes to avoid.

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Price: AUD$55.00

Advanced draft

Commercial Timber Barrier Guide  

Commercial Timber Barrier Guide from Deckwood Australia

An extensive new publication “Commercial Barrier Guide” this guide is overflowing with information, engineering and designs, together with many years of distilled experience, this 34 page guide is now available as an advanced draft.

In releasing this draft document Ted seeks feedback from industry participants. Please contact Ted Stubbersfield via an email or mobile 0414 770 261 with your feedback.

Price: AUD$22.00

Boardwalk Built on Bearers Construction  

Boardwalk Built on Bearers Construction from Deckwood Australia

A companion document to the Boardwalk Design Guide, this manual outlines best construction practice for a timber boardwalk built on piles/posts and using bearers.

When designing a boardwalks using Outdoor Structures' system it is important to specify “Built in accordance with Outdoor Structures boardwalk construction guide”.

This is a reference by which to determine whether a structure has been built in a workmanlike manner.

Price: AUD$22.00

Boardwalk Built on Bedlogs Construction  

Boardwalk Built on Bedlogs Construction from Deckwood Australia

Also a companion document to the Boardwalk Design Guide, this manual outlines best construction practice for a boardwalk built on bedlogs.

When designing a bedlog boardwalks using Outdoor Structures system it is important to specify “Built in accordance with Outdoor Structures boardwalk construction guide”.

This is a reference by which to determine whether a structure has been built in a workmanlike manner. If there is any doubt if there is any need for this document look at the Feb 2012 newsletter under “Specifications Should Mean Something.”

Price: AUD$22.00

LifePlus® Timber Decking Guide  

LifePlus® Timber Decking Guide from Deckwood Australia

This is an information-filled 24 page guide to the properties of LifePlus® Timber Decking & The LifePlus® Timber Decking System.

The contents cover the critical steps in constructing and maintaining your timber deck: Concept Stage, Design Stage, Prior To Construction, Construction Stage, Care Of Your Deck, Safety.

Price: AUD$22.00

Timber Bollards for Traffic Control  

Timber Bollards for Traffic Control from Deckwood Australia

The Timber Bollards Design Guide has over 25 pages full of information covering the place of bollards in landscape design, Outdoor Structures bollard ranges including posts and bollard caps, the Installation of bollards, treatment of timber and the maintenance of exterior timber. Note: When printing this document the “Duplex” option (double-sided) will produce the best results.

This guide is available in either soft- or hard-copy format.

Price: AUD$22.00

Timber Selection Guide for Deckwood  

Timber Selection Guide for Deckwood from Deckwood Australia

This 12 page Deckwood Selection Guide (Revision 3a) covers deckwood profile and specifications, span loadings, fixings, timber finishes, and maintenance as well as engineering data.

Price: AUD$22.00

Timber Boardwalk Design Guide  

Timber Boardwalk Design Guide from Deckwood Australia

The Timber Boardwalks Design Guide is a 40 page step by step instruction booklet with practical instruction and information on issues such as hazards, connectors, types of boardwalk to fit the local environment, and much more…

Now incorporates engineering instruction and information on issues such as hazards, connectors, types of boardwalk to fit the local environment.

This guide is available for Free download ›

Hard-copies of this guide are available.

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Price: AUD$22.00

Light Bridge Manual  

Light Bridge Manual from Deckwood Australia

This stunningly presented 22 page manual provides invaluable information covering; bridge structures & types, bridging, forces and load distribution, stiffness, hydraulics, design process, location, site survey, geotechnical investigation, covered timber bridges and much more! Revision 1.a.

This guide covers steel and timber. The companion to this book is “Timber Footbridges” where a detailed design checklist can be found.

Price: AUD$22.00

Timber Horse Fencing  

Timber Horse Fencing from Deckwood Australia

Designing a fence for horses that will not injure them is very difficult. This small book guides you through the decision making process of designing your horse fence.

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Price: AUD$22.00

Timber Boardwalk Design Guide (Free!)

Timber Boardwalk Design Guide from Deckwood Australia

The Timber Boardwalks Design Guide is a 40 page step by step instruction booklet with practical instruction and information on issues such as hazards, connectors, types of boardwalk to fit the local environment, and much more…

This guide is available for Free download ›

Deckwood Timber Selection Guide (Free!)

Timber Selection Guide for Deckwood from Deckwood Australia

This 12 page Deckwood Selection Guide (Revision 3a) covers deckwood profile and specifications, span loadings, fixings, timber finishes, and maintenance as well as engineering data.

This guide is available for Free download ›

The above two Timber Technical Design Guides are available at no cost. The remaining timber guides are available individually or as a complet set.

 

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