Construction timbers in Queensland

'Construction timbers in Queensland' describes how to use different timbers in Queensland. 

It describes the properties of timbers used in the construction of Class 1 to Class 10 buildings (e.g. houses, carports, garages, greenhouses and sheds) in Queensland, as well as other purposes such as furniture, landscaping and outdoor structures (e.g. playgrounds, fences).

It also recommends appropriate uses of timbers across the state.

This publication is a primary reference document in the Queensland variations to the Building Code of Australia (BCA, Australian Building Codes Board) under the Queensland Building Act 1975.

The publication has two books.

Book 1 provides definitions and descriptions of timber properties and explains design life, building applications and decay hazard zones, which support the information given in Book 2.

Book 2 provides reference tables for the properties, target design life and conditions for using in 50+ building applications across Queensland for more that 600 Australian and imported timbers.

About this 2013 edition

Cite the publication as:

Construction timbers in Queensland: properties and specifications for satisfactory performance of construction timbers in Queensland - Class 1 and Class 10 buildings', books 1 and 2 (2013) Queensland Government.

Its short title is: CTIQ 1 and 2.

Amendment 1 (June 2013)

1. Mastixiodendron pachyclados (garo garo, origin PNG) the revised natural durability ratings are revised are:

  • Above-ground (4)
  • In-ground (4)

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Last updated 20 January 2014