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Tasmanian expertise leads in timber education
The University of Tasmania's Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) continues to expand the educational opportunities it is offering to those who design or build with timber, and those who make and distribute timber and wood products.
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tasmania's timber producers
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features and events
News and events concerning Tasmanian Timber.
Environmental Supplements
Recently completed, the new species supplements cover each of the major Tasmanian Timber Species environmental credentials: from Carbon Storage and Thermal Resistance, to the advantages of natural occurring features, product availability and forest or plantation distribution.

Tasmanian timber use in bushfire construction
After the bushfires of early 2009, the Australian Standard 3959-2009: Construction of buildings in bushfire prone areas has been amended. With minimal adjustment to current building practices and finishes, the use of timber is allowed by AS 3959-2009 in the majority of bushfire prone areas. This article contains an explanation of the new requirements for timber use and a listing of Tasmanian Timber Species’ ratings and usage in bushfire construction.

Tasmanian expertise leads in timber education
The University of Tasmania's Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) continues to expand the educational opportunities it is offering to those who design or build with timber, and those who make and distribute timber and wood products.

AFS becomes Australian Standard
Following a three-year review process, the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) has received recognition as and Australian Standard.

Species Translations
Our most popular species brochures; Tasmanian Oak, Blackwood, Myrtle, Tasmanian Oak, and Blackwood Grades, are now available in language translations – Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.

Forestry Tasmania's Sustainable Forest Management
Two documents detailing Forestry Tasmania's Sustainable Forest Management practices are presently available online.

The Australian Timber Design Awards
The Australian Timber Design Awards are the premier national timber design competition for the built environment professions. A broad range of entry categories highlights outstanding use of timber in a diversity of applications. A separate category is available to students and entrants 30 and under.

tasmania's timber producers
Tasmanian producers bring you timber and wood products from all over Australia's most forested state.
Australian Forestry Standards recognised by the Green Building Council of Australia
The Australian Forestry Certification Scheme (AFCS) covers the majority of forests in Tasmania and this recognition will allow the construction industry to use locally produced timber and timber products in Green Star Projects.

Gunns First Australian Organisation to Achieve Forest Certification
Following an 18 month process to ensure sustainability of its forest management practices from environmental, economic and social perspectives, Gunns Limited has obtained certification to the Australian Forestry Standard (AS 4708).

Brittons - Specialists in Tasmania's Special Species Timber
Britton Bros Pty Ltd, based at Smithton in Tasmania’s North West, is the State’s largest producer of specialty timbers.

McKay's Timber Services to Builders
In addition to selling quality select material interstate and overseas, McKays Timber and its northern provides a comprehensive hardwood timber service to the building and joinery trade throughout Tasmania.

employment and tourism
Growing, harvesting and producing Tasmanian timber produces significant employment in Tasmania, and the growing forests provide a natural tourist attraction
Employment from the Forests - Timber and Timber Products
Tasmania's forests provide a range of benefits for regional communities.

Overview of the Tasmanian Forest Agreement
The recently announced Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement is a collaboration between the State and Federal government that aims to enhance the protection of Tasmania’s forests and foster security and growth in the Tasmanian forest industry.

Tourism and forests
Tasmania's forest are an important tourist attraction and tourism is the biggest growth industry in Tasmania. Tourist numbers have close to doubled over the past 10 years.

Timber Building in Australia

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