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Timber fact sheet

Location details

Barcoo Shire


Building member details

Boards (non-structural)

Target design life (years):

Properties for [spruce-pine-fir (spf)]

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Standard trade name spruce-pine-fir (spf)
Botanical name Picea, Pinus, Abies spp.
Synonyms NA
Origin North America,
Schedule Schedule A
Hardwood No
Density (kg/m3) 405-570
Durability above-ground (4)
Durability in-ground (4)
Hardness VS, S, F
Joint dry (JD) JD5
Joint green (JG) J6
Strength dry (SD) (SD8)
Strength green (SG) (S7)
Bushfire resisting No
Lyctine susceptibility NS
Termite resistance NR
Advisory codes A2, A5

Target design life, hazard zones and conditions for use

Botanical name Picea, Pinus, Abies spp.
5 years above-ground Approved
15 years protected C16
15 years Above-ground:A Approved
15 years Above-ground:B Approved
15 years Above-ground:C Approved
15 years Above-ground:D H3!
15 years In-ground:A H4!
15 years In-ground:B H4!
15 years In-ground:C H4!
15 years In-ground:D H4!
Botanical name Picea, Pinus, Abies spp.
50 years protected C16
50 years Above-ground:A H3!
50 years Above-ground:B H3!
50 years Above-ground:C H3!
50 years Above-ground:D H3!
50 years In-ground:A H5!
50 years In-ground:B H5!
50 years In-ground:C H5!
50 years In-ground:D H5!