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Timber fact sheet

Location details

Brisbane City


Building member details

Barge boards

Target design life (years):

Properties for [redwood]

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Standard trade name redwood
Botanical name Sequoia sempervirens
Synonyms NA
Origin North America
Schedule Schedule C
Hardwood No
Density (kg/m3) 440
Durability above-ground (1)
Durability in-ground (2)
Hardness VS
Joint dry (JD) JD5
Joint green (JG)
Strength dry (SD) (SD7)
Strength green (SG) (S5)
Bushfire resisting No
Lyctine susceptibility NS
Termite resistance R
Advisory codes

Target design life, hazard zones and conditions for use

Botanical name Sequoia sempervirens
5 years above-ground Approved
15 years protected Approved
15 years Above-ground:A Approved
15 years Above-ground:B Approved
15 years Above-ground:C Approved
15 years Above-ground:D Approved
15 years In-ground:A Approved
15 years In-ground:B C2
15 years In-ground:C C3
15 years In-ground:D C4
Botanical name Sequoia sempervirens
50 years protected Approved
50 years Above-ground:A Approved
50 years Above-ground:B Approved
50 years Above-ground:C Approved
50 years Above-ground:D Approved
50 years In-ground:A C1
50 years In-ground:B C7
50 years In-ground:C C8
50 years In-ground:D C9