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Timber fact sheet

Location details

Brisbane City


Building member details

Barge boards

Target design life (years):

Properties for [softwoods, Australian]

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Standard trade name softwoods, Australian
Botanical name mostly Pinus & Araucaria spp. (excluding cypress)
Synonyms NA
Origin Australia,
Central Queensland
Schedule Schedule A
Hardwood No
Density (kg/m3) 435-625
Durability above-ground (4)
Durability in-ground (4)
Hardness VS, S, F
Joint dry (JD) JD5
Joint green (JG) J4
Strength dry (SD) (SD7)
Strength green (SG) (S6)
Bushfire resisting No
Lyctine susceptibility NS
Termite resistance NR
Advisory codes A2, A4, A5

Target design life, hazard zones and conditions for use

Botanical name mostly Pinus & Araucaria spp. (excluding cypress)
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 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 mostly Pinus & Araucaria spp. (excluding cypress)
50 years protected Approved
50 years Above-ground:A C16, H3!
50 years Above-ground:B C16, H3!
50 years Above-ground:C C16, H3!
50 years Above-ground:D C16, 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!