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Timber fact sheet

Location details

Palm Island Aboriginal Shire

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Building member details

Battens (External wall)

Environment:
Target design life (years):

Properties for [taun]

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Standard trade name taun
Botanical name Pometia spp.
Synonyms NA
Origin Asia-Pacific
Schedule Schedule C
Hardwood Yes
Density (kg/m3) 700
Durability above-ground (2)
Durability in-ground 3
Hardness F
Joint dry (JD) JD3
Joint green (JG) J3
Strength dry (SD) (SD4)
Strength green (SG) (S3)
Bushfire resisting No
Lyctine susceptibility (SL)
Termite resistance NR
Advisory codes

Target design life, hazard zones and conditions for use

Botanical name Pometia spp.
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 C5
15 years In-ground:B C5
15 years In-ground:C C5
15 years In-ground:D C5
Botanical name Pometia spp.
50 years protected Approved
50 years Above-ground:A Approved
50 years Above-ground:B Approved
50 years Above-ground:C H3!
50 years Above-ground:D H3!
50 years In-ground:A H5!
50 years In-ground:B C7
50 years In-ground:C C9
50 years In-ground:D C9