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External Timber Newsletter
From timber technology leader Deckwood Australia

External Timber Newsletters
Collated and edited by external timber veteran Ted Stubbersfield, these informative and practical articles keep you in touch with developments in timber technology for outdoor structures. Subscribe now to receive these free email newsletters - published most months.

2019 External Timber Newsletters

September 2019
Whoever Thought Plastic Decking was a Good Idea, Don't Leave Your CPD Points to the Last Minute, Updated Timber Queensland Decking Guides, Narrow Floor Boards - A Reminder, Timber Resources & Consultant (940 KB PDF)

August 2019
Decent Door Supplier Found; Never Purchase Treated Pine on Price; Should Have Used Concrete Not Timber; Coastal Decks Course Verdict is in; CPD Courses (840 KB PDF)

July 2019
I Learn Something New Every Time, Know a Decent Door Supplier? Wishful Thinking Verses Planning to Succeed, Stagger Your Screw Line, Coastal Decks Course verdict, CPD Courses (630 KB PDF)

June 2019
Commercial Handrail Detailing, Putting Form Before Function, Simple but Stunning Use of Battens, Verdict on my Coastal Decks Course, New CPD Course Now Available Through eClassroom (1 MB PDF)

May 2019
Timber: is There a Better Product? Use of Larch in Australia, Spreading the Word in Canberra, Costal Deck Course, New CPD Course Now Available Through eClassroom (800 KB PDF)

April 2019
Deadly Sin No 2, Covered Bridges Really Work, This Seat Suits All Age Groups, Costal Deck Course, New CPD Course Through eClassroom (1.2 MB PDF)

March 2019
Jimna Fire Tower - Deadly Sin No 6, A boardwalk that planned to succeed, Deck & Boardwalk Design Essentials Book - Free Upgrade, Timber Structures Course, Costal Deck Course, Continuing Professional Development Courses (750 KB PDF)

February 2019
Deadly Sin No 7: Get Durability Ratings Right, Oils ain’t oils & wood ain’t wood, New Costal Deck Course, CPD Courses including the new: Footbridge Fundamentals (380 KB PDF)

January 2019
A ‘Dear Lord give me strength’ moment, When is kiln dried timber not kiln dried, guide to wood construction systems, This may make a steel joist work, Continuing Professional Development Courses, New CPD Course: Footbridge Fundamentals. (1 MB PDF)

2018 External Timber Newsletters

December 2018
Rethinking Robinia Playground Equipment, Slip Resistance - New Publication, This May Make A Steel Joist work, New CPD Course, Footbridge Fundamentals, Timber Consultant (1MB PDF)

November 2018
Grading Timber in a Venetian Palace, Don’t Specify Another Bollard Till You Read This Guide, A Reminder About Steel Deck Joists, National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life (500KB PDF)

October 2018
AILA Gold Coast Conference Eco Tour, Are You Purchasing for Durability? External Timber Furniture - All You Need to Know, Solomons Cyclone & Earthquake Resistant Building, FWPA Timber Bollard Guide, New Timber species App, New CPD Course - Footbridge Fundamentals (760KB PDF)

September 2018
New Guide: External Timber Furniture, CPD Courses: How Not to do a Timber Joint, Attractive Project Using E4 Eclipse Bollards, Encouragement From a Potato Field (480KB PDF)

August 2018
CPD courses, Don’t specify external timber by F Grade, Don’t use dressed face decking externally, Footbridge inspections, Architectural Batten Guide - Free Update, Strengthening BCRC links in Melbourne (900KB PDF)

July 2018
Another Great Timber Structure at Toohey Forest Park (2), Strengthening BCRC Links in Melbourne, Economical & Speedy Bridge Replacement, Facebook business page launched(1.9MB PDF)

June 2018
Another Great Timber Structure at Toohey Forest Park (1), Your Design Sins Will Find You Out, Fire Retardant Coatings Code of Practice Released, Need Urgent Help With Images (940KB PDF)

May 2018
Protect Your Top Surfaces, Design Sins Will Find You Out, Early Boardwalk Revisited, Late June Melbourne Availablilty, Help with Images, CPD Courses (1.2MB PDF)

April 2018
Long Span Decks - Avoid Trip Hazards, Are your decks self-cleaning? Another Failed Plastic Deck, Japan’s Kurata Co excels with Spotted Gum, Discounted Guides Offer Ending. (1.5MB PDF)

March 2018
Design Guides Offer, Controlling T&G Flooring gaps, Plyscraper Age, Late June Melbourne Availability, Help with Images, CPD Courses (280KB PDF)

February 2018
Predrilling Joists for Screws Critical, Melbourne Reader’s Note, Urgent Image Help Wanted, Timber Treatments do not Repel Insects, Timber Guide - Special offer! (360KB PDF)

January 2018
You Too Can Build an Oscar Worthy Timber Bridge; Identifying Lyctus attack; Limitations of Visual Stress Grading (360KB PDF)

2017 External Timber Newsletters

December 2017
Another Deck Collapse, How to Confirm Correct Treatment Achieved, Grading Timber Importance, 30 Year Old Mangrove Boardwalk lessons, External Furniture Book & more… (470KB PDF)

November 2017
Should Decks Be Load Limited? Pre-oil Your Decks?, The Customer Isn’t Always Right, Timber Garden Retaining Walls, External Furniture book, Timber Bridge Maintenance, Restoration & Inspection (340KB PDF)

October 2017
Writing External Furniture Book; New Plywood Book; Is Recycled Timber Seasoned? Be Careful Choosing Your Species;Timber Bridge Maintenance, Restoration & Inspection. (600KB PDF)

September 2017
Be Careful With Ply Fences, What’s needed in Wood Encouragement Policy, Cairns Regional Council sets Standard for Preservation, Consultancy Arrangements - Important Changes, CPD Courses (600KB PDF)

August 2017
Important Consultancy Arrangements Changes, ‘It Seemed a Good Idea At the Time’, Something Else That Seemed A Good Idea, Wood Encouragement Policy - A Mixed Blessing? And Mareeba Shire Turns to Timber Bridges over Concrete (1MB PDF)

July 2017
A Reminder about Pine, Choosing Timber by Colour - a Lesson from Japan, City of Gold Coast Builds an Outstanding Deck, What Decking Profile is That? Continuing Professional Development Courses (480KB PDF)

June 2017
Keep Your Deck Looking Good & Protected, Commercial Decks - Joining Decking, Timber Sound Sculptures (560KB PDF)

May 2017
Cyclone & Earthquake Resistant Timber Library; Dodgy Treatment - Jack’s Rant; When is H3 not H3?; Timber Joints - Everything you need to know. (560KB PDF)

April 2017
‘Monstrosity in Barcaldine’, How NOT to install a post, Sons of Gwalia Headframe Restoration, 5 out of 10 Landing, Timber Resources (900KB PDF)

March 2017
Timber Joints (new book), A Decent Garden Wall, Timber Deck lifespans, Stump Caps, Case History: RothoBlass Headquarters, Italy. (1.4MB PDF)

February 2017
Using Heart in Timber, Case History: US Salt Shed, Span Chart Software, Interesting read for carpenters, Timber Education opportunities align. (1.0MB PDF)

January 2017
Canberra Finally Made Safe, Choosing Correct Decking Fasteners, ‘Natural Images’ E-Newsletter launched. (1.2MB PDF)

2016 External Timber Newsletters

December 2016
Choosing Correct Decking Fastener, Tube Nuts - An Old Bridge Revisited, Largest Timber Gable Truss in Australia, Ted’s external timber books (1.5MB PDF)

November 2016
Correct Decking Fastener selection; Free Book! Decking width/thickness Ratio; New Guidelines for Corroding Galvanised Joist Hanger; 3 new Wood Solutions Technical Guides (1.0MB PDF)

October 2016
Using coconut wood, Mid-rise developments - New guide, A fan of Tanacoat, Full-day timber seminar, Trusses - a brief history (1.6MB PDF)

September 2016
More on Galvanised or Stainless Fasteners, Hardwood, Pine & Cypress: Differences, Plastic Decking with Termites, CPD - You know you have to do it (1.1MB PDF)

August 2016
Galvanised or Stainless Fasteners? Zurich’s Tamedia Building, Revised Standard AS/NZS 1170.2, Courses from Wood Research & Development, The Two Henry Fords of Housing, They’re Not Using Shipping Containers Are They? (1.1MB PDF)

July 2016
What Brand Paint should I Use? More on Galvanised Bolts; Designing, Workshop - Specifying & Building Timber Structures; The State of Timber Research in Australia (1.6MB PDF)

June 2016
Galvanised Bolts, Australian Timber Research, Tropical Timber book, Self Drilling Screws - Problems ahead (1.8MB PDF)

May 2016
New Book on Timber Joints, Non-durable timber last 100+ years, Timber bollards not aging gracefully (2.4MB PDF)

April 2016
Recycled Timber - Political Correctness? Large timber structure: follow-up, Everything fencing (1.9MB PDF)

April 2016 (Special edition)
Massive Timber buildings, large & unusual timber bridges, some old some new! (1.2MB PDF)

March 2016
A Reminder about Sleepers; How to Measure End Splits; World’s Largest Timber Structure (1.5MB PDF)

February 2016
Hardwood Posts in Concrete: reminder, Timber Queensland Seminar, Fencing Brackets, New Fence Book, What to do with a Good Idea (1.3MB PDF)

January 2016
Deckwood price reduction, Why so hard to do the Right Thing? (680KB PDF)

2015 External Timber Newsletters

December 2015
Same plans - two different products, Expert Witness, decay in treated pine (1.2MB PDF)

November 2015
Designing for the Local Climate, Some basics about Boardwalks/Decks (880KB PDF)

October 2015
Timber Footbridges book published, Pre-made riser and stair kits & Bollards - Let the buyer beware; (1MB PDF)

September 2015
Timber Footbridges pending publication; Using Laminated Beams and LVL Beams externally (700KB PDF)

August 2015
New timber publication, Ensure verandah joist life, Architectural Timber Battens, Bolt-down HD Bollards (1MB PDF)

July 2015
Changes to Traffic Barriers & Bollards, When to Use Stainless Bolts & Brackets (880KB PDF)

June 2015
New Prestige Bollard Released, Inspect Timber Research Facilities, and Feedback on Deficient Timber Standards (650KB PDF)

May 2015
Where is Timber Construction Headed? (1.2MB PDF)

April 2015
Domestic Deck: Nail or screw? And Log Footbridges (600KB PDF)

March 2015
Standards You Can Drive a Bus Through! (730KB PDF)

February 2015
50mm Decking joists - a reminder. Flinders Range of park furniture expanded & improved (1MB PDF)

January 2015
Durability of Thermally Modified Wood (730KB PDF)

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