Sustainable timber potential for Northland, New Zealand

  • YEAR
    2010
  • AUTHORS
    Newman, Neil
    Francis, Kerry
  • CATEGORIES
    2010 Conference Papers

Extract

This paper explores the feasibility and potential use of locally grown timber alternatives to chemically
treated Pinus radiata for domestic construction in the Northland region. Current and potential locally
grown alternative timber resources are initially identified through direct contact with local forest
managers, sawmill operators, and timber suppliers. This is followed by an investigation and description
of the characteristics specific to each of the available timbers. Finally, the paper discusses the
implications of using the timbers within domestic construction, and examines what methods are
available for architects to use these timbers within the current framework of the New Zealand Building
Code.

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