Building Regulations All of the following are requirements that are current or proposed building regulations within all levels of governments throughout Australia. CCA and LOSP treatments are to be avoided.
Building Regulations Timber is not to be used in bushfire prone areas. Use only plantation timbers from Australian farms. Imported timber must be from a sustainable managed source.
Actual Council Regs Examples Treatment Timber. Avoid the use of copper chrome arsenic (CCA) because of the carcinogenic effect of arsenic. Light organic solvent preservatives (LOSPs) should also be avoided to VOC emissions (EPA, 2003) DCP 30, Willoughby Council
Actual Council Regs Examples Avoid composite wood products, such as fibreboard (MDF), particleboard, plywood, containing synthetic resins and formaldehyde. DCP 30, Willoughby Council No external timber to be exposed on the façade of buildings. NSW Rural Fire Service