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IntroductionThis application guide provides
information on the specification, design, and construction of timber
decks used for domestic purposes. This includes decks associated
with Class 1 and 10 buildings as defined in the Building Code of
Australia. Decks in this category are designed to withstand
distributed loads of 3.0 kPa and point loads of 1.8 kN (refer to
AS1170.1 - note 1).
A typical domestic deck system is shown
in Figure 1 (under Construction Systems).
- Timber Manual, National Association of Forest Industries Ltd.,
- Residential Timber Decks, Timber Research and Development
Advisory Council, Brisbane.
1. AS1170 Structural design actions -
Permanent, imposed and other actions, Standards Australia,