Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition
21 November 2012

The Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill 2012 passed through the Australian Federal Senate on 19 November and is now awaiting Royal Assent to be enacted. The Bill passed through the House of... Read in full

Timber House Piles
26 January 2012

We have heard that incorrectly specified timber is being used as house piles. Only piles that are produced in compliance with the standard NZS3605:Timber piles and poles for use in building will... Read in full

Dr Mick Hedley
05 May 2011

It is with great sadness that we record the passing of Dr Mick Hedley on 30 April 2011. Mick was a member of the Board of the Council and was also Chairman of the Council’s Technical... Read in full

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
10 January 2011

WOODmark licensees, in particular treaters of framing timbers, should now be looking to implement the provisions of the Standard Operating Procedures for timber treatment in their own systems. Our... Read in full

Standard Operating Procedure Trial
22 December 2010

15 December 2010 WPA, TIF & DBH have worked together over the last 18 months to put together new “Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)” for timber treatment and grading. The SOPs are part of a... Read in full

Standard Operating Procedure
20 December 2010

We held six workshops around the country last week to brief licensees about the SOP last week. While we had a good turnout to the workshops we accept that due to the time of year and shortness of... Read in full

Canterbury Quake Press Release
22 September 2010

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE NEW ZEALAND TIMBER INDUSTRY FEDERATION Friday 17 September 2010 Canterbury Quake Proves Timber Construction to Have the Best Structural Integrity and Safety. The NZ... Read in full

Single Hazard Class for Timber Framing
21 September 2010

Following discussions that have taken place over the last year and a half and the conduct of boron leaching trials by BRANZ, the Minister of Building and Construction has now released a consultation... Read in full

Standard Operating Procedures
20 September 2010

Over the past 20 months or so, industry wide Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for quality assurance management for the timber treatment industry have been under development under the auspices of... Read in full

Comment to ERMA re the update review of CCA conducted by Dr Bruce Graham, June 2009
01 December 2009

1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 The New Zealand Timber Preservation Council (NZTPC) is an organisation that: 1.1.1. Provides timber preservation quality assurance services to its licensed... Read in full

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