Proposed changes to the NCC could see expansion in the use of timber in the construction industry. The changes would see timber construction in buildings up to 8 storeys for apartments, hotels and offices.

The changes are being pushed by the Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) who have consulted with representatives from timber, building and insurance industries and met with regulatory bodies and specifically with fire authorities.

Entitled, The Proposal for Change to the National Construction Code Volume 1, if passed would boost the use of timber in the construction industry quite drastically.

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