FWPA Building Innovations

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  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

    SIP panels consist of an insulating foam core, sandwiched between two structural facings typically made from oriented strand board (OSB). The panels come in standard sizes commonly ranging from... Read More

  • SodraSmart

    SödraSmart is a manufactured timber framing member that can be used as a non-load bearing stud or plate for wall framing. The component is made of 3 pieces of timber glued together in a “C”... Read More

  • Smartroof attic storage and room space

    This technology derives from the inexpensive provision of attic storage and room spaces as a design theme. The theme is common in Europe and North America. Roof piches are typically lower in... Read More

  • PHB wall and ceiling planks

    Glued laminated timber planks are glue bonded in conjunction with a double tongue and groove system. The planks range from 100 to 200mm thick and 120 to 560mm wide. They are claimed to be easy to... Read More

  • Mid ply shear wall

    Wood frame construction has evolved to include 3 or 4 storey multi-family residence. Large, long span openings and the use of concrete toppings have become common practice but these new... Read More

  • MHM Solid wood Wall

    A massive solid wood wall (can be floor also) consists of random width, dried 24mm thick boards. The boards are pre-processed with a specially developed cutterhead which cuts a 3mm step groove on... Read More

  • Massive timber systems Die Brettstapelbauweise

    This version of Brettstapel uses massive timber plate elements which are premanufactured automatically by mostly using aluminium nails to hold boards together. Other manufacturers in the market... Read More

  • Lignotrend Timber Systems

    Lignotrend involves panel elements created using several timber layers with the grain direction perpendicular to each neighbouring layer. The layers are cleverly arranged achieving hollow wall... Read More

  • Lignatur Floor/Ceiling Plate System

    Lignatur is a hollow box system forming a timber equivalent of pre-cast concrete planks about 1.0m wide. Planks can be joined together to form floor/ceiling plates but evenso, the system is... Read More

  • Leno – Massiv Timber Systems

    Leno®-Massiv timber systems involve massive elements (plates) created with fingerjointed long boards which are glued together in several layers. As in plywood, the grain direction of the layers... Read More

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Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA), a not for profit company, is the Australian forestry and wood  products industry’s service provider, investing in research and development, and providing research results and generic promotions to the Australoian industry. FWPA aims to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood products industry through innovation, investment in effective and relevant R&D and communication of the results to stakeholders. Read more about FWPA at www.fwpa.com.au

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Level 11, 10-16 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Phone: +61 3 9927 3200
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