FWPA Building Innovations

Floor/Wall/Roof Systems

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  • Kielsteg

    Kielsteg involves wide panel elements with very good spanability of up to 30 metres. The panels have a high strength module consisting of trimmed timber top and bottom belts with ply or OSB webs.... Read More

  • Kerto

    Kerto is produced from 3mm rotary-peeled Spruce veneers glued together to form a continuous billet. There are different variants of the base product including: Kerto-S: suited to deliver long... Read More

  • Hinged Roofs

    Deep raftered casettes or structural timber panels are made into gable roof segments in a factory environment. A hinge mechanism is used to join opposing roof planes along the ridge line (apex).... Read More

  • HIB plywood block panels

    Advanced prefab wall panel/block using cavity construction via two opposing composite timber skins. The two faces of the block are held together by “plates” (similar to very narrow jack... Read More

  • Expan Quiet Floors

    Panelised floor system that includes two variants: The timber only version uses LVL beams coupled with either an invertible upper or lower timber floor plate. Future development of ths system... Read More

  • Cross Laminated Timber

    Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) refers to panels made up of boards laid in transverse layers capable of two way spanning action. Fabrication of large wall and floor elements is possible and though... Read More

  • Cree multi-storey timber building system

    Cree (via its manifestation in the “life-cycle tower project“) represents a hybrid timber-concrete construction system that is more advanced than many other timber oriented systems, in so far... Read More

  • Carter Holt Harvey Panelised Wall System

    Panelised wall system originally developed for remote housing applications. It uses standard wall framing with plywood sheathing – all fabricated offsite. The systems allows fast progress to... 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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