AS 1720 Timber Structures - Western Australia


You may need to comply with this standard if you intend to use timber structures in electrical networks.

This standard provides:

  • code of practice for the design and acceptance of timber structures and elements, and includes design methods and design data appropriate for commonly encountered structural elements and materials and requirements to be met for specification of the design, installation and maintenance of timber structures
  • a list of structural timbers and their properties, and an extensive explanation of the list.

This standard comprises:

  • AS 1720.1-2010 Timber structures - Design methods
  • AS 1720.2-2006 Timber structures - Timber properties.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Electricity Act 1945 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Electricity (Network Safety) Regulations 2015 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

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Contact details

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Western Australia
Operating address: Mason Bird Building
Level 1
303 Sevenoaks Street
Cannington, Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 100
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Phone: 1300 489 099
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