As the demand for recycled timber increases across commercial and residential projects within Australia, the need for an industry wide standard has never been more important.
The recently released Interim Industry Standard for Recycled Timber offers manufacturers, suppliers and users specific grading guidelines.
Published by the Forest and Wood Products Australia, the primary objective of the guidelines is to provide the Australian recycled timber industry with a professional, consistent standard.
The two guidelines available outline the requirements for visually grading recycled hardwood timber intended for Structural Use and Decorative Applications.
The guidelines address key points and considerations in addition to general, product and grading requirements.
Although green star and environmentally friendly buildings have long advocated for the use of recycled hardwood, this is the first time visual grading rules have been developed for recycled timber in Australia.
Kennedy’s is proud to have played a role in initiating, drafting and producing these timely documents.
All Kennedy’s recycled timbers are now graded and supplied according to the standards, with independent third party assessment available.
Our Timber Grading Team have become well versed in grading and hand selecting each piece of timber we supply to our valued clientele.
The guidelines are the perfect tool for every architect, designer and builder.
Kennedy’s encourages all within the industry to embrace the interim standard, ensuring a benchmark for quality for recycled timber consumers.FWPA Recycled Visual Graded Products FWPA_Recycled_Structural Graded Products