2015/079: Regarding the code compliance of CCA treated laminated veneer lumber
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The applicant has applied for a determination on whether CCA treated laminated veneer lumber (LVL) as supplied by the manufacturer is suitable for use as structural framing members in situations where hazard class H3.2 or less would be used. The application is not in respect of building work at a particular site or situation, but considers the LVL as supplied by the manufacturer, and with the following parameters:
- The LVL is manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 4357:2005;
- The LVL is CCA treated in accordance with AS1604.4:2012 to H3;
- The LVL is used as structural framing in situations where H3.2 is specified.
The matter for determination under section 177(1)(a) of the Act is therefore whether LVL supplied by the manufacturer, when manufactured and treated as described above, would comply with Clause B2.3.1(a) of the Building Code (First Schedule, Building Regulations 1992) when used as structural framing in situations where H3.2 or less is specified.