CODE HISTORY

AS 1684.2-2010 Residential timber-framed construction
superceeds
AS 1684.2-1999 Residential timber-framed construction

The Timber Framing Code AS 1684.2-1999 Residential timber-framed construction has been used for this suject

The major revisions of AS 1684.2-1992 are:

  • Revised/new structural grades for timber (MGP grades included)
  • Provisions catering for open plan living (lager spans), wider openings and bigger rooms.
  • Recognition of a wider range of high wind and cyclonic design
  • Special 'engineered' and fabricated timber products.
"Old & New Code compared"
AS 1684-1992
AS 1684.4-1999
Section
Pages
Section
Pages
Scope General
1
7
1
9
Terminology and Definition
N/A
N/A
2
9
Substructure
2
6
3
5
Floor Framing
3
12
4
9
Flooring
5
6
Wall Framing
4
21
6
13
Roof framing
5
14
7
22
Bracing
in Wall framing
N/A
8
15
Fixing requirements
6
8
9
13
Appendixes
F-Grades
F-Grades +
MGP-Grades

The opposite Table compares the old Standard with the simplified Part 4 of the new Standard. Part 2 and Part 3 is more versatile; some additional calculations are needed mainly for load width, load area and wind-bracing.

Please note that for the subject Timber Framing Code SIN 27741 (ABC105)
AS 1684.2 Part 2 - 1999 Non-cyclonic areas will be used. Buy the Looseleaf standard instead of the Hardcopy because it includes all amendments that have been made.

AS1684-2010 is the latest version of the Timber Framing Code

Unforunately the 1999 edition is hard to get holt off.

The Table below shows the comparission of the old 1992 & 1999 edition with the current 2010 edition. As can be seen the current edition is a major amendment.