Terms and conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to all users of the NZ Wood website operated by Woodco. By viewing and using the website you are deemed to agree to the following terms and conditions, without limitation or qualification. Woodco reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time by notifying users of the existence of the amended terms and conditions through the website. By continuing to access the website, you agree to be bound by the amended terms and conditions.

Use of the Website

Liability and Disclaimer

Woodco has taken reasonable care to ensure that the information and the facts contained on the website are accurate and any opinions given are fair and reasonable. However, the website makes the information available to you as a general information service only. The information contained on, or provided through, the website has not been prepared by taking into account the particular objectives, situation or needs of any individual users. Accordingly, you should assess whether it is appropriate in light of your own objectives, situation and needs.

The information on the website may be based on assumptions or predictions and is subject to change without notice. For that reason Woodco strongly recommends that you confirm any information that relates to a particular product.

Woodco also recommends you consult a professional before proceeding with any project or acting on any of the information or material provided on the website.

If you enter into any project subsequent to accessing the website, you do so entirely in reliance on your own judgement and inquiries and not in reliance on any statements, warranties or representations made to you or to any other person by or on behalf of Woodco.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, Woodco and all of its officers, employees and representatives, excludes all responsibility relating in any way to the website or your use of the website including all express and implied warranties and representations.

Woodco and its officers, employees and representatives will not be responsible or liable, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any errors or misstatements or any loss or damage (whether direct, indirect, consequential, special loss or damage, loss of profits, savings or opportunity) arising in connection with the information on or your use of the website, however caused.

Indemnity

You will take all necessary action to defend and indemnify Woodco, its officers and employees against all loss, costs, expenses and damages suffered or incurred in connection with any claim brought by a third party against Woodco arising from a breach by you of any of these terms and conditions.

Copyright and Limited Reproduction Notices

The contents of the website are the copyright of Woodco, its suppliers (where relevant) and third parties. No part of the website may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose and you are not permitted to incorporate the material or any part of it in any other work or publication (whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form) without the prior written consent of Woodco. Further, you may not remove or alter any trademarks or logos that appear on any material on the website.

Linking

The contents of the website may include links to third party materials (Linked Sites). Woodco will not be responsible for the contents of any Linked Sites or liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage suffered by you from accessing, using, relying on or trading with third parties. The Linked Sites are provided to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any Linked Site does not imply any endorsement of it by Woodco or any association with its operators.

Woodco reserves the right to prohibit links to the website and you agree to remove or cease any link upon its request.

Framing

You may not frame any part of the website material by including advertising or other revenue generating material. Advertisements: In addition, any dealings with any advertiser appearing on the website are solely between you and the advertiser or other third party.Woodco is not responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.

General

If at any time Woodco does not enforce any of these terms or conditions or grants you time or other indulgence, it will not be construed as having waived that term or condition or its rights to later enforce that or any other term or condition. Further, if any part or provision of these terms and conditions is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or in conflict with the law, that part or provision is replaced with a provision which, as far as possible, accomplishes the original purpose of that part of provision.

The remaining terms and conditions will be binding on the parties.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of New Zealand. If you choose to access the website from a jurisdiction other than New Zealand, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of that jurisdiction.

 Acknowledgements

Woodco would like to acknowledge the original contributing authors to and reviewers of the Timber Design Guide 2007:

Forests and Wood: Andrew Karalus (Douglas fir Association)

Sawn Timber: Bryan Walford (Scion), Doug Gaunt (Scion)

Glulam: Owen Griffiths (McIntosh Timber Laminates)

LVL: Hank Bier, Ross Davison (Law Sue Davison), Andy Van Houtte (Nelson Pine Industries)

Roundwood: Bryan Walford

Panel Products: Warwick Banks (Carter Holt Harvey), Hank Bier

Fire Resistance: Hans Gerlich (Winstone Wallboards), Colleen Wade (BRANZ)

Acoustic Behaviour: Hans Gerlich (Winstone Wallboards), Grant Emms (Scion), Neville Hegley, Roger Halkyard (University of Auckland)

Design for Lateral Forces: Bruce Deam, Stefano Pampanin (University of Canterbury), Peter Hill (Hill Design)

Design Data: Bryan Walford (Scion), Doug Gaunt (Scion)

Timber Beams: David Reid, Massimo Fragiacomo (University of Sassari, Italy)

Timber Columns: David Reid, Massimo Fragiacomo (University of Sassari, Italy)

Pole Structures: Colin Nicholas (University of Auckland), Bryan Walford (Scion), John Reelick (UniLog)

Plywood Structures: Hank Bier, Warwick Banks (Carter Holt Harvey)

Timber Flooring: Massimo Fragiacomo (University of Sassari, Italy), David Yeoh (University of Canterbury), Ross Davison (Law Sue Davison), Warwick Banks (Carter Holt Harvey)

Nails and Screws: Bryan Walford

Bolted Connections: Bryan Walford