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Roundwood Applications

Roundwood poles have a wide range of uses in engineered applications, including pole foundations for buildings, pole frame houses, poles in industrial buildings and non-building uses such as retaining walls, fencing and wind shelter structures. p oles are also widely used for transmission lines, bridges and marine structures

The information provided in the document Roundwood Applications (.pdf) has been taken from the New Zealand Timber Design Guide 2007, published by the Timber Industry Federation and edited by Professor A H Buchanan. To purchase a copy of the Timber Design Guide, visit