Kōrero: Radiata pine

Radiata pine house framing

Radiata pine house framing

Since the 1950s radiata pine has been used as the framework of most New Zealand houses. With the exception of a period between 1990 and 2004, the timber has been chemically treated to guard against boring insects, fungal decay, or both. In the 1990s some houses were built with radiata pine that had been kiln-dried but not chemically treated. This practice was discontinued in 2004, when it became apparent that the timber was not durable if it became wet.

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Photograph by Evelyn Cullen

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Berg, 'Radiata pine - Uses of pine timber', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16852/radiata-pine-house-framing (accessed 18 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Peter Berg, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008