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Welcome to the New Zealand Timber Design Society website

The New Zealand Timber Design Society consists of people interested in timber design. Members include engineers, architects, manufacturers, contractors, designers and many others both in New Zealand and around the world.

The New Zealand Timber Design Society exists to foster the designed use of timber. This is achieved by:

  • Providing a forum for members for the collection, collation and dissemination of knowledge about the appropriate use of timber in all its forms.

  • Promotion of new ideas for the use of timber in all areas of design.

  • Designing environmentally sound uses of timber.

  • Fostering research into uses of timber.

  • Encouraging interaction between groups interested in timber production, design and use.

  • Encouraging excellence in design.

  • The provision of design aids.

The purpose of this site is to put tools and information in the hands of designers of timber buildings. You can find that information on our resources page.


You should consider joining the Timber Design Society if you are involved with the structural use of timber.

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Timber Design Guide 2007

This book is an essential reference for all architects and engineers designing in structural timber. Click here.

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Timber Design Society Research Scholarship

The New Zealand Timber Design Society invites applications from suitable persons for a New Zealand Timber Design Society Scholarship. More

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Webinar Recordings

We host monthly technical webinars to offer learning and upskilling to our members. You can view all previous recordings here.

Upcoming events

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