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    Hi there.

    This is probably a question in regards to the standard/code for Deck and Pergolas Construction.
    I have here the book "The Australian Decks & Pergolas Construction Manual" in two editions 6th and 7th - which I reckon is the latest.

    I noticed a massive change on the tables between different editions, for example some random picks:

    For a pergola beam dimensioning:
    1) beam span 2400mm, rafter span 2400 (single), F7:
    - 6th Edition 125x38mm
    - 7th Edition 125x75mm

    2) beam span 3600mm, rafter span 6000 (single), F17:
    - 6th Edition 2/120x45, 2/140x35, 170x35
    - 7th Edition 2/240x45

    Anything to support those changes? I was quite intrigued by the deltas between the two books.

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    Global warming.


    I have the 5th edition (2010) and same as per 6th from what you have posted.
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    The 7th edition is current. The 6th edition is now placed down the back of the author's pants


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    Quote Originally Posted by MecAut View Post
    Hi there.

    Anything to support those changes?
    I have a copy of that along with the The Australian Series I reference the details only
    Those books & span table now require engineering certification for the Building Application (BA)
    Basically the underlying australian standards AS1720 Timber Structures
    have changed
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