Design Guides

Welcome to the SmartFrame Design Guide section of the Tilling Timber website.

This page contains our current and up-to-date Design Guides and Installation manuals for all SmartFrame products.

If you are looking for span tables or load tables please refer to the relevant product’s Design Guide. Our Design Guides assist in the selection of various Tilling products for most of the common structural arrangements met in domestic construction. Methods of developing lateral restraint and providing adequate support, adequate anchorage against wind uplift, and overall structural stability are outside the scope of these publications. Information on the above matters can be obtained from Australian Standards or from a structural engineer experienced in timber construction.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, Tilling Timber Pty Ltd have structural engineers at the SmartFrame Design Centre, who can be contacted for advice on all matters concerning the use of its engineered timber products in timber construction. Please contact us via email at or via the Tech Support Helpline 1300 668 690.


All load tables in these documents are designed using in-grade tested properties of the various materials distributed by Tilling Timber Pty Ltd. Other manufacturers’ may have different properties and therefore cannot be designed using these span tables.


Copyright of this publication remains the property of Tilling Timber Pty Ltd, and reproduction of the whole or part of this publication without written permission from Tilling Timber Pty Ltd is prohibited.

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F22 SmartBrace Design Guide 2023 Edition 1 3.37 MB Download
SmartEdge Brochure 2017 1.84 MB Download
SmartForm Design Guide 2023 6.11 MB Download
SmartFrame Consumer Warranty 0.62 MB Download
SmartFrame Design Service Standard Terms and Conditions 0.54 MB Download
SmartFrame H2 25 Year Guarantee 2017 0.63 MB Download
Red Alert Sub Floor Brochure 2020 0.79 MB Download
SmartJoist Design Guide 2021 Edition 2 14.77 MB Download
SmartLam GL10C Design Guide 2022 Edition 1 9.8 MB Download
SmartLam GL13C Design Guide 2011 Edition 1 1.11 MB Download
SmartLam GL13S Design Guide 2018 Edition 1 1.52 MB Download
SmartLam GLT15C Design Guide 2022 Edition 2 8.5 MB Download
SmartLam GLT15S Design Guide 2022 Edition 2 8.54 MB Download
SmartLam GL17C Design Guide 2019 Edition 1 1.63 MB Download
SmartLam GL17S Design Guide 2018 Edition 1 6.21 MB Download
SmartLam GL18C Design Guide 2019 Edition 1 5.85 MB Download
SmartLam GL19C Design Guide 2021 Edition 1 6.57 MB Download
SmartLam GL19S Design Guide 2022 Edition 1 8.89 MB Download
SmartLVL10 Design Guide 2024 Ed 3 8.88 MB Download
SmartLVL 12 Framing 2019 Edition 1 1.31 MB Download
SmartLVL 12 Framing VIC 2019 Edition 1 1.24 MB Download
SmartLVL 12 Roof Batten 2019 Edition 1 1.02 MB Download
SmartLVL 12 Studs 2019 Edition 1 1.36 MB Download
SmartLVL13 Design Guide 2021 Edition 1 6.84 MB Download
SmartLVL 13 Design Guide 2019 Edition 1 (WA Only) 6.5 MB Download
SmartLVL 14 Design Guide 2022 Edition 2 8.34 MB Download
SmartLVL 15 Design Guide 2021 Edition 1 9.5 MB Download
SmartLVL 16 Brochure 2019 1.4 MB Download
SmartLVL 19 Design Guide 2016 Edition 1 7.55 MB Download
SmartPlank Design Guide 2012 Edition 2 0.72 MB Download
TecBeam / TecSlab Flyer 0.79 MB Download
Tecbeam Design Guide 2019 Edition 1 5.29 MB Download
Tecbeam Installation Guide 2016 Edition 1 0 MB Download
Tilling Termite Resistant LVL Guarantee 2016 0.18 MB Download
SmartFrame Floor Fixing Detail Booklet 2.38 MB Download
SmartFrame TecBeam Fixing Detail Booklet 0.82 MB Download
SmartFrame Roof Fixing Detail Booklet 0.61 MB Download
SmartFrame Certification Of Compliance 2019-2022 0.65 MB Download
SmartFrame Certification Of Compliance 2022-2025 0.65 MB Download