Spotted gum is an excellent multipurpose timber. It has traditionally been used in high impact situations as handles of striking tools such as axes and hammers. It is also one of the best species for preservative treated poles and has been used in ship and boat building, decorative and hard-wearing flooring and heavy construction.
Mixed Forest Reds
Forest Reds is a blend of medium to large hardwoods harvested from the coastal regions. Timber colour ranging from pale pinks to deep rich reds, which when blended in flooring, give a particularly warm, luxurious appearance.
Vitex/New Guinea Teak
Vitex produces a beautiful olive-grey wood with an attractive banded or striped pattern on quarter-sawn faces. Often referred to as New Guinea teak, having similar properties and uses to that of teak (Tectona grandis), and belonging to the same family of Verbenaceae. Many trees are of relatively poor form, being heavily fluted in the bole, thus minimising sawn recovery. The wood is distinctly greasy to the touch.
Balau is a hardwood native to Asia where, given its durability, it is widely used within the construction industry. Over recent years it has significantly increased in popularity in both Europe and America, with high end customers recognizing the attributes that make it particularly suitable for use in decking. Its colouration has also brought it to the fore of the market, as its light to mid browns and sandy red/oranges give it an eye-catching, contemporary look, particularly when wet.
Northen Box decking is an imported decking board which is often likened to brush box.This decking board is also known as pelawan and is a very durable and hard timber. Northern box wood is great for external decking.
There are some good reasons for using treated pine decking. Firstly, treated pine decking is an extremely consistent material as each piece used in the deck (bearers, joists, decking boards etc) is virtually the same dimension. This makes it much easier to ensure that the deck is perfectly straight and level. Treated pine decking is also very easy to nail, making building the deck or replacing boards very easy. A nail gun is ideal for treated pine decking boards.
The colour of sawn timber may be either brown, red/brown or orange brown. Sapwood is paler and not clearly defined from truewood. The grain is usually straight but occassionally deeply interlocked. It is virtually unfigured. Texture is fine and even. It is non lustrous and non siliceous. It has a distinct iodine like odour that is persistent.
The heartwood can range in colour from dark chocolate through to pale fawns. The sapwood is a pale yellow. Cypress is easily distinguishable with its feature of black or dark coloured knot holes contrasting with the heartwood and sapwood. It also has a distinctive smell which is quite noticeable when the timber is freshly installed or sanded.
Kapur wood exhibits a class 2 durability, making it ideal for use in general construction. It makes an attractive material for flooring and staircases. The timber is also highly prized for external joinery, in particular for door and window sills, as it is resistant to decay when fully exposed to the weather.
Silvertop Ash is a hardwood so is very durable but still easy to tool and nail. It is, however, prone to splintering so care must be taken when nailing and sanding. Likewise, Silvertop Ash is not termite resistant, so all boards must be well treated before installation and regularly maintained.
Jarrah is a high density and extremely hardwearing hardwood, which ranges in colours from dark pink to deep reddish browns. With an even texture and interlocking grain, Jarrah reflects light to give great lustre and depth to its appearance, while highlighting the natural characteristics.
A Jarrah Floor is the perfect choice to complement any interior space and will provide many years of lasting beauty.
Deep in the forests of southern eastern Australia, the trees are affected by wildfires, years of drought, attack by insects, the occasional flood and winds so strong that the trees stunt their growth to cope with the environment. It is from these trees that Australian Wormy Chestnut is born with each piece showing nature's signature. Deep red gum veins formed by fire, ambrosia beetle marks, pin holes and squiggly worm marks are all reflected in Australian Wormy Chestnut.
Marri is a pale yellow to light brown to reddish brown timber that is most recognisable for its black feature veins. There is an increasing market for ' feature grade' timber for furniture use. The timber has been used in general construction, case manufacture, tool handles, sporting goods and oars. Preservative treated material is useful for piles, poles and fence posts.
Comprehensive Range of Oregon
Traditionally, Oregon pine was used in mast building due to its ability to resist bending loads without fracturing. This was based on using older native forest wood with a high number of growth rings per inch. This sort of wood is seldom available new but can be sourced from merchants dealing in recycled timber. Large-sized Oregon pine, as used in beams, is inclined to split as it dries, like oak, but this does not reduce its strength.