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Hard Wood Timbers

Our expertise lies in building structures from reclaimed and recycled architectural timbers. We meticulously select distinctive sustainable hardwoods, including a diverse range of naturally durable options sourced from sustainable sources. Our offerings include everything from new decking made of recycled oak and hardwood flooring to prominent feature beams and trusses, ensuring a comprehensive array of materials for your project.

At the heart of our commitment to sustainable timber lies a fundamental belief: the natural environment should be nurtured, not exploited, to meet our timber needs. We embrace a holistic approach where every part of each tree finds purpose – from the robust beams to the smallest scraps. Our dedication extends to utilising locally reclaimed hardwood, meticulously fashioned into unique bespoke feature pieces.

Photos and information courtesy of our supplier Hardwood Timbers NZ



Blackbutt is an Australian hardwood that is commonly used for stuctural and exterior applications.

Class 1 durability (40+yrs) above ground. Class 2 durability (15 to 25 yrs) in ground untreated.

Common Uses:

Joinery, Decking, Mouldings, Stairs, Exterior and Interior, Pergolas, Rails and Balustrades Exterior and Interior., Exterior Cladding and Flooring.

The common name blackbutt came about due to the tree’s appearance after bushfire, whereby the buttress – or butt – was significantly darkened. It is also known as coastal blackbutt to distinguish it from the tableland species, New England blackbutt.

Due to its quick growth and versatility, blackbutt makes a good plantation timber. It is a commonly available commercial hardwood species in New South Wales and southern Queensland, often used for building framework.

Blackbutt can be stained, painted or polished but there can be issues with painting because of its tendency to surface check. The high extractives of mature wood can cause problems with some adhesives, but this is much less of an issue with young regrowth wood. These extractives can also cause staining on painted surfaces exposed to the weather. Blackbutt machines well but is only fair for steam bending.

A strong, durable hardwood, blackbutt can be used for a range of structural, exterior and interior applications including framework, decking, flooring and poles.

Spotted Gum


Spotted Gum is a premium Australian hardwood that is used widely in structural, exterior and internal applications. Class 1 Above Ground(40+yrs) Class 2 in ground(15 to 25yrs) Untreated.

Common Uses:

Decking, Exterior Cladding and Exterior Furniture , Posts, Beams, Sleepers, Pergolas, Retaining walls, Flooring, Bench tops, Interior feature timber, Mouldings and Stairs.

Spotted gum is one of Australia’s premium native hardwoods with a striking appearance and a high degree of natural durability and strength, making it an ideal timber for a variety of structural, exterior and interior applications. Architects and designers throughout the world value spotted gum timbers for their back-sawn grain structure, attractive markings and vibrant colour palette.

The species referred to as spotted gum vary in appearance but not in durability class or other properties. The heartwood ranges from light brown through to dark red-brown hues. Sapwood is usually white to light brown in colour. The presence of a wavy grain can produce an attractive fiddle-back figure. The wood has a slightly greasy feel, a characteristic that aids machining and boring. Spotted Gum components that are 18mm thick or greater do not require fire retardant treatment for use in construction in bush-fire prone areas.

If you love the natural look of natural hardwood timber as a part of a feature in your renovation or new build…

Contact dan to start the journey