Certified Timber Suppliers

When planning your next construction or DIY project, choose sustainable certified timber from Gowan Lea Timbers and do your part in a greener future!

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Do Your Part For A Greener Future

While trees are considered a renewable resource, it is important that the timber we use is sustainably sourced from well-managed native forests and recycled sources. This ensures that the negative environmental impact is minimised and that our forests and plantations can continue to provide us with this valuable resource for years to come.

As part of our commitment to supporting responsible native forest management in Australia, Gowan Lea Timbers has taken steps to ensure that our certified timber is planted, grown, and harvested in accordance with the strictest codes of practice and is consistent with the world’s latest environmental standards.

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What Is Sustainable Timber?

When it comes to choosing timber for your next project, it is important to consider where the timber has come from and whether it has been certified. Sustainable timber refers to timber that has been grown and harvested in an environmentally conscious and sustainable way, that ensures the long-term health of the ecosystem and the continued production of timber. In order for this to happen, there must be a balance between harvesting and replanting so that the forest can continue to provide us with this valuable resource.

Timber from certified sources is also more likely to be of high quality, meaning that it is less likely to warp or split over time. Our green hardwood mill has achieved a Chain of Custody Certification under the Australian Forest Certification Scheme. These certifications are obtained through rigorous, continuous evaluation by an external, licensed, and independent auditing organisation, and assure customers that our goods are made and supplied from well-managed, sustainable forests.

Gowan Lea Timbers offers a range of 100% Chain of Custody certified timber products including:

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Discover The Gowan Lea Timbers Difference

Every project – large and small, personal or commercial, must start with the right timber materials and supplies. But with so many species, finishes and colours to choose from, how do you know what you need?

As a team of passionate timber industry experts,  we can provide you with all the information and advice you need to make your next project a success. We know everything there is to know about certified sustainable timber, so, whether you’re looking for decking, cladding or general construction timber, we can help you choose the right product for your need

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Different Types Of Certified Timber

Valuing Sustainability With Timber Supplies

There are several certification schemes for sustainable forestry and timber supplies in Australia, all of which our products comply with. These are:

Forestry Certification/FC:

The Forestry certification was developed to demonstrate the use of sustainable management practices. They provide secondary benefits through local aid aswell.

Chain of Custody/ CoC Certification:

This certification monitors the timber from plantations throughout the supply chain. With a CoC Certification, you can be confident that the lumber you’re buying has been produced sustainably, from forest to mill to hardware store.

The Benefits Of Certified Timber

Why Choose Certified Timber?

There are many benefits to using certified sustainable timber, both for the environment and for those who use it.

Truly Renewable:

FSC Certified timber is the only major building material that is truly renewable. It can be grown and harvested continuously, providing us with a sustainable resource that doesn’t need to be mined or extracted from the ground.

Minimises Environmental Impact

Sustainable forestry practices have some of the lowest embodied energy of any mainstream construction material as minimal processing is required when compared to steel, concrete or aluminium. This means that certified timber products have a much smaller environmental footprint than their man-made counterparts.

Durable & Easily Maintained:

Sustainable FSC timber is a highly durable material. With the right care and maintenance, it can last for decades, making it a great choice for long-lasting construction projects.

Highly Versatile:

Timber is a versatile material that can be used in a variety of ways, both structurally and aesthetically.  Different species produce timber of varying colours, textures and functional qualities. It can be left natural or stained and painted to suit any style or design.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes,  are sourced sustainably. We prioritise the use of responsibly managed forests and engage with suppliers who adhere to sustainable forestry practices. By doing so, we ensure that our timber products meet environmental standards, minimise negative impacts on ecosystems, and support the long-term health of forests. Rest assured, we are committed to providing sustainable timber supplies to our customers. 

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When deciding between traditional timber and composite timber for your project, several factors come into play. Traditional timber offers a natural and authentic aesthetic, while composite timber provides enhanced durability and resistance to environmental elements. Consider your project’s specific requirements, such as desired appearance, maintenance needs, longevity, and budget, to make the best choice. We can assist you in evaluating these factors to determine which option suits your project best. 

Choosing the right timber for your project involves a number of considerations. Start by assessing the project’s location, climate conditions, and intended use of the timber. Factors like strength, durability, resistance to pests and decay, and maintenance requirements should also be considered. Our experienced team can guide you through the timber selection process, considering your project’s specific needs, and recommend the most suitable timber options available. 

Utilising timber in construction offers a number of benefits and advantages.  

  1. Timber is a renewable resource that provides natural insulation, reducing energy consumption.  
  2. It boasts excellent strength-to-weight ratio, allowing for efficient structural designs.  
  3. Timber construction is also known for its versatility, aesthetic appeal, and ease of modification.  
  4. Additionally, timber products can contribute to a healthier indoor environment by regulating humidity levels and promoting better air quality.

Incorporating timber into your construction project brings together sustainability, functionality, and visual appeal. 

  • Yes, timber is an environmentally friendly material. In additon to it’s renewable nature, responsibly sourced timber comes from sustainably managed forests, where trees are selectively harvested, and new trees are planted to maintain a healthy ecosystem.  
  • Additionally, timber production often has a lower carbon footprint compared to other building materials. Lastly, timber is biodegradable and can be recycled or repurposed. 

Protecting timber from pests and decay is essential to ensure its longevity. Proper timber treatment, such as applying preservatives, can safeguard against insect infestation and fungal decay. Assitionally, regular maintenance, including sealing, staining, or painting, creates a protective barrier and enhances timber’s durability. If you are looking for additonal advice, our team can provide expert advice on timber protection methods suitable for your timber materials. 

Yes, timber can be used in a wide range of outdoor applications. However, it is important to select the right timber species and apply suitable treatments to enhance its durability and resistance to weathering. Hardwood species like spotted gum are often preferred for their natural resistance to decay and insect attacks. Similarly, proper maintenance, including regular cleaning, sealing, and reapplication of protective coatings, is essential to ensure the longevity of timber in outdoor environments. We can assist you in choosing the appropriate timber and maintenance practices for your specific outdoor application. 

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