Decking South Brisbane

Why Decking Timber?

Decking South Brisbane

Decking South Brisbane: Decking Timber is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional hard terraces and patio spaces and is an ideal way to extend living spaces of a building to the outdoors. It is highly versatile and has the ability to fit a variety of design and construction requirements.  It creates an ideal space for playing, dining and entertaining.

Decking Timber can be built around sloping and uneven terrain. Split and elevated level decks can be built to create depth and dimension to outdoor spaces.

Gowan Lea Timbers will bring style and functionality to any outdoor space. Decking Timber comes in a number of different species and grain- each with their own benefits and combines the beauty of natural wood with functionality and design.

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What are the Benefits?

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Stylish: Decking timber gives an aesthetic appeal to any outdoor entertaining area. It has the ability to conceal unsightly necessities such as pipes and drains. Its easy installation reduces the need for additional digging and construction preparation.

Increase Property Value: Wood is naturally attractive and adds aesthetic value and elegance wherever it is constructed. Apart from this, decking timber adds valuable outdoor entertaining space and the opportunity to add value to the property.

Versatile: Decking Timber has a variety of applications and an be used around pools, water features, walkways and patios. Its easy installation makes it ideal for uneven terrain in both commercial and residential environments. It is also easily modified or extended

Environmentally Friendly: Wood is versatile as well as durable raw material. Its manufacturing process is low-waste and requires less energy-intensive methods to process into construction products.

Decking Timber:
Not For you?

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If traditional decking timber does not meet your construction requirements, composite decking is the ideal solution for you.

Composite decking is quickly becoming the largest timber deck alternative on the market. It is becoming the preferred decking construction material as it is eco-friendly and uses recycled materials in its manufacturing process.

Composite decking is a wood-plastic mix that is hard-wearing in a multitude of climates and environments. A mix of wood fibres, plastics and bonding agents are heated and formed into boards and planks. The result is a long-lasting and maintenance-free alternative to traditional wood.

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Traditional vs Composite Timber

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When it comes to decking material, consumers are spoilt for choice. Not only is there a wide range of timber species to choose from, but also have a variety of composite materials as well. Whether you’re looking to upgrade you tired-looking deck or planning on installing a new structure from scratch; deciding between different building materials can be tough.

Traditional timber has been a popular choice for construction projects for many years, however as the world moves towards eco-consciousness, the need for sustainable building materials have risen.  Despite timber being the traditional option, it hasn’t always been the most practical and affordable one. With composite decking timber offering less maintenance and higher durability, it is easy to see why this question exists.

Traditional Timber

– Timber decking is cheaper to purchase.

– It is a versatile material with plenty of traditional and rustic appeal. This can be achieved through staining and luxurious paint jobs to create different colours, textures and styles.

– It’s an easy material to work with. Traditional timber can be cut, shaped, sanded back, stained or painted.

– Easy to Change – if the timber is damaged to you feel like something different, it’s easy to change in the future.

– Timber is naturally recurring and therefore a renewable source.

Is traditional timber the choice for you? Gowan Lea Timbers are the Sunshine Coast’s premium timber suppliers.

Composite Timber

– There are multiple types of composite decking timber, allowing you to choose the best product for your needs. 

– Classic timber look, without the drawbacks and upkeep.

– Composite timber won’t age over time as they are resistant to fading and warping. This makes maintenance a breeze.

– No annual or semi-annual finishing, staining and painting to be done.

– Composite timber materials are durable and don’t require special tools to install.

Gowan Lea Timbers

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An independent timber yard in Queensland, Gowan Lea Timbers provides a fantastic range of decking timber on the Sunshine Coast and has been operating for over 25 years. In our timber yard on the Sunshine Coast, we have our own sawmill, non-CCA treatment plant, kilns, dressing shed, and can source custom oil on request.

Known for our hardwoods, our timber yard range on the Sunshine Coast also includes other timber and building product lines such as pine framing, plywood, engineered timber, and fibre cement products.

Our History

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We began Gowan Lea Timbers over 25 years ago when we decided to open a small retail yard for decking timber needs on the rapidly growing Sunshine Coast of Queensland. We started with two staff members, a forklift, a flat-bed truck, and an office in a shipping container, and as we grew, we gained a solid reputation for boasting the best hardwood around. 

It didn’t take us by surprise. Our mill—Gowan Lea Sawmilling Company—had been operating for over 40 years and was already a well-respected wholesaler of premium quality western QLD Spotted Gum and Ironbark products. However, when the Queensland State Government bought out and closed Gowan Lea Sawmilling Company through a Regional Forestry Agreement process in 2007, the retail timber yard was left without a supply of the premium hardwood that our business relied upon.

It was then we entered into a productive relationship with Mary Valley Timbers, a green hardwood sawmill near Gympie, who had a similar focus on quality and cut 95% Spotted Gum and Ironbark.

What We Do

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From building a boardwalk through a rainforest to interior flooring and decking timber, Gowan Lea Timbers provides all your timber needs on the Sunshine Coast. If your job is out of the ordinary, or you’re just not sure what decking timber to use, whether you’re a tradesperson looking for the right timber for a new home or extension, an architect wanting to specify the correct finish or a commercial construction firm with a major build, Gowan Lea Timbers has the products, experience, and on-site timber services to help.

Our Products

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Ask us first and save yourself time and wasted money later on. Trouble-shooting and specifying the best timber and building supplies are what we do best.

Our product range includes:

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No matter what type of project you have, we understand quality timber supplies and service are important. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure you get the most from the experience and ensure the smooth delivery of your project on the Sunshine Coast.

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