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Why Hardwood Timber Supplies?

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Feature Hardwood South Brisbane: Hardwoods have been the preferred timber of choice in construction for centuries.

Hardwoods are naturally more durable as they come from slow-growing trees. Thus, its timber has a higher density than softwoods giving them enhanced durability and strength. As feature hardwood is more durable and hard-wearing, they are ideal for projects that require high levels of strength such as building construction, furniture and flooring.

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Hardwood vs Softwood

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It is important to note that soft and hardwood timber is not classified by their hardness, but the tree in which they come from and how they grow.

Hardwood comes from broad-leaved trees such as beech, elm and ash. Softwood is harvested from trees that cones and seeds such as pines and cedars.

Feature hardwood is better for construction projects that rely on strength and durability, such as flooring, fencing, decking and high-quality furniture. Softwood is best utilised on doors, windows, ceilings and furniture.

Hardwood Timber:
The Benefits?

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Utilising feature hardwood in your construction projects comes with a myriad of benefits

Maintenance: One main advantage of feature hardwood is their easy maintenance, making it an ideal option for flooring. It is hard-wearing and will look beautiful for years to come. Dents and scratches can be easily fixed with some sanding and varnishing, and rarely requires full replacement.

Strength: As a result of its density, feature hardwood is durable, long-lasting and hard-wearing.  Each hardwood variety comes with different benefits and advantages. Oak is widely used for construction and furniture, where cherry hard wood is best utilised in flooring and furniture.

Appearance: Feature hardwood come in a variety of grain and colours, making hardwood easy to match a variety of décor and construction styles. Its natural pattern makes each board and plank unique, ensuring a one-of-a-kind project.

Cost: Although feature hardwood is often more expensive than softwoods, the payoff for their strength and durability is unparalleled. Using cheaper alternatives will cost more in the long run with repair and maintenance costs. Hardwood timber supplies will last a lifetime and is a worthy investment to make.

Gowan Lea Timbers

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An independent timber yard in Queensland, Gowan Lea Timbers are feature hardwood suppliers on the Sunshine Coast and have been operating for over 25 years. In our 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 feature hardwood, our range on the Sunshine Coast also includes accoya 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 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, fencing and composite decking, Gowan Lea Timbers are your go-to hardwood timber suppliers 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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