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Why Use Outdoor Cladding?

Outdoor Cladding Sunshine Coast

Looking to transform the exterior of your home or build a gorgeous structure from scratch? Fortunately, painting and vinyl cladding isn’t the only option to add style, class and functionality. Top Quality outdoor timber cladding is the way to go!

Outdoor cladding is not a new trend. Architects and builders have been using this technique for some time. Not only is external wall cladding one of the biggest influencers on the appearance of a building, but also protects structures from external elements such as moisture, UV rays and debris.

Due to a number of fantastic benefits, outdoor timber cladding makes a fantastic choice and solution for architect and designers alike.

What is Outdoor Cladding?

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Cladding is an exterior wall finishing technique, much like a second skin. In construction, outdoor cladding is the application of timber over a structure to provide a layer of insulation, weather protection, aesthetic improvements as well as improves interior lighting and acoustics. It is non loadbearing, thus it provides no structural function and is supported by the building. Cladding comes in a wide range of materials including wood, metal, stone and composite materials. 

Outdoor cladding has a multitude of different purposes and benefits. This includes protection from the effects of the sun, rain and wind. Additionally, cladding can influence the value, price and safety of a building. Effective cladding systems are a wise investment for years to come.

Gowan Lea Timbers specialise in traditional and composite timber as well as fibre cement cladding materials. With your building needs and requirements in mind, we are experts that ensure you quality service and timber products. Get in touch today for more information!

Outdoor Cladding:
The Benefits?

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Apart from its aesthetic benefits, utilising outdoor cladding in your construction projects comes with a myriad of benefits

Noise Insulation: There is nothing worse than excess noise from neighbouring areas and vice versa. Cladding is designed with materials of varying levels of density that absorbs sound waves and noise.

Heat Insulation: Heat insulation is ideal for those who are eco-conscious or wish to reduce their heating and cooling costs. Outdoor cladding will effectively trap heat to provide a warmer environment during the winter months.

Appearance: Outdoor cladding allows you to decide on how you would like the exterior of your structure to look. Depending on the type of wood and design you choose, cladding provides a stylish finish and aesthetic to any structure.

Low Maintenance: Arguably the most prominent benefit, timber cladding requires little maintenance compared to painting. Most cladding requires nothing more than a regular wash to maintain aesthetic appeal and oiling to maintain weather resistance.

With consistent maintenance and care your outdoor cladding will stand the test of time!

Why Wood For Outdoor Cladding?

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When it comes to outdoor cladding timber you are spoilt for choice. with a range of timber species and colours to choose from timber cladding brings a natural and modern aesthetic to various buildings. 

Wood has long been used as a structural and finishing material in construction projects and continues to be one of the few preferred building materials. Wood cladding has a variety of uses. 

Advantages of wood Cladding include:

Gowan Lea Timbers

Outdoor Cladding Sunshine Coast

An independent timber yard in Queensland, Gowan Lea Timbers are hardwood timber 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 hardwood timber, 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.

No matter what type of project you have, our team of experts will work with you to ensure the smooth delivery of your project’s timber requirements!

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.

Our Sevices

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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. 

No job is too out of the ordinary! Gowan Lea Timbers has the products, experience, and on-site timber services to help you decide on the best materials for your construct, building and design projects!

With a fully-integrated Planning Shed on-site, we can handle most of your timber dressing and profiling requirements.  We can also pre-coat your timber with quality timber oil to save you time and mess on-site, plus dock your timber to length.

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:

Outdoor Cladding - wall and roof
Outdoor Cladding - Brisbane siding

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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.


Gowan Lea Timbers is your one-stop shop for top-quality timber and building supplies. With years of experience, we’re the Sunshine Coast’s experts in all things timber!

We have an extensive range of timber products that are perfect for every project – large or small. Whether you need treated timber or composite decking or something else, we have you covered.

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