Spotted Gum Decking Sunshine Coast

Spotted Gum Decking

Spotted Gum Decking Sunshine Coast

Spotted Gum Decking Sunshine Coast: Spotted Gum is a premium Australian hardwood that is used widely used for structural, exterior and internal construction projects. It is popular for its grain structure and vibrant colours.

This tree species has straight slender trunks and smooth bark that falls off in patches- giving it their distinctive spotted appearance

What is Spotted Gum?

Spotted Gum Decking Sunshine Coast

Corymbia maculata, or more commonly known as the Spotted Gum is a premium Australian hardwood that is used widely used for structural, exterior and internal construction projects. It is popular for its grain structure and vibrant colours.

Appearance: While growing, spotted gum trees have a grey-blue bark that is then shed in spotty patches, giving it its recognizable name and appearance.

Timber planks of spotted gum often have a course texture and a wavy grain. This variety in texture gives it the look that many people enjoy in their homes. The colouring of Spotted Gum timber will vary according to where it is grown and harvested. This means it is possible to have a deck that includes blondes, light browns and darker brown tones. 

Workability:  Despite its strength and density spotted gum is an excellent timber to work. It often has few imperfections and a good level of natural oils allows for easy cutting. It is a timber that accepts oil and stain well. It has a lower tannin content than most other eucalyptus species, meaning that there are less tannin staining and bleed-through.
While it is great for decking construction, Spotted Gum is also a good timber for carving.

Common Uses: Due to its various benefits spotted gum is used in a variety of ways. From flooring, cladding and decking to high impact tools such as axe handles and diving boards.

As a strong and durable wood, Spotted Gum is regularly used in various engineering, infrastructure and structural projects. It is used in mining, shipbuilding, and bridge construction.

Why Spotted Gum Decking?

Spotted Gum Decking Sunshine Coast

There are a number of reasons why Spotted Gum is the ideal timber for your decking. 

Spotted Gum is used for a wide range of projects, with common applications include decking, timber mouldings, cladding, pergolas and flooring.

With the ability to stand well against various harsh environmental elements, you will create decking that will stand the test of time.

Spotted Gum Timber is an attractive timber. It has colours that range from shades of pale greys to deep dark browns, making it easy to fit into a variety of design and styles. It is always beneficial to check on available spotted gum stock as each shipment will differ in colour and appearance.

Colours can be further enhanced with finishing products such as oils and stains. This timber accepts these oils well with minimal tannin bleed and staining.

Spotted Gum is a popular choice for many projects as it is easy to work with. Whether it is machine worked, hand-cut or carved, spotted gum is the perfect choice.

Spotted Gum is a long-lasting, durable and termite resistant wood that will last for many years to come. If you’d like to use Spotted Gum for your next decking project, we’d love to hear from you!

Spotted Gum Decking:
The Benefits?

Spotted Gum Decking Sunshine Coast

Strong and durable, Spotted Gum is a popular Australian hardwood often used in exterior and interior projects. There are a variety of benefits including:

Strength: With a rating Class of 1 above ground and a Class 2 of in-ground contact, spotted gum is the ideal decking timber for Australian homes.

Due to its durability, the hard-wearing spotted gum timber is ideal for high traffic areas making spotted gum decking and flooring popular in commercial and domestic builds. It is the ideal timber for large construction projects, such as house framing, cladding, lining and internal and external flooring.

Although the appearance of spotted gums can vary, its strength and durability remain consistent. Spotted gum decking is known to last 40 years or more. 

Rot and Termite Resistant: Spotted Gum timber has high-density levels with a strong natural resistance to termites and does not need additional termite treatments. This makes it a great option when building in areas prone to termites.

Degree of Fire Resistance: Spotted Gum Decking timber has a degree of fire resistance and is the recommended timber for construction in bushfire-prone regions.

Therefore, they are perfect for roof and garden decking, especially if you live in a fire-prone area.

Style: Spotted Gum is an attractive wood and varies widely in colouring. The natural appeal and range of colours of Spotted Gum timber lead to some stunning architectural and design applications.

Gowan Lea Timbers

Spotted Gum Decking Sunshine Coast

An independent timber yard in Queensland, Gowan Lea Timbers provides a range of timber supplies, including spotted gum, on the Sunshine Coast and has 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 hardwoods, our range also includes accoya timber, spotted gum, and building product lines such as pine framing, plywood, engineered timber, and fibre cement products.

Our History

Spotted Gum Decking Sunshine Coast

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

Spotted Gum Decking Sunshine Coast

From building a boardwalk through a rainforest to interior flooring, fencing and composite decking, Gowan Lea Timbers provides all your spotted gum 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.

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Spotted Gum Decking Sunshine Coast

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.

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Spotted Gum Decking Sunshine Coast

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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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