Spotted Gum Sunshine Coast

Spotted Gum

Spotted Gum 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

No matter what type of project you have, our team of experts will work to ensure the smooth delivery of your project’s needed materials.

Why Spotted Gum?

Spotted Gum Sunshine Coast

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

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

With the ability to stand well against various harsh environmental elements, you will create timber projects 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 designs 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 a 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 Timber:
The Benefits?

Spotted Gum 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 timber has a degree of fire resistance and is the recommended material for construction in bushfire-prone regions.

Therefore, they are perfect for roof and garden construction projects, 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.

Our History

Spotted Gum 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 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.

Our Products

Spotted Gum 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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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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