Structural Hardwood Sunshine Coast

What is Structural Hardwood?

Structural Hardwood Sunshine Coast

Structural Hardwood Sunshine Coast: Structural Hardwood has been the preferred timber of choice in construction for centuries.

Structural hardwood allows for the natural aesthetic of hardwood timber, without compromising on strength and durability. 

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 hardwood timber is more durable and hard-wearing, they are ideal for projects that require high levels of strength such as building construction, furniture and flooring.

Hardwood vs Softwood

Structural Hardwood Sunshine Coast

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.

Structural 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.

Structural Hardwood:
The Benefits?

Structural Hardwood Sunshine Coast

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

Maintenance: One main advantage of hardwood timber 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 a full replacement.

Strength & Durability: As a result of its density, hardwood timber supplies are durable, long-lasting and hard-wearing.  Each hardwood variety comes with different benefits and advantages.

Appearance: Hardwood timber supplies 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 planks unique, ensuring a one-of-a-kind project.

Cost: Although 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

Structural Hardwood:
We Do

Structural Hardwood Sunshine Coast

  • All KD F17/F27
  • Glue lam hardwood posts and beams
  • All sizes of sawn, sized and dressed unseasoned structural hardwood (all our sawn hardwood is graded to minimum F17 and ACQ treated to H4)
  • Building poles
  • Bridge and boardwalk timbers
  • Step treads and stringers
  • Cypress pine

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Gowan Lea Timbers

Structural Hardwood Sunshine Coast

An independent timber yard in Queensland, Gowan Lea Timbers are structural 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 structural 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

Structural Hardwood 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

Structural Hardwood Sunshine Coast

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

Structural Hardwood 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.

Our product range includes:

Certified Timber South Brisbane deck
Certified Timber South Brisbane patio

Structural Hardwood 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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