Timber Yard South Brisbane

Why Choose Timber Supplies?

Timber Yard South Brisbane

Timber Yard South Brisbane: An independent timber yard in Sunshine Coast, Gowan Lea Timbers has been operating in Queensland for over 25 years. In our timber 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 on the Sunshine Coast also includes other timber and building product lines such as pine framing, plywood, engineered timber, and fibre cement products.

Timber Benefits

Timber Yard South Brisbane

The advantages of wood as a building material outweigh other products on the market when looking at the various benefits

Cost-effectiveness:

As it is a readily available and sustainable construction material, natural timber is the more affordable construction material option.

Versatility and Durability:

In comparison to its weight, timber is stronger than most building materials.

Ease of use:

Timber requires little power to work and can be quickly and easily assembled. Timber can be constructed, cute and installed with mechanised tools as well as simple tools. Modern glues ensure strong joints and nails and screws easily added.

Aesthetics:

The natural look and feel of timber is unique to each plank and gives life and warmth to any space. Timber has a naturally expressive texture and aesthetic, that is enhanced with age. Timber is versatile in that its appearance can be altered, enhanced or completely changed with various paints, oils and stains.

Environmental Benefits

Timber Yard South Brisbane

During a time where environmental concerns are high, using sustainable timber materials offer a myriad of benefit.

Renewable:

Unlike various concretes and metal construction materials, wood is a material that can be sustainably grown and harvested. Allowing for the natural growth of timber products greatly benefit the environment they are in by improving the soil and removing carbon dioxide from the air.

Readily Processed:

Timber production cost significantly less than that of its concrete and metal counterparts and are quicker to process and manufacture, making construction quick and easy.

Energy Efficiency:

Wood has a higher insulation rating than steel and plastic, thus requiring less energy consumption to maintain heating and cooling.

Gowan Lea Timbers

Timber Yard South Brisbane

An independent timber yard in Sunshine Coast, Gowan Lea Timbers has been operating in Queensland for over 25 years. In our timber 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 on the Sunshine Coast also includes other timber and building product lines such as pine framing, plywood, engineered timber, and fibre cement products.

Our History

Timber Yard South Brisbane

We began Gowan Lea Timbers over 25 years ago when we decided to open a small retail timber yard 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

Timber Yard South Brisbane

From building a boardwalk through a rainforest to interior hardwood flooring, Gowan Lea Timbers provides all your timber needs. If your job is out of the ordinary, or you’re just not sure what 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 Commitment

Timber Yard South Brisbane

Purchasing certified timber or timber products means you are purchasing timber from sustainable sources: planted, grown and harvested in accordance with the strictest codes of practice and consistent with the world’s leading environmental standards. Gowan Lea is committed to upholding these standards of sustainability. We offer a range of 100% Chain of Custody certified timber products on request.

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