Your Local Timber Yard Sunshine Coast

Why Choose Timber Supplies?

Timber Yard Sunshine Coast

Timber is one of the few natural, renewable building materials that is still widely used today. As a natural resource, timber has a lower environmental impact than most building supplies and materials.

It is a versatile raw material that offers a myriad of benefits and advantages in any application! Thus, it is crucial to use high quality timber to reduce the risk of warping and splitting and ensure your timber is able to withstand years of use.

With a range of timber varieties, grains and species to choose from, deciding on the right timber can be daunting. At Gowan Lea Timbers, our staff are timber professionals and are able to offer expert advice on all your building needs and requirements.

With a range of timber supplies for any application, customers are spoilt for choice! Our timber is of the highest quality and our customer service is second to none. 

Timber Benefits

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


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.


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

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


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.

Our History

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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 Sunshine Coast

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.

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

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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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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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