Timber Species

Australian Hardwoods

  • Spotted Gum
  • Red/Grey Ironbark
  • Blue Gum
  • Blackbutt
  • Tassie Oak
  • Victorian Ash
  • Meranti

Imported Hardwood Species

  • Kwila/Merbau
  • Pacific Jarrah
  • Tonka


  • Slash
  • Radiata
  • Hoop
  • Cypruss
  • Oregon
  • Western Red Cedar
Spotted/Blue Gum Building, Flooring, Decking, Steps, Handrails, Fencing, Landscaping, Screening
Red/Grey Ironbark Building, Flooring, Decking, Steps, Handrails, Landscaping, Screening
Blackbutt Building, Flooring, Decking, Fencing
Tassie Oak/Vic Ash Building (lentils, joists), Mouldings, Floorings
Kwila/Merbau Building, Flooring, Decking, Steps, Handrails, Screening, Fencing
Yellow Balau Building, Flooring, Decking, Screening
Pacific Jarrah Building, Decking, Steps, Handrails
Vitex Building, Decking, Flooring
Tonka Building
Western Red Cedar Claddings, Trimmings, Weatherboards, Shingles
Meranti Timber Mouldings
Pine Building, Flooring, Decking, Screening, Mouldings, Fencing, Landscaping
Spotted/Blue Gum Dura class 2, very dense, dresses very well
Red/Grey Ironbark Dura Class 1, termite & lyctid beetle resistant, very good building material, heavy duty building
Blackbutt Dura class 2, termite & lyctid beetle resistant
Tassie Oak/Vic Ash Dura class 4, good for internal uses eg. flooring, joinery, furniture
Kwila/Merbau Dura class 2, low shrinkage, hard but dresses well, relatively easy to work with, resistant to termites
Yellow Balau Dura class 2/3, doesn’t bleed as much as Merbau
Pacific Jarrah Dura class 1, minimal bleeding of tannins, very dense & hard
Tonka Durable, sourced from managed forests, very hard, dense & tough, saws cleanly
Western Red Cedar Durable softwood, easy to work with, dries easily, resistant to termites & lyctid borer
Meranti Dura class 4, easy to work with (mould), internal applications
Pine Easily treated, treatment is absorbed readily, easy to work with
Natural Durability Class Heartwood Service Life (years)
Fully Protected Above Exposed In Ground
Class 1 50+ 50+ 25+
Class 2 50+ 30 15-25
Class 3 50+ 15 8-15
Class 4 50+ 5-8 <5