Cladding

Weatherboards, which type is best for your house?

Weatherboards-Barwon Timber

You’ve finally made up your mind to clad or reclad your house with weatherboards, now all you have to do is decide on the profile you like and if you should use timber or fibre cement weatherboards.  Ask someone to describe an Australian home and the word weatherboard is sure to come up. We’ve been supplying…

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Timber battens – make your project stand out

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Timber battens are an excellent way to add a timber element to your design or project.  Timber battens look fantastic indoors and outdoors.  Barwon Timber has a wide range of timber batten species and sizes available,  our mill can rip, saw, dress and oil to your desired size and finish.   Many of our customers have created excellent designs…

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Know your Bushfire Attack Levels AS3959

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You may remember when AS 3959 – 2009 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas (AS3959) was released.  We received a lot of queries from customers regarding the use of timber under the standard.  There are still a number of our customers who are unaware of, or confused by the standard. We’ve covered some basics. What are BAL levels?…

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Tough Spotted Gum Weatherboards!

Spotted Gum Weatherboards

Customer:     Tim Allen Job:                Private Residence in Point Lonsdale Cladding:      Barwon Timber rough sawn Spotted Gum weatherboards Specie:           Queensland Spotted Gum Stops:             Spotted Gum sawn Fixings:          65mm galvanised bullet head…

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Lifestyle Builders chooses Barwon Timber cladding

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Ryan McManus caught up with Michael Cambridge of Lifestlye Builders to discuss the timber cladding he used on a recently completed private residence in East Geelong.   Customer:           Lifestyle Builders Job:                       Private residence – East Geelong Cladding:             Barwon Timber Shiplap– 120mm cover,…

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Timber design inspiration

Timber Cladding

Barwon Timber is proud to launch our new timber product and service design folio and specifications guide.  A full colour 42 page booklet consisting of our product range and specifications for our timber cladding, decking, timber beams, internal linings and more.  You can view the booklet online here – if you would like a hard copy of…

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The humble timber stop is highly evolved

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  It’s no longer a piece of wood nailed to the end of a wall to hide the ends of the weatherboards.  Timber stops have come a long way in the last couple of years, from being a simple piece of timber to an architectural finishing point using Barwon Timber aluminium and timber stops. It…

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Greenboard foam cladding Geelong

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Barwon Timber is a proud supplier of the NRG Greenboard™ insulative foam cladding system in Geelong and surrounds.  It is a lightweight, environmentally responsible and Building Code of Australia compliant external cladding system for both steel and timber framed buildings. The system was developed in Germany in 1973 and since then, popularity skyrocketed throughout the…

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Blackbutt decking – the best of the blonde decks

Blackbutt decking at Barwon Timber

If you are looking for a light coloured deck that will go the distance and look great, then look no further than Barwon Timbers Queensland Blackbutt decking.  Beautiful, strong and durable this robust decking stands out.  Our Blackbutt is pale brown to blonde in colour with some light pinks.   Blackbutt has a medium and even texture with a…

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Spotted Gum Posts and Beams

Spotted Gum Post

Spotted gum is one of Australia’s premium native hardwoods with a striking appearance and a high degree of natural durability and strength, making it an ideal timber for a variety of structural, exterior and interior applications.  Architects and designers throughout the world value spotted gum timbers for their back-sawn grain structure, attractive markings and vibrant colour palette.…

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