Timber

Need a tough security door? We can help

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Unfortunately home security is becoming an increasing problem in our area.  Barwon Timber can help you out with a Strong Ox security door to fit your needs. Strong Ox is a family owned business just like Barwon Timber and has been operating for 3 years.  Strong Ox manufacture an impressive product.  The doors are tough…

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Weatherboards, which type is best for your house?

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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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New Tas Oak flooring products available

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Barwon Timber has two new exciting Brittons flooring products available to our customers! Pre-finished flooring – and it’s solid timber! The first is a prefinished Tasmanian Oak solid timber floor.  This product saves a lot of time by not requiring a sand and polish.  It is great for existing homes where occupants don’t want to…

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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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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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Which screw is best for your deck?

Deck Screws

To complement Barwon Timbers extensive range of beautiful decking timbers, our Hardware department carries a wide range of decking screws to suit all situations.  Here is a quick guide to help you select the right screw for your next decking job. Our suggestion for various board widths is as follows.  This is a guide only and…

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The importance of oven testing

Oven Testing

WHAT IS OVEN TESTING Oven testing is a method we use to measure the moisture content in timber flooring.  Most timber flooring species should have a moisture content between 9-14%.    We use the following process to test our flooring. We take ten samples from different boards in the pack.  These are approximately 15mm long…

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Kiln Dried Timber

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Using kiln dried (KD) timber has a number of benefits and is a specialist skill.   A few months ago I made the trip to the Timber Training Centre in Creswick for a course in seasoning hardwoods.  Barwon Timber has been drying timber for many years and we are in the process of expanding our…

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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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