Timber Decking – What Decking Specie Should You Use?

Spotted Gum Decking

Building a deck can increase your living space by providing you with an outdoor entertaining area that your family and friends can enjoy. Before building a deck, there are a few items to consider when choosing your timber: Where will the deck be located?Will the deck be undercover or subject to the harsh Australian sun?…

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White Mahogany – A Strong and Durable Timber Option

White Mahogany Decking

White Mahogany – Eucalyptus Acmenoides – is a beautiful, strong and durable timber option. It is known as a premium hardwood specie that is naturally grown and sourced here in Australia. With its high degree of natural durability and strength, White Mahogany is an ideal choice for structural, interior and exterior applications including decking and…

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Need a tough security door? We can help

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We all want to feel safe in our homes and keep the intruders out. Barwon Timber can help with a Strong Ox security door. Strong Ox is a family owned business just like Barwon Timber and manufacture an impressive product. Strong Ox doors are tough and have excellent quality hardware.    Keep in mind, you…

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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 Geelong Mill can rip, saw, dress and oil to your desired size and finish.   Many of our customers…

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New Tas Oak flooring products available

185x14mm Tas Oak

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.  To help you select the right decking screw, here is our suggestion based on various board widths: Board Width Screw Gauge Spacing between Boards 70mm – 90mm 7-10G 4-6mm 90mm – 120mm…

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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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