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      Updated: Feb 2023

More than 4 400m2 of timber & composite decking, flooring & pergolas installed in 2022!

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Timbermann will build a deck for you from whatever timber takes your fancy or suits your needs.

Please consult the web pages of our suppliers for detailed information on the numerous species of timber available to you: BEDSON TIMBERS and SILVERTON TIMBER MERCHANT

Here is a file which contains information specifications for most common timber varieties available. The information describes the timbers in terms of  hardness, durability, resistance to insect attack, density and expected life spans, among others... very interesting - TIMBER VARIETY SPECS

Timbermann highly recommends and promotes the use of a couple of the best decking/flooring timbers we have come across - the exceptional Eucalyptus Sideroxylon and Paniculata, commonly the Red & GREY IronbarKS (images below) as well a light coloured timber: Eucalyptus Cloeziana, commonly GYMPIE

ABOVE - These exceptionally hard timbers with their stunning grain patterns in either a yellow/brown (Grey Ironbark) or deep red/brown of the Red Ironbark, are known for their natural resistance to rot and insect attack - making them ideal candidates for construction of items exposed to the elements. Typically Ironbark is used in the construction of road and railway bridges, wharfs, mining applications and for railways sleepers due to its proven record for long-term performance in weather-exposed structural applications.

Furthermore, we source these timbers locally. This means that supply is more readily available than most of the imported timbers. It also means that we get this spectacular timber at a reasonable price and that the cost is not affected by fluctuating rand/dollar exchange rates.

The Ironbarks, in South Africa, have been declared alien invaders. This means that you will not only be purchasing some of the hardiest and most beautiful timbers available, but you will be contributing to conservation in Southern Africa by consuming timber from trees which pose risk to our country due primarily to their massive water consumption. More on that here: Biodiversity Explorer

Useful information on Ironbarks can be found:

Timber Development Association (NSW) Ltd - PDF Fact Sheet

Wikipedia ; Australian Hardwood Network ; NZ Nature Watch 

ZAMBIAN TEAK - as mentioned on the HOME page, is a far superior product compared to the typical Zimbabwean (Rhodesian) Teak. Once skilfully kilned and carefully milled, the product then undergoes a pressure penetrative treatment process with chemicals which make it resistant to insect attack. Pressure treatment is important as it forces the chemical to saturate the timber throughout - so it does not wear out or fade away.


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