March 11, 2016

There are several reasons stains, marks & discolouration appear on your deck.

 

We'll go over a few of the common problems and see what can be done about them.

 

1: Tannin Stains

 

What is Tannin?

 

Tannin is an natural organic preservative produced in many plants & trees to help deter predators, with some species having a higher tannin content then others. And yep, it's the same stuff that stains your teacups and gives your a red wine a dry mouth...

February 26, 2016

How to keep your oiled deck in great condition:

After a few months, you might notice the colour of your oiled deck starting to fade a little and the finish looking less lustrous. This is normal natural weathering and nothing to be concerned about - just your deck responding to being exposed to the elements.

Every six to twelve months is the right time to make a little effort on maintenance.

 

You've made an investment in quality timber, but...

January 8, 2016

Eucalyptus sieberi syn. E. sieberana. Family: Myrtaceae

Often referred to as 'Coast Ash', due to growing along the cooler coastal regions of the east coast, Silvertop Ash is a large, moderately durable Australian hardwood that grows in the southern and central coast and tablelands of New South Wales, eastern Victoria and north eastern Tasmania.  It is also known by the common name of 'Ironbark' in Tasmania.

 

A tall tree to 45 m with ha...

December 22, 2015

Corymbia maculata, Lemon-scented Gum, Spotted Irongum, Eucalyptus maculata, Corymbia citriodora, Eucalyptus citriodora, Corymbia henryi, Eucalyptus henryi

Spotted Gum is the common name for a collective of four species that grow along the east coast of Australia, from northeast Victoria to the northern tablelands of Queensland, with some pockets in western areas of southern Queensland.

 

With straight, slender trunks and smooth bark that is...

December 10, 2015

Family: Myrtaceae

 

Grey Ironbark - Eucalyptus paniculata, soemtimes  known as White Ironbark, Eucalyptus drepanophylla, Eucalyptus siderophloia, Eucalyptus decepta

 

Red Ironbark - Eucalyptus sideroxylon Eucalyptus creba, Eucalyptus fibrosa

 


Ironbark is a premium native hardwood that is well regarded as a high quality timber in Australia - and has been sought after throughout history.  It has a wide range of applications from sporting goods to...

November 26, 2015

Eucalyptus pilularis. Family: Myrtaceae

 

Blackbutt grows naturally in coastal regions from Bega, southern New South Wales to Maryborough, Queensland, but is now a popular plantation-grower to due it's useful characteristics & suitably for harvesting.

The common name Blackbutt, comes from the tree's appearance after bushfire, where the buttress of the tree is left blackened.  It is also known as Coastal Blackbutt to differentiate from the ta...

November 12, 2015

 

Timber floors are timeless & elegant.  But how to care for them and keep them looking good for decades?

 

 

Here's our top tips:

 

1: Go Easy On The Cleaning

For day to day use, you only need to sweep or vacuum the floor. Most marks can be wiped off with a damp cloth or with mild detergent. Give the floor a general clean only when it needs it and use a well wrung, damp cloth or mop.  Avoid using oil-based or wax cleaners on your floor. They make...

October 13, 2015

 

 

We are passionate about our cladding profiles for the style, versatility and performance they offer....

 

Here's our top 5 reasons to choose Aussie Hardwood Cladding:

 

1:  Design freedom

 

Timber cladding suits almost any environment, taste or style.  A huge variety of modern finishes are now available to give a long lasting and attractive appearance to timber cladding.  You can easily change the colour and style of the building, to keep up wi...

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