Commonly known as Sydney Blue Gum, this beautiful red timber has a fantastic grain. It is also easy to work, dress and fix. It responds well to most finishes and takes a good polish, making it popular for decorative applications where moderate durability is required.
Timber flooring has been the first choice for flooring for centuries. Its warmth, beauty and low anti-static dust properties make it even more desirable today. Furthermore, timber floors are totally natural and therefore, each one is unique.
Flooring is graded during manufacture to Australian Standards resulting in a Select, Standard & Feature grade.
Select Grade: Very Clean in its appearance. The least number of natural features such as pin holes and gum veins.
Standard Grade: Contains a small number of natural features that give you the natural look that only real timber can provide.
Feature Grade: The maximum allowable number of natural features. This floor contains more natural features than standard grade and will give a rustic appearance.
It is important to realize that grading rules do not cover either colour or colour variation, but do significantly influence the appearance, with some grades including more of the character of the trees history with larger gum veins, knots and other features present. In other grades the cleaner natural lines and figure of the timber will dominant with fewer and smaller features present.
When deciding on a timber grade ensure that you consider the following:
Coffs Harbour Hardwoods can deliver your timber within the Coffs Coast area. Our trucks are equipped with a crane to unload our beautiful, natural hardwood.
If you would like your timber delivered, we do have to limit where we can deliver due to safety concerns. Please communicate any difficulty with tight roads, steep hills and changes in usual conditions due to inclement weather to our sales team when ordering to enable your timber to be delivered in a careful and safe manner.
Delivery is to kerbside only.
For our wholesale market we can arrange transport interstate where required.
When building in bushfire prone areas it is important to follow the correct guidelines and design methods. A range of prevention strategies has been developed, aimed at diminishing the risk of ember, radiant heat and even flame damage. The Standard sets guidelines for assessing which of six bushfire attack levels (BAL) a site falls into (BAL: LOW, 12.5,19, 29, 40 and FZ) and then specifies additional construction requirements for houses in the more bushfire-prone areas. The goal is to reduce the risk of fire and ember penetration. Fortunately, Australia has several high-density timbers that provide inherent natural bushfire resistance. The seven bushfire-resisting timbers specified in the AS 3959-2009 are tough, dense hardwoods that performed well in extensive fire testing.
These species may be used up to and including a BAL 29 rating.
Blackbutt, Merbau, Red Ironbark, River Red Gum, Silvertop Ash, Spotted Gum, Turpentine.
Other species that we offer may be used up to BAL 19 but please consult with professional advice before selecting the species you wish to use in your locality.