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Which Timber to Use: Know Your Options

As one of the most prolific timber suppliers in Queensland and NSW, we take great pride in providing our customers with the best customer service imaginable. We are family operated and a lot of our employees have been with us a long time. The end result is that we know a lot about timber.

For someone who doesn’t know a lot about timber, it may not make sense why there are so many different varieties of timber for sale. However, we carry a huge selection because we want to be able to fill the needs of builders and homeowners alike. No matter what the project, it is very likely that we have the right timber for you.


Hardwood can be used for most structural applications. It is also popular for timber decking, timber flooring and cladding. Different hardwoods have different textures, treatments, grains and colours. Some are more “workable” than others, especially with hand tools. Varieties include: merbau, blackbutt, Australian beech, ironbark, spotted gum and red ironbark. We also carry CCA treated softwood.


Softwoods are used mainly for structural applications. Plantation softwood in Australia grows quickly, storing huge amounts of carbon and releasing oxygen into the environment. When softwood trees are harvested, they are replanted, providing a sustainable forestry model in which the new trees store even more carbon and release more oxygen into the environment.

CCA treated pine is popular for timber fencing. We also carry unseasoned sawn pine, structural pine framing, western red cedar and slash, radiata and hoop cypress.

Call the Most Reliable Timber Suppliers

If you want to know more about any timber, you can spend time on Google and look up each individual species. Or, you can do what thousands of homeowners have done over the years: call the experts at Narangba Timbers.

We pride ourselves in our knowledge base. There is someone on our staff who can answer pretty much any question you have about timber. To learn more or to place an order, call us today on 1300 477 024.