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Wallan Veterinary Hospital by Crosshatch. Image:  Jaime Diaz-Berrio

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Kennedy's Timber

Small Employer of the Year
2019 Queensland Training Awards

Kennedy's Timbers' first employee completed a Certificate III in Forest and Forest Products Timber Merchandising in 1998. Since then, more than 20 individuals have successfully completed apprenticeships, VET qualifications and university studies while employed and supported by Kennedy's. The business has a dedicated training strategy that includes a commitment to provide a minimum of 1.5 per cent of annual turnover to employee training.

Congratulations Kennedy's Timber

Tasmanian Timber

Free Expert Timber Helpline

Tasmanian Timber offers a free expert timber helpline operated by the Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) at the University of Tasmania.


The free-call service is available to anyone specifying timber and provides support on choosing the right timber for the right application, obtaining quotes from suppliers, and troubleshooting problems throughout a project.


Requests for quotes will be sent to all relevant suppliers of the requested product. Suppliers to the Tasmanian Timber campaign are all certified sustainable, hold Chain of Custody certification and are independently audited under a strict Quality Assurance Program.


Call the Expert Helpline on 1300 041 766 or visit www.tasmaniantimber.com.au.


Availability now and into the future

Tasmanian timber is a product of exceptional beauty from a place like nowhere else. Our small island grows more than you ever imagined. Our timber has been around for millennia and available as timber for over a century. And sustainable forest management practices ensure that it is available both now and into the future.


Following the Tasmanian fires, there has been some concern around the availability of Tasmanian timber, but availability has not changed.


Locally grown and produced

Buying certified locally grown timber is the best choice for sustainability, to create a smaller carbon footprint. When you buy local, the timber is from a nearby forest and not being transported across the world.


Tasmanian Timber

Tasmanian Oak wins Australasian Floor of the Year

“It’s exciting to see Tasmanian Oak recognised at the highest level as a flooring timber. Tasmanian Oak is beautiful, durable and incredibly stable, which makes it an ideal flooring timber,” said Tasmanian Timber Chairman Shawn Britton.

Tasmanian Oak flooring is widely available in a variety of widths and products, including engineered flooring, solid and overlay, from distributors across the country. Tasmanian Oak flooring is available in two aesthetic grades, Prime and Classic, with varying levels of feature.


Responsible Wood

Responsible Wood congratulates Sydney Metro mega project

Sydney Metro North West project achieves Responsible Wood and PEFC project certification…

Australia’s largest infrastructure project, the Sydney Metro, has successfully achieved project certification according to Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, Responsible Wood.


Responsible Wood

New Chain of Custody standard amongst highlights at 2019 PEFC Members Meeting

The PEFC International family converged on Geneva, Switzerland to discuss key issues and share experiences as part of the 2019 PEFC Members Meeting.

Running from Wednesday April 10th 2019 to Friday April 12th 2019 the meeting provided PEFC members with an ideal opportunity to discuss global impacts on forest certification and emerging trends in forest management and chain of custody for forest products.



Porta Contours Strata textured timber lining boards invoke nature in this office


This office design brings timber, texture and colour together to create an invigorating office space.
Central to the foyer design is a colourful feature glass window that creates a playful rectangular pattern on the floor. The linear shape and texture of the Porta Contours Strata profile complements the colourful stripped effect. The Porta Contours Strata timber lining boards are made from Tasmanian Oak. 


Responsible Wood

Turning the tables on unsustainable furniture


In the Brisbane suburb of Yeerongpilly flat-pack furniture is being re-imagined.  Here, joiner Ben McGreevy recently launched furniture company Oak and Hide, using Australian Hoop Pine to craft furniture that will be ingeniously flat-packed for delivery but guaranteed to out-live its cheaper flat-packed rivals by decades. McGreevy has abolished the need for allan keys, dowels, fasteners and bolts (which are often discarded anyway). A desktop Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine has allowed McGreevy to design and create timber joinery with pinpoint accuracy including many complicated joints that are not possible to achieve by hand.


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