Nullarbor Sustainable Timber are extremely proud to announce a brand new highly innovative product, developed with builders and home owners in mind that will set you apart from the rest.
Specifically designed for harsh Australian conditions, Nullarbor Timbers' Sawn Faced Decking is a unique way to introduce personality and warmth into you home, outdoor area or commercial projects. Milled specifically with texture on one face, this new product offers many benefits in comparison to dressed boards.
The following benefits can be found with Sawn Faced Decking Boards;
• Slip resistant
• Boards milled specifically to help withstand harsh Australian Weather Conditions.
• Milled in class 1 dutiable timbers such as Spotted Gum.
• Many different profiles available, including square edge, pencil round and raised edge.
• Sizing from 85mm to 135mm.
• Milled from sustainable materials.
To discuss your needs or request a sample:
221 Kororoit Creek Road
Williamstown, Vic. 3016
Ph. (03) 9399 9300
ECHUCA / MOAMA TIMBER YARD
92 Graham Street
Moama, N.S.W, 2731
Ph: (03) 5480 0044
A timber table, bench top or even bedhead made from one single piece of wood... not joined from many segments, not machined to match a measured specification... but one singular slab, brought to you direct from mother nature herself.
It's a spectacular thing.
Nullarbor Sustainable Timber has the largest collection of seasoned slabs in Australia, some of which have been air dried for up 16 years, primed and in premium condition for end use as statement tables, benchtops or artistic wall embellishments in modern design.
Our slabs are sourced sustainably. We don't hunt and cut trees, stealing them from their natural environment where like wild animals, they belong. These slabs have been cut from large, ageing logs that were painstakingly salvaged to support environmental sustainability.
Originally, the logs were wind felled or drought affected trees, others rescued from land clearing.
Each slab is shaved from a log - not unlike one perfectly cut slice of delectable vintage cheese liberated from a rounded block.
Like all of our recycled and sustainable timbers, no two slabs are the same and each exude one-off, unreplicable, designer qualities. Varying species including Red Gum, Marri, Jarrah, and French Oak.
Browse the range at our Williamstown (Melbourne) outlet or stroll through the Moama mill to inspect them in their raw state.
Red Gum, Marri, Jarrah, French Oak, Wharf Slabs.
Furniture grade moisture standards of between 10-12 %.
300mm up to 1600mm wide and 5 metres long.
MELBOURNE SHOWROOM : 221 Kororoit Creek Rd Williamstown, Vic 3016
I (03) 9399 9300
COUNTRY VICTORIA : Graham St Moama NSW 2731
Timber benchtops hold a rare quality but its important to remember that like anything of quality, extra care is required.
It shouldn't be a second career, taking care of your benchtops, but a little of knowledgable care will keep your bench tops in top shape for a long time.
Keep Them Sealed
Regular resealing of your bench tops is highly recommended. Coating can wear down as time goes on which can be unhygienic and not a particularly good look.. We recommend resealing your bench tops every 2 years or so. This will ensure they remain resistant to timber's greatest villain (moisture) and it will also make for hardier stain resistance and easier cleaning.
Minimise Heat Effects
Sealants can only do so much. Steam and heat must be avoided as much as possible.
Unattractive heat marks can burn onto timber and melt away coating which leaves it vulnerable to further damage and moisture.
Be mindful of steam coming from kitchen ovens and dishwashers and any other sources nearby.
Avoid Stains From Spills
Bathrooms and kitchen bench tops are susceptible to staining from a variety of domestic products. Wipe up any mess immediately to reduce the damage of the actual coating or sealant.
How To Repair Damage
Life is messy. If you have noticed damage on your bench tops, there are ways to rescue the quality and extend longevity. Not all damage needs repair. In fact, a 'lived in' look can add to the authentic appeal of timber, so don't stress. But
For oiled bench tops, sand back and re-oil. This is a simple process that you can do yourself in your own home.
For polyurethane coated bench tops, you will need to seek professional assistance. Please don't try and do it yourself and seek advice from someone who knows what they're doing. The time will be worth it, giving you years of extended quality.
Where else on earth do you find something with such staggering beauty that it threatens to defy description. A structural piece that not only adds dimension and distinction to a room, but a history, steep in hundred year old history.
This recycled timber post was once a grey, weathered wharf pole, submerged under water for decades on end, being eaten away by Teredo Worms.
It has been carefully salvaged from the demolition site by the team at Nullarbor Timber, along with 2000 other Turpentine, Ironbark, Red Gum and Tallowwood wharf poles from the North Wharf in Melbourne's Docklands. Recycled and re-milled in our Moama plant, the posts are then put back into many structural projects around Australia.
Recycled timbers have been salvaged from bridges, wharves, shearing sheds and wool stores. Large in scale, well seasoned by time and tested by the elements, our recycled timber posts are abundant with character and add incomparable quality to home or commercial premises.
The unique feature markings you see here are the teredo bores from sea worms, eating out the timber over many years of submersion. We think they add remarkable, un-replicable features to the posts which speak of their history and our underwater ecology.
Teredo navalis, the naval shipworm, is a species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Teredinidae, the shipworms. (From genus Teredo.) Like other species in this family, this bivalve is called a shipworm, because it resembles a worm in general appearance, while at the anterior end it has a small shell of two valves which is specialised to bore through wood. This species may have originated in the northeast Atlantic Ocean, but has spread around the world. It tunnels into underwater piers and pilings.
ALTERNATIVE SOURCE : SUSTAINABLE TIMBER POSTS
Nullarbor Sustainable Timber also specialise in sustainable (new, rather than recycled) timber posts.
Nullarbor acquire new harvest timbers from accredited harvest sites only, dealing solely with responsible contractors and mills that follow the strictest of private forest management practices.
We maximise the recoverable timbers from each log by processing a wide range or products and sizes from various species. We process these timbers to their highest potential value in order to sustain a viable industry without placing unrealistic demands o our natural resoures.
Posts can range in size from 150mm x 150mm up to 400mm x 400 mm in lengths of up to 12 metres.
POSTS ARE AVAILABLE AS
A personal inspection is highy recommend due to our extensive range and variety.
SPECIES AVAILABLE (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
It takes vision, knowledge and a great deal of appreciation of the nuances of varied timber species to take a demolition pile of timber and transform it into what you see here.
The glossy Messmate benchtops below were unrecognisable in their original incarnation as roof purlins, which once held up the roof of the Tontine Factory in Coburg.
After salvaging them by hand, with the use of a cherry picker over the course of weeks and weeks of hard labour, Nullarbor's Brendan Donchi took them to his Moama processing mill to bring them back to life. By his assessment, the timber likely came from the Gippsland forests many many decades ago.
NST's own joiners carefully shaved years off the hard woods and transformed them into custom made benches for both commercial and private use in homes and offices.
It can be seen in the following commercial project: Young Gun Builders Projects : Display Home in Moama.
BRENDAN DONCHI ON MESSMATE:
"Messmate is a premium recycled feature timber that recalls turn-of-the-century grandeur. I recommend it for select parcels because of its sheer quality and how it reacts well to the ageing process, but I also love the natural gum veins, its character and personality. It really is a species full of personality and in very clean, clinical, modern design, adding timber with character and contrast - even a few distressed features - adds much-needed natural beauty. The warm, mellow brown and honey tones, contrasted with black gum veins make it an ideal timber for benchtops, flooring and statement furniture."
"At Nullarbor, we have amassed stock piles of well-preserved Messmate. Using readily-available species like Messmate is a sustainable choice, not only because it takes the pressure off the environment, but also because it promotes (and makes more popular) the domestic use of natural hardwoods that have distinct, unique and unconventional aesthetic properties."
"Australian designers and builders are waking up to the hidden beauty of aged, rustic timbers and are embracing the imperfections inherent in these native timbers. For the benefit of the environment and our industry, may it continue."
Managing Director, Nullarbor Sustainable Timber.
THE PROCESS : From Factory to Fashionable Home.
Click through these images to see the historical origins of the Tontine factory salvation job.
Nullarbor Sustainable Timber have proudly claimed back a piece of Australia's past and re-fashioned it for use in modern spaces.
Talk to us today about your building project.
Messmate is a well-known Australian hardwood with timber varying in colour from pale browns through to light yellows with subtle hints of peach. Other Names: Messmate Stringybark, Brown-top Stringybark, Australian Oak, Tasmanian Oak, Victorian Messmate.
For more on our range of Benchtops click here.
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Nullarbor Timber is looking for a motivated self-starter to run our sales and distribution office in Williamstown.
Dealing with builders, architects, joiners and home owners the role will suit a friendly, enthusiastic, organised individual with a solid work ethic to manage the sales process from enquiry through to delivery.
Developing and growing relationships with both existing and new clients we are seeking someone with a proactive approach to identify new sales opportunities and drive sales growth through business development.
For further details on the position or to request a Job Description please contact us on (03) 54800044 or submit your written application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Quick & Easy Guide To Installing Internal Sawn-Faced Lining with Brendan Donchi of Nullarbor Sustainable Timber
Popularity of our Sawn Faced Lining has risen since it was featured in last season's House Rules in finalists Claire & Hagan's warehouse-inspired bedroom.
This versatile timber product has proven to be an incredibly eye-catching feature for walls in homes or commercial restaurants and cafes.
If you've ever seen a before and after effect of a cafe that's had rustic timber walls, shelves or lining added, you'II know exactly what we mean. Customers instantly associate timber with the durability, reliability, beauty and warmth of nature. They like to be near it.
Sawn faced timber has textured characteristics never seen before in our range and looks extremely upmarket if done correctly.
Our 100mm x 14mm Sawn Faced Lining is T&G Profiled for easy installation.
Check out just how easy it is to install in this 25 second video with me, Nullarbor's Brendan Donchi.
For visual inspiration and more information, visit our Cladding & Lining or Decking page.
Contact us to discuss pricing :
Phone: Melbourne outlet (03) 9399 9300 or (03) 54800044 (Regional Vic/NSW)
Until next time, Timber Lovers,
We were particularly impressed with the use of our Recycled Messmate as bench tops and bathroom drawers in this Young Gun Builders display home in Moama.
The use of geometric wallpaper and grey toned sink ware is particularly flattering. The black taps, shower heads and window frames add a resort style chic to the overall design.
Gone are the days of colonial style, ornate, timber-on-timber kitchens and bathrooms. We're thrilled to be part of the more design-conscious era where complimentary materials are used to accentuate the natural beauty of recycled timber.
It's a time of bold ideas, where pops of bright colour (see towels in picture two) and harsh man made materials such as concrete, glass and metal have become the perfect partners to sustainable timber. The heavily textured posts that you can see in the shower-facing garden are a perfect example of how a product once considered unsightly and in need of milling has been elevated to a level of living art. They hold a rare, sculptural quality which screams 'modern.' The splashes of bamboo leaves add extra harmony to the bathroom window view.
What would have once been considered a clash of taste is now the ultimate in futuristic design. Talk to us about how we can assist you in creating a similar look for your next project. For a product with the longevity it holds, you'II be surprised at how affordable it is.
Brendan Donchi has been working with recycled timber for 24 years. He comes from a long line of timber workers who have been involved with the industry for nearly a century.
At Nullarbor Sustainable Timber we believe that businesses are responsible for achieving good environmental practice and operating in a sustainable manner. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy and operating methods. It is our priority to encourage our customers, suppliers and all business associates to do the same. Not only is this sound commercially, but it delivers a duty of care towards future generations.