Have you ever stood on a timber deck and been concerned for your safety?
Following a spate of “deck disasters” a group of Queensland timber merchants are encouraging consumers to use locally grown and manufactured building materials instead of imported products of dubious quality and origin.
The Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network says builders and DIYers often receive bad advice, being told a timber species is suitable for certain applications when it’s not and sometimes sold a dodgy product.
Spokesperson for the Network Rod McInnes said Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network members sell fit for purpose and true to label timber products grown and processed in Queensland from legally sourced logs grown in well managed forests.
“This timber meets our high Australian standards so you can be confident that it will deliver the best performance,” said Rod McInnes.
“Using Queensland grown timber also removes any risk of not complying with the Federal Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation that started in 2014,” he said
“Consumers can rest assured that they’ve bought the right product for the job when the Accredited Queensland Timber Product logo is featured on the packaging.”
Responding to a market need for practical advice all Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network staff receive training on the latest building regulations and technical aspects of timber application and use from Australia’s leading timber experts.
“So you get the right product, the right advice plus Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network members can provide customers with copies of highly sought after Timber Queensland technical data sheets relating to their specific jobs,” he said.
Consumers can locate their closest Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network member by using the postcode search tool at www.buyqldtimber.com.au
“People can also look out for businesses who display the Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network member logo,” he said.
Bretts Home Timber & Hardware, Finlayson Timber & Hardware, Versace Timber, 5 Star Timbers, Gill & Co, Garde Timber and Wilsons Timber are the founding members of the growing Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network.