Australian Turpentine Decking

Our Australian Turpentine profiles include:

135mmx19mm and random lengths

Products that are available from our store can be delivered within the Melbourne metro area for a delivery fee.

Whether submerged in the ocean or out in the scorching desert sun, Turpentine has been
used extensively due to its unique properties. An Australian timber species, Turpentine is tough
enough to meet the harshest conditions that our climate can dish out, which makes it the perfect choice for decking.

Australian Turpentine is a beautiful timber with colours that vary from dark red-browns through to deep chocolate. It features a straight grain, and a coarse yet even texture. The texture is fine to medium but often wavy with an interlocked grain, and is relatively free of gum veins.

Grown between Sydney and Cairns in high rainfall areas, Turpentine is one of the most difficult timbers to burn in Australia. It can be used in BAL 29 bushfire areas and has the highest natural durable rating for timber. Turpentine is resistant to termites, has a Janka Rating of 12 and Class One durability above ground. Due to its high silica content, it is excellent around water and has been used as a wharf timber for a long time in Australia.

Turpentine Decking Brochure


A large hardwood grown in the rich soils of the high rainfall areas between Sydney and Cairns. Its known as one of the most difficult timbers to burn in Australia

Australian Turpentine decking refers to a type of decking material made from the timber of the Turpentine tree, native to Australia. Here are some key points about Australian Turpentine decking:

  1. Wood Species: Australian Turpentine (Syncarpia glomulifera) is a hardwood species native to the eastern coast of Australia. It is known for its durability, strength, and natural resistance to decay and insect attack.
  2. Appearance: The timber of Australian Turpentine has a rich reddish-brown to dark red color, with a fine and even texture. It typically exhibits interlocked grain patterns, which contribute to its distinctive appearance.
  3. Durability: It is highly durable and suitable for outdoor applications. It has a Class 1 durability rating according to Australian standards, indicating its ability to withstand exposure to weather, moisture, and insect damage without the need for chemical treatment.