The Environment

Commitment to Sustainability

AusTimber, being an Australian family owned and operated company, is committed to supplying Australian hardwood timber products that not only meet the needs of their clients, but also that they are sourced and processed in an environmentally sustainable manner.

AusTimber are the only timber company who harvest logs from construction site tree clearing, so instead of them ending up as firewood, woodchip or garden mulch as most of these logs normally would, these “reclaimed” logs are turned into high quality timber products which helps to ease the demand on our forest resources.

We also stock recycled flooring, posts & beams recovered from old buildings and other structures.

Even our waste products are recycled.
Our wood shavings are used for bedding in free range chicken farms and then subsequently recycled again into compost for mushroom farming.
Our solid timber waste is sold for firewood or chipped and composted for garden soil mix.

AusTimber have been utilizing solar powered kilns to dry our timber now for over 20 years.
In 2020 the company invested in our future with both our administration office at Annangrove (NSW) and the whole processing plant at Box Hill (NSW) being converted to 100% solar powered, producing up to 800 kw of electricity per day between them with a combined total of 444 solar panels installed and 3 x Tesla Powerwall batteries.
The boss even drives an electric car that is charged 100% by this solar energy. We are now self-sufficient (energy wise) and feeding the excess power back into the grid.

Now that is a commitment to the environment!

See more about our solar installation here.