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104 0’sullivan beach rd , Lonsdale 5160

Office- (08)81860337 Fax-(08)83263534   Alternate Office line- 83263539

Rod Taverner 0411 314 245 email-

Justin Daws 0430 365 305 email-


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Retail Business Hours

MONDAY TO THURSDAY  9 am – 4.30 pm.

FRIDAY 9 am – 1 pm 

Christmas holidays-  22nd December to 6th January- we are open for our existing customers or for significant orders only. please email your query for the best response.



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Durable Hardwoods –  Supplying timber to specification

Established in 1998, Durable Hardwoods is a South Australian family owned and operated business supplying quality timber species for most internal and external applications for your residential and commercial timber requirements.

With a combined experience of over 50 years in the building industry and timber supply. Rod and Justin offer comprehensive solid timber knowledge, and supply various species from over 40 timber mills. Justin is certified in Hardwood grading and kiln drying to Australian Standards, and has completed over 5000 hours machining of timber for our clients. We are not trained salespeople trying to meet quotas.

OUR Policy-   Timber is the best ecological building product as far as least carbon emissions produced, and as a carbon store. It is our view that an ecological choice of timber product is one that has a lifespan that equals, or exceeds, the life of the least durable structural component of your project.

  • We supply timber that is appropriate for the intended use .To do this we need to know what the timber is being used for, your prior experience with the timber and its installation, and you or your clients expectations.
  • We do not have price lists because our timber is generally not a commodity available from hardware stores or common timber merchants. We price by job- lot, by quality, quantity and to specification. 
  • We do not say something is not available, just because we do not stock it.  If it is not available to our knowledge or cannot source it affordably, we will try to direct you to another merchant who might.
  • We try to sell Australian timber from Australian mills as much as possible, where appropriate. Sometimes Australian hardwoods are not suitable for some applications. Feel free to call us for general advice.
  • We encourage our clients to inspect the actual timber that will be supplied, because we stock it (in most cases). Inspection of orders is encouraged and welcome before final invoice payment.