Contact us

104 O’Sullivan Beach Road, Lonsdale 5160

Office – (08) 8326 3534. Alternate Office line – (08) 8326 3539

Rod Taverner 0411 314 245 email –

Sales email –

Retail opening times

Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm. Friday 9am-1pm

RETAIL ORDER DESPATCH –  Most retail orders must be delivered or collected by legal load rated commercial courier. 

 Durable hardwoods-  stocking solid hardwood and cypress .

Purchasing quality timber is not like buying a branded car or generic product and comparing dealer prices . Timber species quality and grades vary. The end use and client expectation determines the grade and quality required.

General advice for purchasing solid timber

  1. Do your own research. 
  2. Compare merchants stock quality. View the stock.
  3. Give your supplier a specification, and photo examples of your expectations.
  4. Ensure that your specification is on your invoice so that the supplier is liable for supply if it does not meet the grade.
  5. Inspect the product before paying the invoice balance.
  6. Assurances from salespeople are not good enough. Ask them how long they have been in the solid timber industry and what timber certificates they hold.

Established in 1998, Durable Hardwoods is a South Australian family owned and operated business. With a combined experience of over 50 years in the building industry and timber supply. We can offer comprehensive solid timber knowledge, and supply various species from over 40 timber mills. Our logistics manager and head machinist is certified in hardwood grading and kiln drying to Australian Standards, and has completed over 5000 hours machining timber for our clients. 

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.

Our policy:   

  • 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. 
  • 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 payment.