Blackbutt (Light Timber)

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus pilularis

Blackbutt is a commonly grown hardwood that has attractive colouring from cream/golden yellow  to pale brown, sometimes with a slight tinge of pink. Its grain is usually straight and texture its medium and even.

Blackbutt is a native Australian hardwood timber found in New South Wales and Southern Queensland, it comes from a fast growing tree making it a good plantation timber. It’s a popular timber within the building industry and widely used for construction purposes like building timber decks, pergolas carports and any other outdoor timber structure’s.

It is a class 1 timber above ground, making it extremely durable with a life expectancy of over 40 years, it should still be oiled for extended life. In ground Black butt’s life expectancy is 15-25 years making it a class 2 timber.

Blackbutt has great resistance to weather rot, termites, borers, insect infestation and fungi and it also has good fire resistance making it a suitable decking timber for bush fire prone areas.(Minimum thickness has to be 18mm, check for further details with the Building Commission).  This timber has a rating of 9.1 and durability above ground is Class1. This timber is most commonly used for flooring, decking, cladding, and benchtops.

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