The Architectural Timber Specialists
Spotted gum is a native Australian hardwood that offers a sleek finish with either a straight, wavy or interlocked grain. Its natural durability and strength make it a go-to choice for structural use as well as internal and external applications.
The timber gets its name from the eucalyptus tree species it’s derived from where the smooth grey-white bark of the tree sheds in flakes and leaves spots or patches.
At Coach House Timbers, all our spotted gum is grown and sourced sustainably under Australian Forestry Standards, in conjunction with the Queensland Forestry Department.
As spotted gum is a naturally durable, resilient, and strong timber species, it is often used for a range of internal and external applications. This includes decking, external posts & beams, pergolas, claddings, linings, boardwalks, wharves, cladding, lining, screening, decking, staircases, handrails, pergolas, bridges, posts and more.
The cost of spotted gum decking will depend on the size, scale and level of customisation required for your project. If you are considering using spotted gum decking, contact the Coach House Timbers team today to receive a free quote.
There are two decking oil options we recommend to keep your spotted gum timber in pristine condition:
Intergrain UltraDeck by Dulux
Intergrain UltraDeck is a long-lasting water-based oil for exterior applications. It contains Hydroguard Technology, unique to Dulux products, which provides protection against Australia’s harsh conditions. It resists stain absorption and dirt and dust adhesion, protecting your timber and keeping it clean and looking great for longer. Coach House Timbers recommends a 6-9 month maintenance cycle.
Cutek CD50 is a penetrative oil designed to protect against the damaging effects of moisture and increase timber’s in-service life. It can be applied clear, or can have a colour-tone added, which increases UV protection, preventing natural colour-change. Coach House Timbers recommends a 3-6 month maintenance cycle.
Spotted gum can vary in colour from a light brown to dark chocolate brown or even a dark reddish brown depending on the species. It can also often have contrasting yellow sapwood running throughout the grain for added texture and dimension.