Welcome, Guest Login or Register

Ways to use timber to transform a home


There are many ways to transform your home when renovating. Using timber features throughout your home is one way you can create a big impact.

Timber is a versatile building material that is available in many forms.  Some of the common products used in residential homes are traditional hardwood timber boards, engineered timber boards or timber veneer panels.

When building or renovating, most home owners choose practical colours that won’t date such as whites, greys and beige tones. Adding a touch of timber inside your home can be a great way to add some interest and introduce warmer tones to the interior of your home. Below are a few ideas to help inspire you.

Install Timber Flooring

Installing timber flooring can dramatically change the look of the room and add a sense of luxury.

If you are renovating a home you may be lucky enough to find timber floorboards underneath the existing layers of flooring that can be polished. Hardwood timber boards and engineered timber boards can be laid over an existing concrete slab to create a feeling of warmth in your home.

Engineered timber flooring, or floating flooring as it is commonly known is available in a huge range of finishes to suit any style.  Hardwood floating floor options include blackbutt & spotted gum. Oak engineered boards are very popular as they offer a broader range of finishes such as aged oak and lime wash. Oak boards are generally available in a more varied range of widths and lengths.

Use Timber as a Feature in Your Kitchen

Timber looks great when used as a feature on an island bench. You could also consider using timber veneer on walls or in cabinetry to add some visual interest in your kitchen. Take a look at one of our recent building projects below.

kitchen-renovation-builderUse Timber Outdoors

When it comes to using timber outside, the obvious place to use it is on decking. Merbau is the most popular option for outdoor decking, however there are a broad range of hardwood timbers you can use for decking. If you are working with a restricted budget, a more affordable option is to use treated pine.

If your home is located in a built up suburban area, timber screening can be a great way to create some privacy in your outdoor entertaining space. Another way to incorporate timber in your outdoor area is to construct a built-in BBQ area, or storage as you see in this featured outdoor space. You could also use timber to build practical bench seating.


Use Timber on Ceilings

Another way you can introduce timber into a space is to install cedar lining boards, or a similar product on the ceiling of your outdoor space to create a real wow factor. Lining boards can also look great inside your home on raked or vaulted ceilings.

Outdoor timber decking will require some ongoing maintenance. There are some great products available on the market to protect your timber deck.  Talk to your local hardware specialist and follow the product recommendations to keep your deck looking great for many years to come.

Amaze Building are experienced builders who can renovate, extend or build you a new home.  Our team can also create amazing outdoor spaces for you such as covered decks and outdoor entertaining areas.

To find out how Amaze Building can help transform your home, contact Michael on 0484 335 978.                                  .

Amaze Building – Licence No. 284931C.

July 29, 2016 |

2 thoughts on “Ways to use timber to transform a home

  1. Brooke McAvoy says:

    The deck in your last picture is really pretty! I have mostly been looking into getting timber hardwood flooring in my kitchen, but now I think that it would be great to use it on the deck as well. Do you have any idea what kind of maintenance I would need to do for this type of flooring? Thank you for all of the professional advice!

    • BuildLocal says:

      Hi Brooke, The timber in the photo is an engineered floating floorboard with a timber overlay. Just be mindful that any timber that is installed outside will require ongoing maintenance and re-sealing with a suitable product. Your local paint or hardware store will be able to advise you on the best products to protect your flooring. Feel feel to contact the carpenters and builders on our site to install the flooring for you. Regards, Build Local

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

© Build Local 2015   |  
Skip to toolbar