7. Heritage

Ironwood Australia keep the history from where all our recycled timbers have originated from including factories, warehouses, wool sheds and heritage listed buildings, wharves and bridges. These beautiful timbers are included across all of our product range.

Ironwood is an official recycler of timber bridges for the Roads and Maritime Services Authority. As heritage bridges are replaced with larger composite bridges the timber removed is recycled by Ironwood at our mill in Taree.

These timbers may have been in situ for over 100 years. They are extremely well seasoned and loaded with character waiting to be released by our milling processes. These timbers are class 1 durability species that often have accents such as bolt holes and surface checking.

The timber is delivered to Ironwood’s mill at Taree and then stored in a purpose built compound. From this point the timber is systematically de-treated of paint and chemical residues from the outer surfaces of the timber. Often this has only penetrated the timber 5–10mm and is removed through machines that plane o the layer. Before and after treatment samples are sent to an accredited laboratory for testing to ensure contaminates have been removed. We are then able to mill a variety of products from these timbers which are listed on the right.

In some cases the mill at Taree under its previous owner has supplied timbers to these bridges decades ago. This continues its carbon storage and useful life into the future as we recycle these heritage timbers.

FEATURE USES

Bridge Decking
Sawn and wire brushed flooring / beams

Trusses
Rustic flooring wide board

Girders
Large structural posts and beams

Corbels
Create wide stair treads

Stringers and Chords
Milled into feature beams and posts

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