Frequently Asked Questions .

Frequently Asked Questions

When choosing timber for your project it’s important to select the right wood that is suitable for your project. If your project is going to be exposed to the elements, we recommend hardwood timber or softwood that has been pressure treated accordingly. If you are building a fence, choosing wood & timber fence supplies that are not only durable but have specifically cut to ideal sizing for fencing will make your job that much easier. For timber flooring, choosing wood that offers a high-quality finish that is not only durable but has been perfectly dressed will ensure a smooth and seamless finish.

If you’d like to learn more about choosing timber for your project, get in touch with the Versace Timbers team today. We love to talk about all things timber and would be happy to help you find the right timber for your project.  

We often get asked what the difference is between Kwila vs Merbau. Both Kwila and merbau timber are common names for a commonly used hardwood timber using in decking and outdoor furniture applications: Intsia spp. (I. bijuga, I. palebanica).

Merbau or Kwila timber has a wide distribution from East Africa to Southeast Asia and Australia primarily from New Guinea and is well sought after for its appearance, texture & colour when a durable outdoor hardwood is needed for a project.    

While there is a botanical difference between hardwood and softwood, when it comes to timber, hardwood is, in general, denser and is often used in high-quality furniture, decks, flooring, and construction. Softwood currently makes up approximately 80% of the timber market. It has a lower density and is used in a wide range of applications from buildings components, truss and frame manufacturing, fibreboard and much more.


In should be noted, that while softwood has a lower density, it is often cheaper, can be much more workable and can be extremely durable in certain applications when pressure-treated accordingly. For more information, you may like to read our piece on ‘timber durability and grades of pressure treated wood’.    

Your timber requirements will vary depending on your project. As a leading Brisbane timber supplier, we stock a large range of timber cladding, decking timber, structural timber, and more in a range of sizes that are perfect for any sized project. Our timber is also available both treated & untreated and rough sawn & dressed. We also have the facilities and supplier network that allow us to tailor your order specifically to your project.  

Yes, we are open to the public and have been proudly serving our customers for over 60 years!

Yes, you can. Simply fill out the credit application form and return it to [email protected].

Yes, we can arrange delivery to the following locations: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Logan.

The Versace timber yard is located at 33 Vauxhall Street Virginia, QLD 4014, just off Sandgate Road near Autobarn, Officeworks, Coles Express, and BCF Virginia.

We are open Monday to Thursday from 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Friday from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

We accept BPAY, direct deposit, all credit cards (surcharges may apply for certain cards), cash, and company cheques.

At Versace Timbers, we are proud to source all of our products from FSC Certified Suppliers.

Lead times will vary depending on order size and product. For timber truss and frames, lead times are published in our monthly newsletter. For smaller orders for products that we stock, we can have them ready for pick up in 20 minutes or you can simply come and grab your order from our yard. For larger orders that require a quote, site delivery or a take-off the time varies; Please contact the team for questions regarding larger orders.

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