Blackbutt is an Australian hardwood that grows in New South Wales and parts of southern Queensland. It’s a versatile timber that is used by architects and designers for both interiors and exteriors. Because of its durability and resistance to termites, Blackbutt timber is often used for cladding exterior walls. Many modern buildings use Blackbutt cladding to blend in with the surrounding environment.
The timber’s colour and straight grain pattern make it also a popular choice for interior applications such as flooring, panelling, and interior cladding. Blackbutt can be polished and stained to achieve stunning finishes that range from a natural raw look to a modern glossy one.
Benefits of using blackbutt timber
Aside from its versatility, Blackbutt has some beneficial properties including being resistant to termites and not susceptible to lyctid – a beetle that attacks timber. This makes Blackbutt ideal for exterior use, and because it grows in Australia, the timber is readily available. There is also a wide range of finishes to choose from, making it a popular choice for interior designers and homeowners.
Proplank click-in system that fits any space
Grown in Australia and readily available
Wide range of finishes to choose from
Resistant to termites and not susceptible to lyctid
Blackbutt timber is used for a variety of decorative features in both interiors and exteriors. Because of its durability and stunning looks, Blackbutt is often used for exterior cladding. But the timber’s resistance to termites and lyctid borers makes it also a great option for interior use. This includes Blackbutt flooring, panelling, battens, and interior cladding on walls and ceilings.
At Mortlock Timber, we offer a wide selection of Blackbutt timber products that are suitable for both residential and commercial properties. Our Proplank click-in system makes installation fast and easy, alternatively, there is our Trendplank system of concealed fixed battens. Blackbutt flooring is also a popular choice, with options at Mortlock Timber for both exterior decking and interior timber floors.
We offer a wide range of Blackbutt timber finishes that suit both interiors and exteriors. Our Unfinished option enhances the timber’s natural raw look and can be placed both inside and outside. Enviro Clear has a glossier look and is made for interiors only, such as timber floors, panelling, and cladding. Our Clear Oil finish is similar to Enviro Clear, but is slightly darker in colour and can also be used for exteriors. Other options include Unfinished Fine Sawn, Fireshield, and Clear Oiled Fine Sawn.
This hardwood timber ranges from golden yellow to pale brown and sometimes a slightly pinkish colour is present. Blackbutt has an even texture with straight grain features, making it a popular choice for interior applications.
Some Blackbutt timber may have small gum veins and interlocked grain features, but the average Blackbutt is golden yellow to pale brown with straight grain features. Depending on the finish selected these natural features may be enhanced or diminished.
Blackbutt Timber Properties
Blackbutt hardwood is extremely durable and makes a great timber for exterior use. Other key properties include its resistance to termites and lyctid borer. Being locally grown, Blackbutt is readily available and blends well with the surrounding environment. This makes Blackbutt hardwood a popular choice for Australian architects and interior designers.
New South Wales & Queensland
PEFC certification on request
Group 3, BAL 12.5, 19 and 29 – All AS3959 required applications
Interior and Exterior Use
Discover our latest Blackbutt timber projects that range from luxury homes to golf clubs. This local hardwood timber is available for cladding, flooring, panelling, and much more at Mortlock Timber. Explore our products and techniques for an in-depth view of our services.
Blackbutt is a tree that grows predominantly in New South Wales and whose timber is used for both interior and exterior applications.
Blackbutt timber is commonly used for flooring, decking, timber battens, and interior/exterior cladding.
Blackbutt timber decking starts from $181 p/m2, while for our Proplank click-in system the price starts from $212 p/m2 (both excluding GST and delivery). Download our pricing guide for more details.
PEFC certification for Blackbutt timber is available on request.
Blackbutt timber has a Class 1 durability which is the highest on the scale. It lasts around 50+ years in protected indoor areas and outdoor above-ground areas. While around 25+ years for in-ground areas.