There’s no way to get around it: you can have the best equipment in the world and a high standard of workmanship, but if fine timber joinery is not combined with fine timbers, the results will be less than satisfactory. That’s why Allkind Joinery Brisbane is uncompromising about the timbers they select for their timber windows and doors.
Surian cedar is the timber Allkind Joinery uses most extensively for making timber doors and windows. While that name may be unfamiliar to many Australians, the name “Australian cedar” is not. Surian cedar and Australian cedar are 2 common names for the same species of timber. Once believed to be unique to Australia, its botanical name was formerly T. Australis, but it has since been discovered to be indigenous to a number of other countries and is now called toona ciliata. A member of the Meliaceae family of forest trees, it is one of the few deciduous trees native to Australia.
Australian cedar was so highly prized by the early settlers; it earned the nickname, “Red Gold.” Used extensively in furniture making, shipbuilding, panelling and even construction, most large trees were harvested in Australia by the early 20th century. Fortunately, though, it is a fast growing tree and is being managed well today, so is no longer in danger of extinction.
Surian cedar is an ideal timber for making timber windows and doors. Aside from its beautiful red colour, it is straight-grained, stable and relatively light, but much sturdier than softwoods such as radiata pine.
While surian cedar is perfect for timber windows and doors, it is not ideal for the construction of frames or sills. For these, Allkind Joinery Brisbane uses merbau. Another Australian native tree (botanical name: intsia bijuga), merbau is also indigenous to a wide range of countries, from India to Samoa. A dense and highly insect repellent timber, it is widely used in the construction of timber decking.
Although not as attractive as Ausralian cedar, merbau’s insect repelling and weather resistant properties make it perfect for making door and window frames, which are part of home construction and cannot be removed and refinished.
Together, Allkind Joinery’s combination of fine craftsmanship, state-of-the-art equipment and fine timbers adds up to the best timber doors and windows money can buy. Even better, Allkind offers their Renovators Range of timber doors, bringing all that quality within the range of the average home builder or renovator.
The Renovators Range of timber doors from Allkind Joinery doesn’t cut corners on style, either. Choose from ultra-modern designs such as the popular 3, 4 or 5 door bifold door systems with the highest quality hardware on the market – the Centor E2 System, the Heritage series of entry doors, and many others. To keep costs down, custom sizes are not available in the Renovators Range, but they come in such a wide variety of standard sizes and configurations, there is sure to be something that will suit your needs to a tee.
For more information about all of Allkind Joinery’s fine timber windows and doors, contact today or better yet, call in at their Chermside showroom in Brisbane and see for yourself why Allkind has an unparalleled reputation for quality, service and value.
Please call us toll free on 1800 757 949 with any questions you may have on timber joinery products, our friendly staff are always happy to help with any advice you need.