Building materials: Timber, Laminates and Plywood

If you’ve ever started a DIY project at home, you no doubt understand the importance of choosing the right material to help make your dreams become a reality. You may get the project completed if you make the wrong decision regarding the material that you’re using as a foundation, but you’ll end up with a sub-par item that you’ll have to replace sooner rather than later as a result. Three of the most common types of building materials that are available in and around Australia are timber, laminates and plywood.

Timber Stack

Timber Building Materials

One of the major benefits of building with timber is that it’s readily available. Timber is currently milled all over the country and, as a result, is one of the cheapest types of materials that you can use. Timber is more than suitable for both small and large projects – everything from building that deck on the back of your house that you’ve always wanted to putting up a new shed in your backyard and everything in between.

Laminate Building Materials

Laminates are a popular building material that is used for flooring projects. One of the major benefits of laminate flooring in particular is that they offer exceptional value – laminate can be purchased relatively cheaply and is also able to afford you incredibly easy installation. You can maximize the investment of your project by way of the money you’ll save installing laminate flooring on your own. Laminate materials are also inherently durable. They’re not only scratch resistant, but the layer of protection inherent in laminate flooring will also help ward off every day wear and tear and stains and other types of issues that you would run into with different types of materials.

Plywood Building Materials

One of the major benefits of starting a DIY project at home with plywood has to do with the strength of the material in general. A single sheet of plywood is constructed by gluing several different layers of wood together, which creates a material that is incredibly strong and can last years of time without issue. Plywood is naturally resistant to things like cracking, warping and more, which makes it one of the most commonly used types of building materials around. Plywood is used in everything from flooring to roofing to new home construction and more on a regular basis.

Building Materials Auctions

If you’re getting ready to start that new DIY project at home and are looking for the right source for the materials that will help make your dreams a reality, be sure to check out our Fowles weekly building materials auctions. Each week Fowles offer new auctions on materials like timber, laminates, plywood and more at prices that are dramatically discounted from retail. We can offer you incredible savings on everything from treated pine to mouldings to insulation to round posts and everything in between. Before you get started on that project, come to our auction at 10:00am every Wednesday to start saving money immediately.