Blackbutt Cladding

Blackbutt is well-known for both its durability and versatility of application. The warm-toned and straight-grained timber will go well with a variety of interior designs where a lighter neutral palette is required.

Common Names Blackbutt
Sizes (mm) 136 x 19, 86 x 19
Appearance Even texture, Straight grain, Small gum veins
Colours Rich honey browns to lighter creams
Grades Standard, Better
Janka Rating 9.1
Botanical Name Eucalyptus Pilularis
Fire Resistant Rate BAL29, which does not have to be subjected to fire-retardant treatment


Blackbutt is a tall tree that is found from the coastal forests of New South Wales and southern Queensland. It is one of the most common species of hardwood commercially available.  After the occurrence of a bushfire, the lower trunk of the tree is completely darkened – therefore the name ‘blackbutt’. Blackbutt Hardwood Cladding has a BAL29 rating and is naturally termite resistant. It can be applied to a wide variety of infrastructure conditions because of its flexibility and provides a long-lasting and durable external surface.