Another Outstanding Local Firm

Australian Solar Timbers (AST) is Australia’s premium specialist manufacturer of hardwood flooring, located at Kempsey on Australia's Mid North Coast. AST is indisputably the nations most modern and environmentally sound hardwood flooring manufacturer. Their investment in leading edge technology in sawing, processing systems and equipment ensures efficiency, consistency and quality in production of timber flooring. As the world leaders in environmentally friendly solar kiln drying processes, which harness the natural energy of the sun, AST invites you to take time to view their website and discover how AST can help customers make the right choices when purchasing hardwood timber flooring.

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The business has been family owned since 1919 and, as it is now known, Australian Solar Timbers (AST) has operated continuously in the NSW hardwood industry. Current owners are Dr Douglas and Lisa Head who continue the family tradition of innovation and adaption to the changing industry environment in which they operate.

Australian Solar Timbers roots started as an idea in the trenches of Gallipoli where two ANZAC soldiers, Stan Ball and Douglas Oakley dreamt about opening a sawmill on their return to medium_AFS, PEFC logo, 31 Jan, 2013.gifAustralia. The dream in fact come true. In 1919, after their eventual safe return the two men established a sawmill on the NSW north coast where over the next twenty years they commenced a succession of small sawmills, which concentrated on cutting brushwood timbers.

AST can be contacted on (02) 6562 6839 or vist their website on and are an example of another outstanding North Coast Timber Manufacturer

The image below is of blackbutt flooring at the multi-award winning Glasshouse Arts and Entertainment Centre, also at Port Macquarie

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