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Fibre Cement

Gooding Timber and Hardware are suppliers of quality fibre cement products and accessories. Fibre cement is an abbreviation for Fibre Reinforced Cement (FRC). Fibre cement building materials were developed by James Hardie in the early 1980s, pioneering the use of alternative reinforcing materials to create asbestos-free cement-based building products.

Fibre cement products are a mixture of:

  • Cellulose fibre, from plantation-grown Radiata Pine trees
  • Portland cement
  • Sand
  • Water

Small amounts of other chemical additives are often used to help the manufacture process, or provide products with particular characteristics. The FRC manufacturing process produces a durable, easily worked, aesthetically pleasing product, using a process that substantially reduces the curing time when compared to other air-cured concrete products.

Fibre cement building material will not burn, are resistant to permanent water damage, termite resistant and when installed as directed, resistant to rotting and warping. The products are easy to work with and they are practically maintenance-free, making them the ideal choice for professional builder, designers and architects, and the do-it-yourself enthusiast.

Fibre cement is manufactured into a range of building boards or sheets. They are all used extensively in renovations, commercial buildings and in the construction of new homes for:

  • External cladding
  • Internal lining, floors and walls
  • Wet area lining – bathroom
  • Eaves, verandas and carports
  • Fire and acoustic walls
  • Bracing
  • Decorative elements

The product range is diverse enough to suit most architectural styles, from classic to contemporary home design. Talk to us about how we can choose what works for your existing home design.

As there is such a diverse range of products made from this material, come down to our yard at Gooding Timber and Hardware and talk to us abouth your design requirements or building plans. We can source the right fibre cement products to suit your building project, at the right price.

Building Tips

  • Plan in Advance

    Any renovation big or small needs planning in advance including a renovation budget. A budget is an essential tool that will give you a clear idea of what you can afford to spend on your building project or home improvement. Keep costs under control by keeping things simple. Choosing standard
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  • One job at a time

    Break down big jobs into small jobs, your renovation doesn’t have to be completed in one go. If your overall project seems overwhelming either for your lifestyle or your budget just take things one job at a time.

  • Tracking down a Tradie

    It pays to plan carefully for the availability of skilled tradespeople. Many parts of the building industry virtually shut down in January for example, so you could find it hard to track down a tradie.

  • Major renovations take time

    There are some TV programs that make replacing a kitchen or adding an extra bedroom look quick and easy, but don’t fall for that big jobs and major renovations take time and money.

  • Building inspection

    Arrange a building inspection before you start renovating, a professional building inspection will confirm if your home is structurally sound and able to support your planned improvements, particularly if your project involves adding a second storey.

  • Labour costs

    Labour costs are likely to eat up a solid chunk of your renovation budget – usually around 30% of the total expense so shop around for quotes.


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Gooding Timber is one of the best Timber suppliers on the Coast!
Mar 19, 2015
5/5 stars
“Hey boys …. I’ve got a couple of jobs in Gympie and Craigburn. “Can you deliver my timber?” That’s the problem I threw at the Gooding Timber yard and sure enough, they came through with flying colours. It’s pretty hard to get that type of service anywhere, especially when the timber yard is on the Gold Coast and I want my materials up country. They don’t mind a challenge … It’s easy to see why I’ve dealt with them since 1992 for all my timber supplies, AND … there’s no way I’d go anywhere else. Thanks again Goodings, Rob Heather