Consistent, Abundant, Beautiful– American Oak by ASH
Heyfield, VIC, Australia

Photography Tropica Creative
Words Edwina Hagon
Architecture Nala Design

Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) continues its mission to find better, more sustainable building solutions with American Oak by ASH – a hardwood that meets the needs of contemporary living and in abundant supply .

For the unfamiliar, ASH was established 30 years ago and has grown to become one of the largest hardwood mills and manufacturers. Since day one, the goal has been to supply robust, sustainable timber (100% of the timber sourced is from regrowth forests and 100% of each log received is used) that brings longevity and value to any project. Champions of innovation and efficiency, ASH is constantly investigating ways to better facilitate the growing demand for timber.

ASH recognised an opportunity to improve the method by which America’s favorite hardwood was being supplied to Australia.

The latest effort comes in the form of American Oak by ASH, a versatile and durable hardwood of vast availability that reinforces ASH’s commitment to supply the Australian market with high quality wood. ASH recognised an opportunity to improve the method by which America’s favorite hardwood was being supplied to Australia and, in the process, do its part to support local demand. This new and improved process begins in North America where the hardwood is handpicked by region and colour before being delivered to Australia where it is processed in Victoria, graded and packed to meet Australian standards.

Being processed in Australia means that not only do you get a high quality American hardwood, but you also support Australian manufacturing, which is becoming inherently important in today’s climate.

The characteristic strength, durability, affordability and abundance of American Oak by ASH make it a popular choice for a wide variety of uses including wall and, internal joinery, stair components, furniture, ceiling lining, and flooring applications. And the series of stringent processes and procedures ASH has developed to ensure continuity across colour, grain, cut, and stability mean there are no unwelcome surprises for builders, architects, and designers.

The inherent strength, durability, affordability and abundance of American Oak by ASH make it a popular choice for a wide variety of uses including wall and ceiling lining, flooring, internal joinery, stair components, and furniture applications.

The qualities of American oak by ASH are on full display in The Martin by Orbis Constructions. Located in Glen Iris, this architecturally-designed contemporary residence incorporates a combination of concrete, brick, and timber including ASH’s American oak in the wall and ceiling lining and kitchen benchtop. Orbis Constructions also looked to ASH for The Martin’s elegant staircase, thereby utilising the unique capability to produce American Oak by ASH in a full suite of stair components. The result is a clever and functional home that combines clean, modern lines with texture and a carefully chosen natural palette, for which the polished, blonde finish of American Oak by ASH is an effortless match.

With American Oak by ASH, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods is building on its goal of setting a new standard in Australia for value and quality..

To place an order or find out more about American oak by ASH, head to the website, contact the team by phone on 03 5139 7000, or email at enquiries@vicash.com.au.

Published 7 June, 2021
Photography  Tropica Creative
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