The first certified plantation hardwood CLT in the world.
Our timber is all sourced from certified plantations.
Our signature species, Tasmanian Plantation Oak is grown in one of the world’s most productive and fertile forestry environments.
Tasmanian Plantation Oak grows quickly; Harvestable in short 15-year rotations, compared to 25-30 years for softwood plantations, Tasmanian Plantation Oak provides a unique set of opportunities.
Faster growing trees means faster absorption of carbon, and faster rotations mean more building stock more often to lock that carbon up into the built environment.
With a global shortage of timber and demand expected to quadruple by 2050 – it is the future of construction.
Our Plantation Species
Tasmanian Plantation Oak
An Australian Eucalypt that is grown, harvested and manufactured in Tasmania. It is aesthetically beautiful: blonde with an Australian grain, that finishes with a lustrous sheen.
Australian Manufactured European Spruce
A white to pale yellow softwood with a fine texture with small tight knots. Sourced from sustainably managed forests in Europe and manufactured into CLT and GLT in Tasmania.
Grandis Plantation Oak (Rose Gum)
A Eucalypt sourced from fast rotation sustainably managed plantations in Uruguay, shipped to Tasmania as a sawn product. It is a blond hardwood with pink tones and straight grain.
Cross Laminated TimberCross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a wood panel product made from glueing together layers of solid-sawn timber. Each layer is oriented perpendicular to the previous layer to achieve better structural rigidity. Species: Tasmanian Plantation Oak; European Spruce.
Glue Laminated TimberGlulam removes the barriers of size, strength variation, and shape normally associated with the availability of sawn timber. Species: Tasmanian Plantation Oak; European Spruce.
Manufacturing capabilities at the forefront. Certified.
Cusp has the greatest manufacturing capability in Australia to provide mass timber building solutions.
All our timber has been tested by the University of Tasmania and the University of Melbourne and peer-reviewed by engineers in Switzerland to ensure our products are at a world-class standard.
Our CLT, GLT and industrial Panels are certified by the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) Product Certification Scheme.
The EWPAA Certification Scheme focuses on ensuring product quality through:
onsite inspections of the manufacturing process,
verification that internal test methods and results meet the relevant product standards, and
independent testing of the manufacturer's product by an accredited laboratory.
Our approach to manufacturing is born from a fundamental belief that as a processor, it's our obligation to extract the best possible value from the resource that has been entrusted to us.
The Cusp approach is solution focussed with the client and their project at the centre.
Stay ahead of today
Our design solutions think outside the box.
Cusp has a collaborative working relationship with Timber Design Studio, which is currently working on some of the larger timber projects across Europe and Australia.
This allows us full access to independent, internationally experienced and world-class mass timber engineering and design capability, and gives us the ability to deliver a wide variety of projects across the platform and provide solutions that are best for the project.
The team at Timber Design Studio push the limits with innovative design and construction methodologies to deliver a design that not only meets the architectural and structural requirements of the project but is also ready for fabrication on site.
We recommend Timber Design Studio because we want to see our product in Australia’s most innovative and beautiful projects, and they have worked with us from the beginning, so no one knows our products better.
Unlike other Mass Timber suppliers, we offer this as an independent service – outside of our organisation. Timber Design Studio will never try and maximise the amount of product that goes into a project.
Contact us early in your project to see what's currently (or soon to be) possible, and together we can work on what’s next.