Our Company

Glosswood was launched in 1998 by timber specialists Peter and Pam Thomson in Perth, Western Australia. Wanting to bring a quality prefinished sustainable lining board to the Australian design market, the couple sourced a timber with perfect attributes for a new solid-timber product range and developed a specialised no-VOC water-based UV coating system (not solvent-based) in their Perth factory (this is considered the first in Australia, if not the world). In 2004, Glosswood Prefinished Lining Boards were born as a ready-to-install, eco-minded alternative to native hardwoods. In 2013, after two years of testing, they added a lanolin-enriched oil-based Matte Range of finishes and developed a wider choice of finishes in the Satin UV Range. “We knew harvesting trees from native forests wasn’t sustainable. So we created this timber product with sustainability, versatility and easy installation in mind,” says Pam Thomson, Glosswood director and co-founder. “Our product takes the hard work out of installing timber panelling by being completely prefinished – no sanding, varnishing, painting or tricky carpentry work is required.”