A Few Reasons to go with Softwoods for your next Project
• Great Value
Our lowest prices in 7 years When we’re paying less for timber we’re happy to pass on the benefits to you, and our stable supplier relationships help us keep prices low for the long-term. With steel prices rising, timber is not just the environmental choice, it’s the economical one.
• No pressure sales approach
Our sales team have been with us for a long time and they’re happy to let their designs, our product and pricing do the talking. It’s a simple formula – you let us know what you want and we’ll do our best to provide it, at the lowest possible price. And we promise not to be pushy – it’s your home, and your decision.
• In- home design consultation
Our specialist in-home design team will spend time with you in your own environment to help realise your vision, within your budget.
• SA’s widest range of decking
At unbeatable prices! Put simply, we have all decking options covered. We can provide SA’s widest range of decking species – native and imported softwoods and hardwoods – in a huge range of sizes. All are ethically sourced, selectively forested, and environmentally sound.
• Fixed price contracts
If you go ahead with a Softwoods project, the price that we quote is the price that you pay. We don’t aim to confuse or trick you into paying extra anywhere, we just give you the lowest possible price from the outset.
• Huge range of designs + unique engineering
Our designs are based upon customised engineering that allows us to build with the confidence that everything we do is to our exacting standards. It also allows us to offer a huge array of designs to suit your home, or, if you have a design in mind, our experienced design team will do their best to bring it to life.
• 10% deposit with no more to pay until delivery is scheduled
In our view, if you’re building something, you should only have to pay for it when it’s actually being built. That’s why we only ask for a 10% deposit when you order with no more to pay until it’s time to deliver your materials – so you hang onto your money throughout the council approvals process.
• Hassle free Council approval handled by Softwoods
In the 29 years we’ve been in the building trade in South Australia, we’ve come to know the Councils pretty well which means we know what documentation is required. That’s why we’ll deal with council for you – from submitting plans and paperwork to follow up and approval. When it’s done, we’ll let you know so we can schedule your build.
• Copy of Council plans provided
If you’re building your structure yourself, we will provide you with a copy of plans for Council submission (assuming you don’t want us to handle it) as well as a list of timber sizes, lengths and a precise cutting list.
• Quality licensed carpenters
Our carpenters are one of the best things about our business. They turn our plans into your reality. So we only use the best that we can find – and we keep using them. Our dedicated team of carpenters build exactly to our standards, so you can be sure you’ll get a great product every time.
• See your project before you buy
using Softwoods exclusive 3D design software Softwoods has developed a computerised design system that will process your measurements, add any features and build your structure for you on-screen allowing you to see your project exactly as it will appear – before you’ve spent a cent. The system even counts every single piece of timber, nail and bolt in the structure, so you only pay for the materials you’re using, nothing else (note: we will occasionally deliver more than the structure needs as a contingency for common areas of wastage, and pick them up when the job is done)
• Fully pre-cut DIY kits available
Our design system feeds data from our computer to a saw that precisely cuts the angles for each piece of timber in our pergola, making DIY pergola building nowhere near as time consuming or daunting as it would otherwise be. By taking the guesswork out of DIY building you’ll save significant time, and money.
• Exceptional communication always
Since you’re undertaking an important project at your home, the least we can do is make it simple and stress free – by contacting you. That’s why anytime there’s an update on your project we’ll either email, or get on the phone and let you know, giving you peace of mind that you’re in good hands (because you are). We have a dedicated building department to ensure that your project is hassle free for you from beginning to end.
• You get better prices dealing direct with the timber supplier
As one of SA’s larger retailer/wholesalers of timber we’re in a position to seek the lowest possible prices from our suppliers, which we then pass on to you.
• Softwoods is locally owned and operated
A South Australian company, Softwoods is owned and run by South Aussies. We argue about the Crows and the Power like everyone else. We’re proud of being South Australian and feel that we’re better attuned to the outdoor living needs of the local community than anyone else.
• 25 year warranty
Our huge warranty is based on the premise “you take care of it, and we’ll take care of you”. All that means is that provided you take a few simple steps to maintain your structure, we’ll replace any faulty timber parts within it for 25 years. We’re serious about our warranty because we want you to know that if you buy from us, you’re buying something that will last.
• Building with timber is environmentally responsible
Timber is a building material used through the ages. It is strong, hard wearing and visually appealing and there’s no other building material that’s better for the environment. A large percentage of the weight of harvested timber is carbon trapped from the atmosphere, which along with the benefits trees provide when they are living means building with plantation-grown timber is doing a good turn for the environment.
• Full painting service available
Painting can be messy, inconvenient and not a lot of fun. We’re happy to take care of painting your project for you – just pick a colour and we’ll take care of the rest.