Our Story

The Briggs Group story began in 1908 when G.L. Briggs and Sons built their first mill at Dorrigo, NSW.

The Briggs Group is a fourth generation family owned company which has been actively involved in the Australian milling and marketing of timber products for over 100 years.

The Briggs Group story began in 1908 when George Largie Briggs, the founder of G.L.Briggs and Sons, built the first saw mill at Dorrigo, NSW.

This was replaced by another mill built at nearby Megan in 1915, with subsequent expansion adding a furniture and joinery factory.

The company then moved and established a saw mill and village at Briggsvale in 1923. Veneer milling started in 1933.

As the Company expanded, the village also prospered. At its peak Briggsvale had a population of 150 residents.

In 1961, two additional mills in the nearby township of Cascade were purchased.

In 1972, extensive plant modernisation was undertaken. Around this time, G.L. Briggs pioneered the peeling and marketing of regrowth eucalypt veneers and in 1983 a plywood factory was added.

Unfortunately, the Briggsvale saw and veneer-milling operation ceased in 1993, due to the mill being destroyed in a fire.

The Briggs Group is a family owned company who have been actively involved in the Australian milling and marketing of timber products for over 100 years.
G.L.Briggs and Sons’ logging locomotive in the early 1900s showing the son of the founder, George Largie Briggs (in the dark suit)
Briggs Veneers offers more than 200 different types of quality veneer and panel products sourced from sustainably managed forests...

Quality & Innovation

Today, the Briggs Group continues to pioneer quality and innovation within the timber industry. Briggs Veneers offers more than 200 different types of quality veneer and panel products sourced from sustainably managed forests - including the TrueGrain reconstituted timber, Woodstock dyed veneers, eco-cert environmentally certified veneers, Innato and Oberflex pre-finished veneer laminates and FLAMEBLOCK Fire Retardant MDF.

All natural timber veneers are hand selected both at their source, and again before leaving the warehouse. Briggs Veneer’s highly experienced staff provide you with an unparalleled level of service and are always eager to assist you with your veneer selection.

G.L.Briggs and Sons’ sawmill at the village of Briggsvale (near Dorrigo NSW) in the late 1920s
Briggs Veneers’ warehouse and factory at Wetherill Park NSW, 2017
The Briggs Group continues to pursue quality and innovation in the timber industry.

Global Distribution

Briggs Veneers regularly supplies veneers to panel layers/distributors throughout the Australian, New Zealand and overseas markets.

Local and international customers are serviced from our Sydney Head Office at Wetherill Park, where we hold large stocks of locally produced and imported veneers. Our modern and efficient preparation facilities also enable us to quickly despatch your requirement, whether they be for flitch veneer material or prepared layon veneers ready for pressing onto panels.

To make an appointment to visit our Wetherill Park (NSW) warehouse to select your veneer, please phone us on (02) 9732 7888.

Briggs Veneers layons production factory at Wetherill Park

Briggs’ veneer lathe in the 1930s, Briggsvale

Briggs’ veneer splicer – 2017, Wetherill Park