Come and see our Shinnoki prefinished veneers at Briggs Veneers’ Equinox Adelaide stand on Wednesday 21st September, 6-8pm. Click here for more details and to register for your free entry.

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 Australian company which has been actively involved in milling and marketing of timber products for over 110 years.

The Briggs Group story began in 1908 when George Largie Briggs 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.

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

Sawmilling ceased in 1993, with the business increasingly focusing on sourcing and supplying quality veneers to the interior fit-out and specialty markets, supplying these from our Seven Hills (NSW) warehouse and factory. By 2000 the Briggs Veneers business had started to be strongly driven by architectural specification.

In 2006, outgrowing our Seven Hills site we moved to larger premises at Wetherill Park NSW. In the years around 2010 Briggs added reconstituted veneer, dyed veneers, prefinished veneer laminates and fire retardant MDF to our product range.

By 2020 Briggs employed 2 full time architectural marketing representatives and had added prefinished veneer panels and HPL to our product offering. Today,  Briggs Veneers offers more than 200 different types of quality veneer and panel products sourced from sustainably managed forests.

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