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
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
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
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.
Briggs Veneers offers more than 200 different types of quality veneer and panel products sourced from sustainably managed forests...
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.
The Briggs Group continues to pursue quality and innovation in the timber industry.
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’ veneer lathe in the 1930s, Briggsvale
Briggs’ veneer splicer – 2017, Wetherill Park