VTW has a long history within the timber industry which started in June 1957 when Jack Colless bought his first sawmill in Beech Forest. Even though VTW started trading in its own right in 1989, its roots go back another 30 plus years to 1957.


The Colless family name is synonymous with the timber industry and has been involved in almost every aspect of timber over the years, from production to retail. At one stage the family owned and operated seven hardwood sawmills within the Otway area, six timber merchandising outlets across Victoria, kiln drying, timber machining and joinery operations.


In the earlier days the company was involved in all aspects of timber production from logging and tree harvesting to the finished dressed and kiln dried products. Jack also pioneered the establishment of private softwood plantations in the Otway-Ballarat areas.


Since 1989 VTW has continued to trade and expand its customer base in its own right; strictly within the reseller market. Today VTW has a very strong supplier network with distribution rights to a comprehensive range of timber products. Our large stock holding enables the company to provide unsurpassed customer service, with "just in time" deliveries.


VTW is also a major importer of timber products from places such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Phillipines, Finland, New Zealand and Chile. The company deals direct with the producer and only distributes quality product. Products and services offered by the company today include:


  Take off service for all Engineered Wood Products(EWP) together with engineered back up details and comprehensive colour coded layouts
  Cement Sheet products from Malaysia
  Pine products from both Australia and New Zealand
  Finger-jointed, primed and treated products from New Zealand and Chile
  Merbau timber and deckings from Indonesia
  Baltic Pine weatherboards and timber products from Finland
  Hardwood products from Australian producers including flooring, decking, linings, claddings and dressed boards
  Ply products from Australia, New Zealand and China
  Delivery service to resellers yard


VTW's product range is aimed at servicing the merchant with a choice of quality materials for the building industry. As the company moves forward it presents a solid progressive approach, which is well positioned to consolidate and expand its current market share.