NAWALOKA TIMBER STORES (PVT) LTD
Nawaloka Timber Stores (Pvt) Ltd., is the most popular name in the timber industry in Sri Lanka among housebuilders, government and private building contractors and the general public. It was originally established by Deshamanya H.K. Dharmadasa (Chairman Nawaloka Group of Companies) in 1942, situated just outside the city of Colombo along (Negombo Road) Colombo Katunayaka International Airport highway.
Botanical name Shorea Ochrophloia. The timber is generally slow drying with moderate and checks slight splitting and surface checking as the main defects.
Kempas is a relatively hard and heavy timber averaging 890 kg/m3 at 15% moisture content. The sapwood is white or pale yellow in colour and can easily be distinguished from the heartwood. The heartwood is brick red when freshly sawn and darkening to orange-red with yellow-brown lines on exposure.
Tulang is the product of a single species koompassia excelsa. The timber dries moderately slowly with slight and checks, surface checks and insect attack as the main sources of degraded sapwood are perishable.
Sapwood is well defined, The heartwood is reddish-brown to deep brick red-brown when fresh, weathering to a deep chocolate brown.
• Mahogani Swietenia Macrophylla
• Kumbuk Terminalia arfuna
• Jak “Kos” artocarpus heterophyllus
• Lunumidella Melia dubia
• Ginisapu chempakam
+94 (0) 11 5 888888 | +94 (0) 11 5 888238
No. 42, Negombo Road, Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka.