The deafening din is the same as any sawmill, but the timber rolling off the conveyor belt is far from conventional.

It has been radially sawn, a milling technique that delivers some enormous advantages over existing methods.

"Basically we cut up timber differently to other people," explained Chris McEvoy, former CSIRO wood scientist and now a joint owner of a company called Radial Timber.

"We cut it up like a pizza or a cake, so we're getting round logs and cutting them up into wedges and turning those wedges into boards."

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