Local to the South-West of Western Australia, Jarrah Decking is found in 1000’s of WA home for several reasons:
Jarrah is known for its deep, rich mahogany colouring and grain characteristics which make it a prized timber. These colours can also tend to naturally deepen over time.
As a Class 2 Australian hardwood, Jarrah has a dense overlapping grain pattern which makes it strong, durable and resistant to damage. This ensures it is a suitable choice for high volume residential and commercial applications alike.
Offering a high level of resistance to fire, Jarrah decking is ideal for rural areas that are fire prone. The natural properties of this Eucalypt also prohibit bugs, algae and fungal growth.
While the natural gum lines found in Jarrah provide a fabulous character, these gum lines can be problematic if installed in exposed areas with too much moisture. Opening of the gum pockets may occur over time in these conditions and the rich mahogany colouring will bleach if exposed to the harsh sun, resulting in a grey look.
If you’re unsure whether Jarrah decking will be suitable in your area, make sure you speak with Paul to discuss your individual requirements.
The West Australian government allows Jarrah to be harvested under sustainable forest management practices. Consequently, the forest is replanted after every harvest ensuring that it is there for the use of future generations.
Maintenance is essential in order to preserve the natural beauty and durability of Jarrah Decking. Before applying a timber oil or sealer, it’s important to give your Jarrah deck a thorough clean. The timber should be exfoliated using a cleaning solution that kills bacteria and mould, and forces the protective sealers to penetrate the timber.
Like all timbers that require oiling or sealing, the required frequency will depend on the level of traffic and exposure to the elements, although as a rule of thumb this should be done at least every 12 months.
We recommend that you speak with a reputable deck builder for advice on whether a particular timber will be suitable for your individual requirements and how it should be maintained.
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WA Timber Decking Professionals are a family owned and operated boutique provider of stunning yet practical custom designed outdoor timber structures. When you contact WATDP you’ll deal directly with Paul, our owner (no pushy salesperson). Paul will manage your project from the initial discussion and quotation right through to the construction and ongoing maintenance of your new timber structure.
As a qualified carpenter with 30+ years experience, Paul has built 100’s of high quality outdoor timber structures and Jarrah decks throughout Perth. Paul’s wealth of knowledge, friendly nature and attention to detail has positioned him as one of the most reliable and reputable deck builders in Australia. His outstanding level of workmanship was recently awarded with a Gold Medal for the Best Display at the 2018 and 2019 Perth Garden Festival.
Upon meeting with you and taking the time to understand your objectives, Paul will deliver a detailed quotation which will carefully take into consideration the moisture levels, direction of sunlight, air flow and climate, to ensure that your new Jarrah deck is not only attractive, but strong and durable and will last many years.
Contact us today to schedule your obligation-free onsite consultation and quotation.