Merbau decking has become an increasingly attractive choice in Perth over recent years due to several factors:
It’s unique reddish-brown colour is lighter than Jarrah and with less grain characteristics.
As a Class 1 Hardwood it is very strong, durable and does not warp or twist in extreme temperatures if fixed correctly to the underlying substrate. If maintained correctly, it is also ideal for coastal areas with high levels of moisture.
The Merbau sourced by WATDP is solid, opposed to the less durable finger-jointed option.
It boasts the highest rating for resistance against wood destroying fungi and insects, including termites. Merbau is also rated BAL 29 for fire resistance and is therefore ideal in most fire prone areas.
Merbau is an imported timber which is sourced from Indonesia. Although it is yet to be granted the Australian Forestry Stewardship Certificate (AFSC), all of the Merbau we build with has been granted a SVLK (Timber Legality Verification System) status from Indonesia. This accreditation ensures that it is sourced from socially and environmentally sustainable forests.
Although Merbau decking is very stable, it has a natural, oily-rich tannin which may leach if not prevented by a tannin-blocker sealer. It is advisable to pre-wash Merbau boards prior to installation and prior to sealing with a hydrophobic sealer. This is even more important if installing as a pool deck or around limestone.
We recommend that you speak with us 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 Merbau 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 Merbau 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.