Classification of Decking
All timber can be grouped into 4 classes of durability –
Class 1– Withstands 50+ years exposed outside above ground.
Includes hardwoods such as Belian, Black Butt, Tallow Wood, Pelawon, Iron Bark, Yellow Cedar, Merbau, Spotted Gum.
Class 2– Withstands 30 years exposed outside above ground.
Includes Jarrah, Batu, Western Red Cedar.
Class 3– Withstands 15 years exposed outside above ground.
Includes Sydney Blue Gum, Kapur, Brush Box, Rose/Flooded Gum, Taun, Kempas.
Class 4– Withstands 5-8 years exposed outside above ground.
Includes Baltic Pine, Radiata Pine, Tasmanian Oak, Oregon, Victorian Ash.
Pine Decking, while being the cheapest option available, is not well suited to the Perth climate. Our hot dry summers and mild wet winters will result in your deck weathering very quickly. Pine decking can warp and pull out of the frame and will need continual maintenance and replacement before long, with an expected life span of only 5-8 years outside exposed to the weather.
Composite decking is an alternative to hardwood timber. It is made from recycled wood and plastic. It has the look of wood, but the durability of plastic. It is available in a variety of colours and requires minimal annual maintenance. Not all composite decking boards are equal in quality, some have a hollow core and others are solid boards. We use only the best quality composite decking in Perth.
Check out the next generation of composite decking Millboard Decking Millboard is made to look exactly like natural oak decking and comes in a wide range of styles and colors, it needs absolutely no maintenance, has no visible fixings and is made from recycled materials.