If you have the luxury of living in Queensland, you might want to think about sprucing up your backyard and making the most of your beautiful climate. Building your own deck is a great opportunity to improve your outdoor living situation as well as give yourself a rewarding project.
As you prepare your site for construction, you’re going to have to decide on what materials to use for your decking. While there are many choices out on the market, the best material you can use for your deck is definitely timber.
At Sunstate Timbers, we have been providing Brisbane with the highest quality timber for more than 50 years, so we know what you’ll need to make a good deck. Here are just a few reasons to choose timber for your decking.
Timber is a Natural Product
In comparison with tiles, cement or composite decking materials, timber is a naturally produced material. This will give your deck that warm, nice feeling that only the real wood can provide. Natural timber provides a one-of-a-kind beauty that cannot be beaten, duplicated or replicated – even by “timber-coloured” man-made materials.
An Australian Made Deck
Choosing Australian made products is important to a lot of us and when it comes to decking local products just make sense. There are a wide range of native Australian timbers that you can choose for your deck and a lot of the time you can source these from sustainable and recycled sources.
Your Choice of Colour
When you are choosing your timber decking, you can choose whatever variety of timber that appeals to you the most, and give it a nice clear finish to highlight its natural colours. You can paint your timber deck in whatever colours you wish, giving your even more flexibility. If you’re ever in the mood for a change, you can always stain your decking too. This versatility means more than just a variety of colours – it means your deck can change and evolve with your home and your tastes.
More Environmentally Friendly
Timber is an eco-friendly material, especially when it is responsibly sourced. By choosing plantation grown varieties of timber for your deck, you can minimise your carbon footprint and contribute to control the damaging effects of deforestation on our environment.
Just make sure to check that the timber you buy is from a modern, sustainable, and accredited source. This ensures that your timber deck isn’t made from an endangered or at-risk species of tree. When possible, it is also worth considering recycled or reclaimed timber for DIY projects.
There is a reason humans have been chopping down trees to build with for centuries. Australian timber is an amazingly durable and long lasting material that doesn’t require much maintenance.
Timer Ideal For Decking
- Treated Pine – cheapest and takes stain and paint well
- Jarrah – lovely dark brown and red colour
- Black Butt – fire resistant and native to Australia
- Spotted Gum – good for bushfire-prone areas; plantation-grown in Australia
- Ironbark –heavy and dense; longest lasting; colours ranging from pale brown to deep red
Contact Sunstate Timbers in Brisbane for sustainable, eco-friendly Australian timber.