Hardwood Decking Sydney
There are a few seriously reliable choices in terms of hardwood decking Sydney siders should be aware of if they’re about to embark upon a decking project for their property. And indeed, this kind of project is becoming more and more popular in the area. The kinds of timber that you want to be looking at are those that aren’t susceptible to shrinkage, and which have a really good hardness rating – try something like Merbau, Spotted Gum or Black Butt – although if your heart’s set on Merbau be sure to be careful about your supplier, as it’s considered a threatened species by some.
www.Deck-Max.com.au offer a secret fixing system, coming in “original” and “pro”, that doesn’t require any nails to be hammered through the timber into the joist, and therefore gives a smooth surface that’s free from dangerous protruding nails and safe for kids and animals. As an Australian company they’re familiar with the extremes of the Australian climate and are keen to emphasise the importance of getting timber that’s been prepared to deal with the specificities of the locality – the type of hardwood decking Sydney will require will need a particular moisture content, for example.
The deck max pro pre-grooved system, because it comes with the groove already cut, is already end matched, there’s no need to cut and measure, and there are – crucially – no nails, so it cuts your installation time in half. The original system is similar in fixings, but you need to cut your own grooves. With a 7 year warranty and a range of resources available on their website including videos explaining how their system works, the company seem pretty confident in the product they’re rolling out. In terms of hardwood decking, Sydney looks like it’s got a new champion.