A hardwood timber deck is not only an architectural link between the landscape and the built environment, it adds additional living space as a cost-effective alternative to major extensions.
Boral decking is manufactured in Australia for the Australian climate by an Australian company using Australian hardwood species making it the perfect option. Timber decks are particularly well suited to sloping sites and are excellent in split-level or two-storey construction. Decks can be cantilevered beyond the outermost bearer by up to one third of the bearer span, which can mean a lot more deck area for minimal additional cost. Timber decking is ideal for pool surrounds and as an alternative to concrete and paving materials. Decking can also be used to enhance the natural flow from indoor flooring to outdoor decking by using the same species.
Decking can also be used for vertical design elements such as screens, seating, gates and fences. Native Australian hardwoods are an excellent choice for decking because of their high density, toughness, durability and in some species, fire retardancy – perfect for Australian conditions. Boral decking is seasoned to ensure optimum hardness, stability and long service life. Hardwoods are easy to stain to complement an outdoor colour scheme or can be left untreated to create a natural, weathered look.
All Boral Timber’s products are Australian Forestry Scheme (AFS) Chain of Custody certified. This provides peace of mind that Boral Timber products are sourced from sustainably managed and legal forestry. The AFS certification is linked to the largest forest management certification scheme in the world (PEFC) and is the only scheme with an Australian Standard (AS 4708-2007).
Boral decking should be nailed or screwed directly to hardwood bearers and joists. Fencing can be screwed into timber or steel posts.