Balau decking is chosen for its rich hue and minimal knotting. This wood can stand up to heavy use, allowing it to survive the years of trampling it will receive as part of your deck. 

Balau is a good option if you prefer a lighter colour timber. Balau wood product has become increasingly popular as a highly weather resistant and stylish alternative to pressure treated pinewood. Balau is extremely stable and durable tropical hardwood originates from Southeast Asia. Balau is one of Nature's most resilient hardwood and is well renowned for its resistance to decay and insect attack properties making it the perfect timber for outdoor products. Balau is Class 2 Hardwood. Janka rating about 7.6 Little Pinholes can be found in some of the board as its add the characteristic of the Balau.




Spotted Gum Decking is the current trend with designers and architects due to its attractive brown colour tones coupled with its high durability it creates a perfect deck.

  • Spotted Gum is an Eastern States hardwood typically ours is from Queensland

  • Valued for its strength and high durability qualities

  • Spotted Gum decking is dark brown through to lighter brown in colour

  • Available in 86x19mm and 135x19mm smooth both faces

  • Random lengths 0.9m to 5.7m (set length not availability)

  • Termite resistant per AS 3660.1

  • Natural durability class 1 above ground applications

  • Bush fire resistance rating BAL 29 per AS395




With the right design and planning a Jarrah/Merbau deck is a perfect addition to any backyard. This  traditional WA hardwood will last year after year with proper care and maintenance and you will be supporting local, our Jarrah is sourced from a family owned and operated business Busselton in WA’s south west region.

  • Jarrah is a local hardwood timber, which only grows in South West of WA.

  • Valued for its attractive yet durable qualities

  • Jarrah decking is dark red through to light red pinkish tones

  • Available in two widths 85x20mm and 130x20mm

  • Thicker sizes and/or select grade available to order, please enquire.

  • Termite resistant

  • Natural durability class 2 above ground applications

  • 840kg/m3



A relatively affordable and durable hardwood that is very popular, though one needs to ensure it comes from a sustainable source as it is extensively harvested across Southeast Asia. 


Merbau decking is the number one choice if your deck is in a weather exposed situation because of its high levels of durability but more so because Merbau is an extremely stable timber choice so has less tendancy to twist and warp if correctly installed. One thing to take care of with Merbau is the release of tannin when it gets wet, this will not continue indefinately and there are ways to limit it happening, call us to discuss.

  • Merbau is an imported hardwood from south east asia region

  • Valued for its strength and high durablility qualities

  • Verified Legal certification

  • Merbau decking is dark red through to brown in colour

  • Available in 90x19mm and 140×19 both reeded one face

  • Termite resistant

  • Natural durability class 1 above ground applications

  • Bush fire resistance rating up to BAL29 per AS3959

  • 900kg/m3




Manufactured from a combination of recycled plastics and reclaimed wood fibre materials, composite decking not only mimics the grains and colours of traditional timber, its benefits make it a popular alternative to timber decking.

Composite decking has come a long way since it became popular in the 1990s; current offerings closely resemble timber deck materials and offer many additional benefits. Composite Decking also known as plastic decking, is made from a mixture of timber fibre and plastic. It is made to look like timber and comes in a variety of natural timber and “paint” colours.

Composite decking usually costs 30% more than  mid-priced hardwood decking material, but has some advantages. While you have to stain and seal any kind of natural timber, there’s nothing to do to composite decking after it’s installed except clean it occasionally.

Composite products gives the look and feel of timber, without the maintenance.

Trex is the one of the original inventors of composite decking. We have chosen to supply Trex decking because of its high-performing qualities – it is highly resistant to mould, scratching, fading, and staining and is covered by a 25-year limited warranty. Trex is the world’s largest maker of wood-alternative deck materials. Their range comes in a variety of colours and styles with realistic wood grain detailing.


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Perth WA, 6000

Sydney, NSW 2038

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Phone: 0433 334 415

ABN: 93134276798

Lic: 331800C

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