An old favorite, timber decking.
There’s nothing that quite beats the look of timber
decking around your pool, garden, walkway or under your verandah.
At Australian Treated Pine, we
stock a range of timber decking in both treated Pine and Merbeau.
As with all timber decking, it is very important that your
sub floor (bearers and joists) are correctly installed to
accommodate your decking. The maximum spacing on your joists
centers (distance between the joists) must not exceed 450mm
(18 inches). Should your spaces exceed this distance you will
experience “bounce” in your deck and in some cases
you may even have breakages under load.
All timber decking stocked is what
is commonly marketed as a “reeded reversible”
decking pattern or profile.
That means, one side of the decking is reeded (in other words
has grooves machined in it) and the other side is plain or
smooth in its finish.
It is a widely held misconception
that the grooves provide a “non slip” surface
for use in wet areas. This is not the case! In fact the reason
decking has grooves machined in it is to reduce surface contact
between the decking itself and the joist, thus preventing
water from being held between the two surfaces and preventing
premature decay. On this basis, we recommend you install your
decking plain side up. However, ultimately, the choice is
Treated Pine decking is available
in 70mm width and 90mm widths, 20mm thick. Treated Pine decking
is now treated with ACQ (alkaline copper and quaterny. Refer
to technical info on this site for more information) in accordance
with legislation. Treated Pine is available in both “Wet”
and “kiln dried” finishes. If you intend to use
wet decking you will need to anticipate shrinkage in your
decking boards. Treated Pine decking is available in set lengths;
please ask our sales staff for advice on available lengths.
If you are using short lengths I.e. 600mm, 900mm, 1200mm,
1500mm, 1800mm, you may be entitled to a discount, so please
order short lengths if that’s what you require, It may
Merbau decking is available in
70mm, 90mm and 140mm widths and is also 20mm in thickness.
Merbau is a dark red or even Brown type of color. Merbau is
available in random lengths only (That means you cannot specify
the exact length that you require).
Fixing your decking is very important.
Many decks have been ruined through the use of inappropriate
fixing materials and methods. The best way to fix your deck
down is to use screws, followed closely by hand nailing it.
When using either method, you should always pre drill your
hole to approximately 75% of the diameter of the fixing that
you intend to use. This will prevent splitting of your timber
when installing. When you are selecting a fixing product,
the best finish is stainless steel, followed by hot dipped
galvanized products. If you are using a nail, we recommend
a Tidadeck nail. Tidadeck nails have a “twist”
or helical thread, helping to prevent the nail from working
its way back out, with a rounded head they are also “foot
friendly”! Please ask our expert staff for more advice
on fastening products.
using treated Pine decking, definitely do not use aluminum
fasteners or have any aluminum products in contact with the
Do not use plain steel fixings as they
will rust, both reducing the capacity of the fixing and staining
Do not use a nail gun unless it
is specifically designed for use with approved timber deck
fixing products as described above.