When you’re buying timber to build an outdoor deck it’s important to ensure the product you purchase is true to label and fit for purpose to avoid premature failure.
Unfortunately there have been reports of some traders selling decking timber that’s been “passed off” as highly durable species when it’s not. People are also inadvertently buying decking timber that doesn’t meet Building Regulation requirements.
You can check out the most appropriate timber species to use for specific structural purposes in the book Construction Timbers in Queensland
Naturally durable Queensland hardwood decking timbers such as spotted gum and ironbark will deliver the best performance. They might cost a little more initially but will last and look better much longer than cheaper alternatives. You can purchase Queensland timbers from a member of the Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network, you can find a list of these at www.buyqldtimber.com.au
In any case make sure you contact reputable timber merchants, members of Timber Queensland who are guaranteed to sell true to label, and fit for purpose deck timber.
Head Office . Toowoomba
9-25 Wilkinson Street
TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350
Phone: 07 46 200 200 - John Bradbury ( Internal Sales)
Cnr Quanda & Coolum-Yandina Rd.
COOLUM BEACH QLD 4573
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