How to Choose the right Hardwood Decking

How to choose hardwood decking?

Choosing the right decking or even getting the right advice may be a daunting task. This can be made very simple if you ask the right person the right questions. Yes, one can propose additional works to your contractor or builder; but this seldom proves the right choice… who has designed it, who has calculated the imposed loads for its intended use – is it cantilevered, if so, how much… is it safe… ? Which hardwood timber is best? Cheap is normally an indicator of a quick job that will won’t last.

Karl Harrison has been publish in the recent Pro Landscaper Magazine, an industry production for the Landscaping profession. The magazine not only showcases up to date projects but offers useful insight to all the common issue found in this industry to include decking.

How to choose hardwood decking? There are far too many hardwood species to list and not very many are indeed suitable for inclusion as a decking material. Teak at the top of the tree then Ipe is a common favourite then for a lighter golden timber I look to Iroko… I run a mile from Balau and Massaranduba, ar to unstable and require massive fixings to secure a tight job without the boards moving.

The very latest fixing detail, yes another one … Magnet system by Exterpark. Blisteringly quick to install and is already amassing some key reference project around the world. Take a closer look at Deck board fixings.

The Louvre in Dubai

The Hotel Grand Central in Barcelona

A simplified and luxury decking system, aluminium rails with a simple POM clip the site in the decking and quickly clips into place in seconds. easy to remove too, simply use the tool and lift any decking boards you like with a just as fast method to re-install them.

There are a few videos of this system popping up and well worth a look…

have a shaky preview here


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