At TopDecks, we build to AS/NZS building standards. All unseen framework is built with H3/H4 Treated Pine, unless in a fire-rated area at which point we use steel. Treated Pine has been used for building outdoor structures for years. Treated Pine framework is common for outdoor structures due to it being saturated with a preservative that protects it from termite infestation and decay caused by fungi.
There is a variety of different timbers that can be used for our decks, it all depends on the look you're after. Australia is blessed with some beautiful species of hard woods that look amazing and, most importantly, can handle the ever-changing Australian climate.
Below is a run-down of the timber we recommend. If you're unsure of what will look best in your outdoor space, give us a call for a FREE consultation and no-obligation quote.
What's the frame built from?
What types of timber can you choose from?
Blackbutt is from the Australian eucalypt family found around coastal New South Wales and Queensland. Blackbutt is another decking board that can be used above or in contact with the ground.
Composite decking is a hybrid material manufactured from recycled plastic (PVC), wood products, preservatives, bonding and colouring agents. A very low maintenance material that can be secret screwed.
Jarrah is sought after for its rich red and brown hues. Slightly less suitable for use above ground than other Australian timber decking, yet is still a popular choice due to its high quality finish.
Merbau is native to south-east Asia and is reddish brown in colour. Due to its affordability and attractiveness, its been the trend timber for the last
Spotted Gum is an Australian hardwood. The colour ranges from light to dark brown and when finished gives a real rustic look. A high quality timber that can be used both at ground level and above ground.
A fast-growing softwood, Treated Pine is the most cost effective product on the market. Most of the pine used in production today comes from tree plantations rather than the virgin forests.