Merbau Decking Sunshine Coast

Discover the Timeless Beauty and Unmatched Quality of Merbau Timber Decking in Sunshine Coast with Gowan Lea Timbers

Merbau Decking Timber Suppliers in Sunshine Coast

Stunning Outdoor Decking Solutions

Merbau decking is a highly versatile hardwood timber and has long been a popular choice for outdoor decking and patio spaces across the Sunshine Coast. Thanks to its durability and timeless appeal it can fit a variety of design and construction requirements, making it an ideal option for any outdoor project.

At Gowan Lea Timbers, we take pride in offering a wide range of high-quality Merbau decking timber supplies. As a leading Sunshine Coast timber yard, our Merbau decking timber is sourced from the finest suppliers to ensure exceptional quality and performance. Experience the beauty and versatility of Merbau decking timber for yourself. Get in touch or visit our timber yard to explore our range today!

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Why Merbau Timber For Your Decking?

Merbau decking timber offers Sunshine Coast properties a number of benefits, making it an ideal choice for outdoor decking projects:

    • • Highly Versatile: Whether you’re creating a traditional deck or a contemporary outdoor space, Merbau timber can be adapted to suit your design preferences and construction requirements.
    • • Suitable for Uneven Terrain: Its ability to adapt to varying ground levels ensures a seamless and stable deck surface, even in challenging environments.
    • • Unique Beauty: With its unique orange-brown color and interlocking grain pattern, Merbau timber adds a touch of natural beauty to any outdoor space.
    • • Termite Resistant: Merbau timber resists borers and termites when treated properly.
    • • Natural Oils Protection: Its abundant natural oils provide protection against shrinking, cracking, and splitting, ensuring long-lasting durability.
    • • Longevity: When treated correctly, Merbau timber can offer exceptional longevity, making it a wise investment for your timber deck.

Contact us today to explore our range of high-quality Merbau timber supplies and start creating the outdoor space of your dreams.

Merbau Decking Solutions in Sunshine Coast

Decking Timber to Suit Your Style

With a proud history of supplying timber for a range of residential and commercial projects across the Sunshine Coast, Gowan Lea Timbers brings over 25 years of experience to the table!

Our extensive expertise allows us to offer invaluable insight and guidance, ensuring that our clients receive the perfect decking timber solutions tailored to their specific needs. Trust in our knowledge and experience to help you make informed decisions, especially when you’re unsure about which timber is right for your project.

Choose Gowan Lea Timbers for unparalleled expertise and personalised service you can rely on. Get in touch for more today!

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The Benefits Of Merbau Decking Timber

Why Merbau Timber Decking?

Strength and Durability

Classified as a class 1 wood, Merbau timber is known for its strength and durability. This makes it well-suited for a number outdoor applications, including decking. Merbau is also suitable for use around pools, water features, walkways and patios.

Degree of Fire Resistance

With its inherent fire resistance, Merbau timber provides added safety and peace of mind, particularly in bushfire-prone areas. Its ability to resist catching fire easily makes it a wise choice for decking boards and outdoor furniture in the Australian climate.

Unique Appearance

Merbau timber is celebrated for its distinctive orange-brown colour, interlocking grain pattern and contrasting sapwood ranging from light yellow to ivory white. These unique tones and patterns can also be enhanced with various oils to complement any desired style or aesthetic, adding charm and character to your outdoor entertainment areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Merbau is a durable and versatile construction material that can be used for an extensive range of projects, including:

  • Structures and panels
  • Exterior joinery such as cladding, windows, doors, shutters and more
  • Carpentry and interior fittings
  • Flooring
  • Decks and stairs
  • Musical instruments
  • Indoor and outdoor furniture

Merbau decking timber can be painted and oiled, but the choice depends on the condition of the timber, desired finish and level of maintenance you’re comfortable with.

  • Oiling: This is the more common choice for Merbau and new timber often comes pre-oiled. Oil penetrates the wood, enhancing its natural beauty and providing protection from moisture, UV rays, and mildew. Penetrating oil doesn’t form a surface layer so it weathers naturally over time requiring reapplication every few years.
  • Painting: While possible, painting Merbau requires more prep work and is best done on un-treated timber. Due to natural oils and tannins in Merbau, you’ll need to ensure a good bond by removing surface oils and using a stain blocker primer to prevent the wood colour from bleeding through lighter paints. Paint provides a more opaque finish and a wider range of colours but requires more frequent maintenance as the paint layer can crack, peel, or chip.

Merbau has a beautiful warm colour that can vary depending on its age and exposure:

Freshly cut has an orange-golden brown colour and will age to a darker reddish-brown. There’s also some variation within the wood itself. The core of the tree (heartwood) features rich brown tones, whereas the sapwood can be a paler yellow-orange. 

Yes,  our timber is sourced sustainably. We prioritise the use of responsibly managed forests and engage with suppliers who adhere to sustainable forestry practices.

By doing so, we ensure that our timber products meet environmental standards, minimise negative impacts on ecosystems, and support the long-term health of forests. Rest assured, we are committed to providing sustainable timber supplies to our customers. 

When deciding between traditional timber and composite timber for your project, several factors come into play. Traditional timber offers a natural and authentic aesthetic, while composite timber provides enhanced durability and resistance to environmental elements.

Consider your project’s specific requirements, such as desired appearance, maintenance needs, longevity, and budget, to make the best choice. We can assist you in evaluating these factors to determine which option suits your project best. 

Choosing the right timber for your project involves a number of considerations. Start by assessing the project’s location, climate conditions, and intended use of the timber.

Factors like strength, durability, resistance to pests and decay, and maintenance requirements should also be considered.

Our experienced team can guide you through the timber selection process, considering your project’s specific needs, and recommend the most suitable timber options available. 

Protecting timber from pests and decay is essential to ensure its longevity. Proper timber treatment, such as applying preservatives, can safeguard against insect infestation and fungal decay. Additionally, regular maintenance, including sealing, staining, or painting, creates a protective barrier and enhances timber’s durability.

If you are looking for additional advice, our team can provide expert advice on timber protection methods suitable for your timber materials. 

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