Merbau Decking Timber

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Merbau Decking for Stunning Outdoor Living

Found in Northern Queensland and South East Asia, Merbau decking timber has become a favoured alternative to traditional hard terraces and patio spaces across Australia. Offering a perfect blend of durability, appearance, and versatility, Merbau decking easily creates an ideal space for playing, dining, and entertaining, ensuring enjoyment for years to come!

At Gowan Lea Timbers, we take pride in offering an extensive range of Merbau decking timber and planks designed to bring both style and functionality to any outdoor space. Whether you’re looking to revamp your backyard or create a stunning alfresco area from scratch, our Merbau decking solutions are the ideal solution!

Experience the timeless elegance and lasting quality of Merbau decking with Gowan Lea Timbers. Get in touch or visit our timber yard to explore our range today and transform your outdoor living dreams into reality.

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Why Merbau Timber Decking?

Enhance your outdoor living experience with the exceptional qualities of Merbau decking timber. Here’s why Merbau makes an ideal choice for your decking needs:

    • • Highly Versatile: Merbau decking timber is highly versatile, adapting to various design and construction needs effortlessly.
    • • Suitable for Uneven Terrain: Ideal for uneven terrain, Merbau decking allows for split and elevated level decks, enhancing outdoor spaces.
    • • Unique Beauty and Durability: Renowned for its unique beauty and durability, Merbau timber resists borers and termites when treated properly.
    • • Natural Oils Protection: With abundant natural oils, Merbau timber is protected from shrinking, cracking, and splitting, though susceptible to staining from water-soluble mineral deposits.
    • • Longevity: Merbau’s flexibility and durability make it a popular choice for furniture and external construction projects, ensuring a long-lasting deck when treated correctly.

Transform your backyard into a stylish and inviting retreat with Merbau decking from Gowan Lea Timbers.

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Suppliers Of Superior Decking Timber

As a local hardwood timber suppliers, Gowan Lea Timbers have proudly provided timber for a wide range of residential and commercial projects, earning a reputation for excellence in the industry.

Every project is unique! With over 25 years of experience, Gowan Lea Timbers brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project. Our team works closely with you to understand your requirements and recommend the perfect timber solutions tailored to your project.

Choose Gowan Lea Timbers for your next project and see why we’re the trusted choice for quality hardwood materials.

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The Benefits Of Merbau Decking Timber

Why Merbau Timber Decking?

Strength and Durability

Merbau timber is known for its strength and durability, making it a preferred choice among builders and DIY enthusiasts alike. While not as hard as some other hardwoods, Merbau is classified as a class 1 wood, making it well-suited for outdoor applications, such as decking boards and outdoor furniture, ensuring longevity and reliability in any environment.

Ideal for Outdoor Use

From decking around pools and water features to walkways and patios, Merbau timber offers endless possibilities. It is quite resistant to termites and only exhibits very little shrinkage or movement, catering to both commercial and residential environments with ease.

Degree of Fire Resistance

Merbau timber boasts a level of fire resistance, making it a safe choice for areas prone to bushfires. Its ability to resist catching fire easily adds an extra layer of safety and peace of mind, particularly in the Australian climate.

Unique Style

Merbau timber is well known for its distinctive appearance, featuring a coarse but even texture, orange-brown colouring and an interlocking grain pattern. It’s contrasting sapwood ranges from light yellow to ivory white, adding visual interest to any project. The aesthetic appeal of Merbau timber can be further enhanced and customised with various oils, allowing for endless possibilities to suit any desired style or aesthetic!

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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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