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Hardwood Timber Decking

Although treated softwood decking is very popular with many of our customers we also supply hardwood decking. We have carefully selected the most suitable species of hardwood decking that will provide a luxurious finished deck. Hardwood decking has many qualities including its natural durability and beautiful appearance which can be further enhanced with coatings such as penetrating oil.

We are able to offer the following hardwood decking subject to availability :-

Ipe decking

19 mm x 90 mm Smooth with Pencil Round edges ipe hardwood decking

19 mm x 140 mm Smooth with Pencil Round edges ipe hardwood decking

19 mm x 140 mm Smooth with Pencil Round edges ipe hardwood deckin
(EDGE GROOVED for secret fixing with ipe clip)



ALL
1st Grade Quality to USA standards !
This is suitable for discerning customers who wish to have hardwood decking as good as you find in the USA.
This is the best quality hardwood decking we supply.

ipe decking edge grooved for ipe clip
Ipe hardwood decking (EDGE GROOVED) for ipe clip Extreme

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Supplied in mixed lengths 2.44m (8 ft) and longer, contact us for current stock lengths

Durable, and very strong hardwood decking requiring no chemical preservative treatment due to natural resistance to fungal decay and insect attack. A very stable timber with an excellent track record for decking in the USA and elsewhere.

Pieces of hardwood decking range in colour from attractive dark brown , medium brown, olive, orange-brown and with some pieces almost black. It will weather naturally to a pleasant driftwood/silver grey if left untreated.

In the USA Ipe is often the timber of choice when the ultimate, high quality, durable, very low maintenance hardwood decking is required.

Ipe is pronounced (ee-pay)

1st Grade Ipe supplied in lengths 2.44m (8ft) or longer

Please note that hardwood decking is a natural product and the colour varies between pieces, and the age of the timber has an effect on appearance.


The premium quality air-dried hardwood decking we supply has been properly stacked with 'sticks' between each row of boards to allow proper seasoning. Consequently air-dried hardwood deck boards may show marks from where these 'sticks' have been. Generally these marks will fade along with the decking itself. However if they are of concern then the deck boards can be cleaned with a cleaner such as Net-Trol or lightly sanded for the perfect finish (This is good practice if the desire is to seal the boards with a coating).

Ipe Clip Information

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smooth Ipe decking and Balau hand rail system
Picture courtesy of decking installation company www.thelandscapegardeners.co.uk
19 x 140 Smooth Ipe decking and Balau hand rail system. In this photograph the timber is shown in a dry state and has not been oiled or stained.

Ipe best quality hardwood decking

ipe hardwood decking around swimming pool
Picture courtesy of www.kingfisherdecking.co.uk
19 x 140 Smooth Ipe decking (without any sealer applied) surrounding swimming pool

 

Ipe decking tile

Ipe Hardwood deck tiles

 

Hardwood Deck Joists

Ex 50 x 150 planed to 42 mm x 140 mm

 

Supplied in mixed lengths 8 ft and longer subject to availability

Balau

Durable, and very strong hardwood requiring no preservative treatment due to natural resistance to fungal decay and insect attack for a period of more than 10 years.

 

Bangkirai (Balau) hardwood decking

19 mm x 90 mm Reeded top

21 mm x 145 mm Smooth Non grooved, with 4 pencil round edges, Bangkirai (Balau) hardwood decking, FSC

 

50mm x 50mm PAR Balau reeded spindles - Special order

90 mm x 90 mm PAR Balau reeded Newel Post - Special order

40 mm x 90 mm Balau Handrail - Special order

28 mm x 90 mm Balau Baserail - Special order


Grooved or Smooth

Supplied in mixed lengths (2.44m) 8 ft and longer, subject to availability. Please contact us for stock availability.

Durable, knot free hardwood requiring no preservative treatment due to natural resistance to fungal decay and insect attack.


Usually supplied in mixed lengths suitable to give appropriate spindle lengths

Usually supplied in mixed lengths

Usually supplied in mixed lengths

All subject to availability

Bangkirai (Balau) decking will weather naturally to a pleasant driftwood/silver grey if left untreated.

Please note that hardwood decking is a natural product and the colour varies between pieces, and the age of the timber has an effect on appearance.

In terms of appearance it should be noted that a small percentage of pinhole may be found in Balau. This is not detrimental to the timber.

 

Hardwood decking profiles

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Balau/Bangkirai smooth decking untreated
Bangkirai (Balau) hardwood decking 21 x 145 Smooth - FSC - without coating with oil or sealer

Hardwood spindles, handrail, baserailBalau Railing :-

40 x 90 Flat Hand Rail

28 x 90 Flat Base Rail

90 x 90 Reeded Newel

50 x 50 Reeded Spindles

Infill fillet

**Please Note Hardwood Handrail, Baserail, Spindles, Newels etc only sold in conjunction with hardwood decking



40mm x 90 mm Hand Rail Profile

28mm x 90mm Base Rail Profile

Ipe decking
19 x 140 Smooth Ipe Hardwood decking installed by Living Landscapes

Balau hardwood decking

Picture courtesy of sc decking

Courtyard deck built using 19x90 Balau Hardwood decking
(treated with decking oil after fitting)

 

Ipe decking

Picture courtesy of Living Landscapes

Deck built using 19 x 140 smooth Ipe Hardwood decking. Railing built with Balau.

Fix hardwood decking correctly with Stainless Steel screws

Extra strong heavy duty fixing is recommended for hardwood decking e.g. stainless steel screws or for edge grooved ipe decking ipe clips
Tip :- Waxing the ends of hardwood decking planks discourages end splits
e.g. End Seal from Chestnut Products

In terms of appearance it should be noted that a small percentage of pinhole may be found in Balau. This is not detrimental to the timber.

Garapa hardwood decking

Garapa hardwood decking

21 mm x 145 mm Reversible Grooved Garapa Hardwood Decking

28 mm x 145 mm Reversible Grooved Garapa Hardwood Decking (Bulk orders only)

21 mm x 145 mm Smooth with Pencil Round Edges Garapa Hardwood Decking

Garapa smooth hardwood decking
Smooth Garapa Hardwood decking 21mm x 145mm

Garapa Decking
Picture courtesy of decking installation company www.thelandscapegardeners.co.uk
Smooth Garapa Hardwood decking. In this photograph the timber is shown in a wet state, deepening the colour.

Supplied in mixed lengths 8 ft and longer

Durable, and very strong hardwood decking requiring no treatment due to natural resistance to fungal decay and insect attack.

Initial colour is golden brown.

It will weather naturally to a pleasant driftwood/silver grey if left untreated.

Please note that hardwood decking is a natural product and the colour varies between pieces, and the age of the timber has an effect on appearance.

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FSC Certified Massaranduba hardwood Decking

21 mm x 145 mm Smooth

 

Supplied in mixed lengths 8 ft and longer

Durable, and very strong hardwood decking requiring no chemical treatment due to natural resistance to fungal decay and insect attack

Please note that hardwood decking is a natural product and the colour varies between pieces, and the age of the timber has an effect on appearance.

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Cumaru hardwood decking

28 mm x 145 mm Grooved

AVAILABLE ONLY IN FULL LORRY LOADS ONLY
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

 

Supplied in bulk quantities only

Durable, and very strong hardwood decking requiring no treatment due to natural resistance to fungal decay and insect attack

Please note that timber decking is a natural product and the colour varies between pieces, and the age of the timber has an effect on appearance.

What finish do you want for your hardwood timber decking?

 



If you prefer an oiled finish then consider coating your hardwood decking with Penetrating wood oil
Seasonite
Seasonite New Wood Protection
Textrol

Textrol Penetrating Oil
Rystix Penetrating Oil
Rystix Timbacare
EXTERIOR PENETRATING OIL 5 Litre

Seasonite is a treatment for new and pressure treated wood, Cedar, Redwood, Ipe, Balau and other exterior woods and is designed to keep new wood looking new longer; allowing it to weather naturally in its vulnerable first year.

Unlike water repellent products, which make the water 'bead-up' but just sit on the surface and scuff off. Seasonite penetrates, bonding with the fibres of the wood and so stabilising it to protect it from the damaging effects of the sun and rain; thus minimising any splitting, cracking, warping and cupping.

Seasonite is not a penetrating oil but could be considered a stablilizing solution.

Textrol is a high solids, clear penetrating, exterior oil based finish for wood. It may be used on decks, cladding, fences, shake roofs and garden furniture. It is ideal for both soft and hardwood decking.

 

Low film build, deep penetrating moisture resistant timber sealer. Penetrates into the surface of the timber giving a water repellant durable coating, also has a high resistance to fungal attack through the action of approved fungicides and biocides. Dries slowly to form attractive matt sheen which enhances the appearance of the original timber.

Suitable for application to softwood or hardwood including timber with a natural oil content.

Ideal as a coating for hardwood decking such as balau, ipe, garapa and many others.

Note: UV Protection: The clear variant contains some UV filters and inhibitors, but no pigment to enhance UV protection. For better UV protection, the mahogany or oak colours with the UV filters and inhibitors will increase coating lifespan and better protect the timber.

METAL DECK PANELS
Three new stylish ironwork panels that simply screw between timber posts.

Designed to create a new and fresh effect to the deck, and so easy to fit. Many more customers will now have the confidence to carry out this kind of project.
813mm tall and fitting a 1130mm gap, each panel has a 40mm (1 and half inches) wide toprail which provides a new all metal look. The panels can also be drilled to accommodate standard timber handrails. Each panel comes with four screw on brackets, nuts and bolts. Finished in black, they require a final coat of gloss paint.

metal deck panel
ripple-rio
metal deck panel - nova
nova
metal deck panel - deco-siesta
deco-siesta
Minimum order 4 Panels (7-10 days availability)

Deckorators deck balusters

Deck Railings don’t have to be boring, require constant upkeep and reflect everyone else’s deck plan. A good deck design incorporates the various components of your life style. Deck Railings are what distinguish one deck from another and Deckorators Aluminum balusters and Tempered Safety Glass balusters give you freedom to create distinctive and unique deck rails. Deckorators Balusters offers a maintenance free lifestyle with the look of wrought iron at a fraction of the cost. Deckorators deck balusters create deck rails that are the signature feature of a homes overall outdoor experience.

Ballusters
Deckorators deck balusters
Glass balusters
Deckorators glass balusters

 

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For any further information and prices for hardwood decking please feel free to contact us with your quantities / requirements.

Regular deliveries of hardwood decking timber in London and the South East (subject to sufficient order quantity)

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