Building a deck in rural Australia is somewhat different from building an inner city patio deck. Although factors such as durability, longevity and resistance to termites are important considerations for both city and country timbers decks, country dwellers should also focus on timber that is fire-resistant. Unfortunately, bushfires are a threat to land and homes in rural areas, particularly in the warmer summer months, when the temperature generally soars. It’s all about being prepared with building materials that are fire-resistant.
No Nail Decking offer a range of fire-resistant Australian timber types including Spotted Gum, Ironbark, Blackbutt, Silvertop Ash, Merbau, Grey Gum Timber plus Cumaru from Brazil. Naturally, wood isn’t completely fireproof, but it is essential to source the ‘best’ fire-resistant timber possible for environments that are prone to bushfires. Composite decking is another fire-resistant option that is recommended by the Turnley Timbers team. Also, when building a deck in these areas, you can use steel joists for your sub-floor frame in place of timber joists for added fire-resistance.
For more information on the grain, texture, durability and hardness of these timbers, click here or contactNo Nail Decking direct on 1300 733 559.
Spotted Gum – one of the many types of fire-resistant timbers available