Selecting your Wooden Decking Material
There is no denying the natural beauty of a quality wooden deck. With the harsh environment endemic in South Africa, we recommend and supply only hardwood wooden decking options. These are sourced from sustainable plantations to reduce our carbon footprint. We are advocates of the plant a tree for life initiative to further offset our carbon footprint by having trees planted on our behalf.
What’s best for you?
Quality sample offcuts are utilised to show you the various hardwood timbers we have to offer. Your choice will depend on the colour your finished deck should achieve. Whether it’s a more yellow finish offered by Garpa or a reddish natural timber with distinguished grains offered by Massaranduba and Rhodesian Teak decking, we will assit you in deciding on the most appropriate finish.
Deckworx offers the following hardwoods for wood decking:
- Pine Decking
It goes without saying that any timber exposed to the elements will need maintaining to ensure you receive the maximum life from the deck. It is recommended to use an appropriate penetrating oil every few months to keep your deck looking like new. Sanding is rarely needed with an oiled deck. Treat this as a leisurely DIY weekend job, or allow us to do it for you. The choice is yours.
The Myth of the Timber Sub-Frame
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a suitbaly treated timber sub-frame underneath your wooden deck. As long as the timber is treated to the appropriate level, it should easily last the length of the maintained wooden decking on top. Deckworx takes this a step further and treats the top of the already treated pine frames to minimise the ability of water penetrating the top surface.