An absolute staple for homes in Australia, treated pine decking has found itself extremely useful in many facets of our modern constructions and landscapes. No Melbourne home is complete with at least some form of decking in the yard to entertain guests on a warm summer’s night and maybe even throw a barbeque every now and again. With so many options available for decking materials today, you can buy treated pine decking or merbau decking and buy decking timber online at a moments notice. If you’re planning on buying treated pine decking (or any other decking for that matter), you’ve come to the right place. Today we will share with you our top 5 tips for buying decking in Australia.
Get to know your supplier
The most important relationship you will have when buying decking timber is always going to be the one between you and your supplier. Because of this, you are going to want to ensure that your supplier has your best interests at heart. Finding a company that offers you great customer service and a great product is a winner in our books. Take a bit of time to get a feel of which timber supplier you would like to deal with.
Check your buying and delivery options
Timber is now not only available at hardware stores and timber showrooms, but online too. This is extremely convenient for the busy lifestyles that most people seem to be leading today and allows you to save both time and money. In some cases, it may be worth visiting a physical showroom just to make sure the product is exactly what you want.
Decide what timber type you want
Today, decking is available in many different timber types. Two popular types that we stock are treated pine and merbau. They come at different price points, levels of durability and are different in the way that they can be worked with, treated and painted. For more information regarding the different types available, feel free to call us and speak to an expert timber technician from our team.
Find out where it is sourced from and do a quality audit
A little bit of extra enquiry can go a long way. If you care enough, take the time to find out where a supplier is sourcing their timber from, where and how they are treating it and what the quality is like.
Do you need it in a custom size?
Finally, while standard sizes should fit most projects, you might be after something a little different. Exceptional suppliers will be able to go above and beyond and produce timber in the sizes you are after. Don’t hesitate to ask what your options are.
These are just a few of our top tips for buying decking in Australia, and as long as you’re taking the time to make enquiries, you will ensure that you getting the best decking for your project. For help from one of our expert timber technicians, call us today on 03 9305 2000.
Have you had experience with timber decking in the past? Are there any extra tips you have for your fellow readers? Leave a comment below and let us know.