Merbau Decking

Merbau Decking

Features

  • Fire retardant timber – prefferred timber in Bush Fire Attack areas
  • Very durable
  • Suitable for exposed areas when properly maintained
  • Low moisture uptake
  • Minimal expansion compared to other timbers
  • Resistant to splintering
  • Highly resistant to termites
  • Suitable for use around pools and spas – beware of tannin bleed in these applications
  • Good colour restoration after oiling
  • Sizes – 90mm x 19mm – random lengths / 140mm x 19mm – random lengths

Fixing & Maintenance

  • Ongoing maintenance and oiling required – especially for exposed decks
  • Must be oiled on all sides prior to installation – minimum two coats
  • Must be oiled at least once per year – twice per year for exposed decks
  • Deck wash should be used prior to oiling to remove tannin bleed – common after the deck becomes wet
  • Requires ventilation, ground clearance and drainage
  • Top fixing required – M&B recommend quality decking screws (65mm – 10-12 gauge)