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What timber should you use for decking?

When you’re buying timber to build an outdoor deck it’s important to ensure the product you purchase is true to label and fit for purpose to avoid premature failure.

Unfortunately there have been reports of some traders selling decking timber that’s been “passed off” as highly durable species when it’s not.  People are also inadvertently buying decking timber that doesn’t meet Building Regulation requirements.

You can check out the most appropriate timber species to use for specific structural purposes in the book Construction Timbers in Queensland

Naturally durable Queensland hardwood decking timbers such as spotted gum and ironbark will deliver the best performance. They might cost a little more initially but will last and look better much longer than cheaper alternatives. You can purchase Queensland timbers from a member of the Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant Network, you can find a list of these at www.buyqldtimber.com.au

In any case make sure you contact reputable timber merchants, members of Timber Queensland who are guaranteed to sell true to label, and fit for purpose deck timber.  


Bretts Timber & Hardware
142 Newmarket Road Windsor
Phone: 07 3361 0777


Gill & Co Pty Ltd
1421 Ipswich Road
Rocklea, QLD 4106
Phone: 07 3277 177
Cnr Bloomfield & Princess Streets
Cleveland QLD 4163
Phone: 07 3286 1221


Garde Timber
22 Gladstone Street
Moorooka QLD 4105
Phone: 07 3277 6848


Langs Building Supplies
66 Eastern Service Rd
Stapylton QLD 4207
Phone: 07 33825222


Wilson Timbers
13 Davey Street
Phone: 07 32271988
E-mail: info@wilsontimbers.com


Northern Beaches
Carl Street
Rural View QLD 4740
Phone: 07 4841 6000
Email: mail@cporter.com.au
Mackay - Building Supplies
Carlyle Street
Mackay QLD 4740
Phone: 07 4967 3385
Fax: (07) 4951 1554
Email: mail@cporter.com.au
Mackay - Hardware & Lifestyle
Cnr Brisbane & Gordon Streets
Mackay QLD 4740
Phone: (07) 4967 3333
Email: mail@cporter.com.au

Cnr Paluma Road & Carlo Drive
Cannonvale QLD 4802
Phone: (07) 4948 5555
Fax: (07) 4948 5500
Email: whitsunday@cporter.com.au