DECKING & SCREENING

“Create an inviting outdoor entertainment area with Hurfords decking and screening products.”

A timber deck is an Australian essential; it can transform your outdoor area and connect your living space with nature. Use the same species to complement your interior timber features, like flooring or joinery, and let it flow on outside. At Hurford Wholesale we manufacture and stock quality kiln dried hardwood decking. Our range includes Australian and Imported hardwoods with a selection of treated and naturally termite resistant softwoods.

Hurford Wholesale specialty products include HURFORDS ROASTED ASH DECKING.

Hardware available: STAINLESS STEEL DECKING SCREWS without the need to pre-drill!

HARDWARE AVAILABLE

Hurford Wholesale Stainless Steel Decking Screw AdStainless steel decking screws and drive now available from Hurford Wholesale with any decking or cladding purchase.

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance

Australia has the highest UV rating, causing any timber left uncoated to turn a weathered silvery grey. This is due to the UV rays slowly degrading the timbers surface and cellulose fibres in the timber, which in turn changes the natural colour. For minimal maintenance consider allowing your deck to weather naturally.

Greying only affects the surface of the timber, so if you decide a change in appearance is needed; then the timber can be rejuvenated and finished to your new desired effect.

To maintain the timbers natural colour or to transform the timbers appearance, an external timber coating needs to be applied and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Reducing the time spent maintaining your deck can depend of the type of finish that’s applied, the degree of sun exposure, and the amount of additional protection it has from the weather. Your expected outcome will determine the level of maintenance required.

CONSIDERATIONS

Considerations

Timber movement – Timber is a hygroscopic product, which means that it will absorb or lose moisture depending on the environment it is placed in. When timber is placed in a high humidity (moist) environment it absorbs moisture and expands, oppositely when timber is placed in a low humidity (dry) environment it sheds moisture and shrinks.

Leaching – Leaching of tannins occur when timber is exposed to rain which may cause staining on surfaces in contact with the decking. Directing water runoff, preparing timber prior to installation and maintaining the finish will help reduce any potential leaching. The stain is cosmetic only and will not corrode or rot surfaces it comes in contact with.
Tip: Feast Watson WOOCLEAN helps to remove oils and tannins from new timber and rejuvenates grey, weathered timber.

Finishes – To preserve the natural look of the timber decking it will need to be finished. Applying a penetrating oil based finish will enhance and preserve the natural beauty of the timber, and help keep the timber nourished and hydrated. A finish helps protect from moisture, UV radiation and fungi, reducing timber movement, checking, bleaching, and mould. Unpigmented finishes including clean film finishes have limited life when exposed to UV-light, prone to trapping moisture peeling and greying faster. Transforming the timbers colour can be achieved by using a stain to finish.
Tip: The Feast Watson consumer page will help answer questions you have regarding differences between oils and stains.

Bush Fire Rating – In many parts of Australia, the construction of new buildings and additions to existing buildings will be assessed as being in a Bushfire Prone Area. The relevant Australian Standard AS 3959 provides for a range of Bushfire Attack Levels for proposed construction. A range of Australian native species including Blackbutt, Red Ironbark, Spotted Gum and Turpentine are classified as naturally bush fire resistant, making them ideal for bush fire prone areas.

SPECIES

LOCAL IMPORTED
Blackbutt Karri Kwila (Merbau)
Brushbox Mixed Hardwood Radiata
Blue Gum Qld Spotted Gum Teak
Cypress Red Ironbark Vitex
Grey Box Spotted Gum
Grey Ironbark Silver Ash
Grey Gum Stringybark, Yellow
Ironbark Tallowwood
Jarrah Turpentine

 

Click here to go to our timber species page.

The above species are currently in stock, if you don’t see the species you’re after here please enquire with your state office.

NOTE: Not all species are available in all sizes and grades. Please confirm availability before specifying or ordering.

GRADES

SELECT
The select grade denotes a minimal degree of natural feature in the boards. As a naturally occurring product, all timber decking contains some degree of feature such as pinhole, gum vein and surface check.

STANDARD & BETTER
Combines the features of select & standard grade to provide a deck with slightly more character than a select grade timber.

FEATURE
Feature grade is, as the name suggests, high feature. Each board is a veritable sea of natural feature, containing large knots, gum veins, pinholes and even some holes that can be filled during the laying process. Again, the features will be greater in quantity and larger in size than standard grade.

Variations in Timber
Timber is a spectacular and versatile natural material. It yields a vast degree of variety in colour, texture and naturally occurring feature. This diversity can be apparent even between pieces selected from batches of the same species. Finishing can also effect variation in colour and may even highlight subsurface feature.

Hurford Wholesale recommends that care be taken when making a preference selection based on a single sample piece or a small area sample. In all cases, timber decking supplied will deviate in appearance between jobs and display samples. However, it is this deviation that makes every timber deck absolutely unique.

NOTE: Not all species are available in all sizes and grades. Please confirm availability before specifying or ordering.

SIZES

Standard Decking Sizes. Indicative only, please refer to below note.

Hardwood Decking Sizes
64 x 19mm 135 x 22mm 130 x 25mm 110 x 32mm
86 x 19mm 140 x 22mm 140 x 25mm 135 x 32mm
135 x 19mm
132 x 20mm (R)
Hardwood Screening Sizes
42 x 19mm 42 x 31mm 40 x 40mm 42 x 42mm
Radiata Pine Micropro H3 Decking
70 x 22mm 90 x 22mm 140 x 22mm
Cypress Pine Seasoned Decking
90 x 21mm 118 x 21mm

 

NOTE: Not all species are available in all sizes and grades. Please confirm availability before specifying or ordering.

Deck it, Design it!

Decking is really versatile; it can be used in designs for seating, boxed storage, raised garden beds, outdoor
furniture, gates, fences and screens.