How to choose your Timber Decking material can be complicated. There is a huge variety of decking materials in a great range of colours available, but it’s important to take a closer look at them all before making your choice. Colour and budget will usually influence your final decision but the experts here at Greenway Landscapes will show you some other options that you may not be aware of, which could save you in the long run.

Natural Hardwoods are the perfect choice for many Sydney homeowners. Jarrah, Blue Gum, Spotted Gum, and Merbau timber decks are very popular choices. Their red-brown tones offer a very stylish finish to any timber deck and although they are one of the more expensive options, if installed and maintained properly, including regular oiling, they will provide an excellent finish for at least 15 to 20 years. Paying a little bit more now, will definitely save you in the long run.

Treated Pine is also another popular choice when it comes to timber decking in Sydney on a smaller budget. It is always highly recommended by builders for its ability to withstand termites, decay and rot. It may not be as pretty as the stunning hardwoods, but you can stain or paint it to get the desired look you are after. Maintenance is a little bit higher with treated pine and if you want a long lasting timber deck you will need to add regular maintenance to your annual to-do list. This will keep it looking it’s best for years to come. So if you are looking to save on costs now, a treated pine deck may be your best choice.

Composite Decking is a great alternative if you’re looking for an environmentally friendly and low maintenance option. It’s made up of a mix of wood fibres and plastic and is a great alternative to timber. While composite decking is not your cheapest option, the benefits speak for themselves. It comes in a large variety of timber colours to suit your taste, and is also weather and termite resistant. Composite decking is a great choice for high traffic areas and is less likely to fade than its competitors. The best part about composite decking is that it’s extremely low maintenance, no need for staining oiling or painting.

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