Imagine a decking material that is totally fire-resistant, termite proof, requires no maintenance and never needs to be replaced. This is no longer a figment of the imagination but a very real, beautiful product.
What would that do for you and your home?
Quite simply, it will save you both time and money.
Timberstone decking provides all of these benefits, and many more!
Timber Decking – Beautiful BUT!
Some people imagine natural wood as a desirable material for their decking, and it is, and we install lots of it as part of our landscape projects that we undertake throughout Perth. It’s beautiful until it’s been installed for a while and it’s time for some maintenance!
Merbau and Jarra are popular decking woods in Australia, these are hardwoods and are fairly resistant to termites, but certainly not maintenance free or fireproof.
Warping and cracking can occur unless regularly maintained. If you’re into DIY you can oil the wood yourself which can take considerable time, it’s also pretty tough on the back and knees.
If you get a contractor in to do this maintenance for you, you’re looking at anything from $500 for a small deck to $2500 for a larger one.
Mildew and mould can also be a serious problem unless cleaned and removed as this can lead to rotting.
These tasks have to be done annually!
Composite decking is a material that is made out of a mixture of materials such as wood and plastics. It has been found to be a quick and easy alternative to traditional decking. With composite decking, it can be used on the porch, patio, walkways, and in decks.
Composite decking material is influenced by the weather. If rain gets on it, it can be slippery which isn’t good for safety.
Composite decking is resistant to termites and is very low maintenance compared to timber. Some of them have quite high BAL ratings but are definitely not fireproof.
What is a BAL Rating?
BAL stands for Bushfire Attack Level. It is a rating given to different bushfire intensity levels.
BAL ratings are an important concern when discussing decking. It’s important to know how high your BAL rating will be if you choose this type of product for your home.
Timberstone – Fireproof, Termite resistant, No Maintenance Decking
Timberstone looks remarkably like old, weathered wood but is actually made from a very durable, high strength concrete.
Timberstone sleepers should be the decking of choice for you especially If you’re in a bush fire prone area.
Timberstone is available in a variety of shapes and sizes including stone sleepers, stepping stones, posts and setts.
Benefits of Timberstone Decking:
- Totally fireproof
- Requires no maintenance
- Lasts a lifetime
- Pest proof
- Looks like real wood
- Does not warp or splinter
- Does not rot
- Easy to lay
- More affordable
Timberstone is very affordable decking, being cheaper than composite decking and comparable with timber decking, but without the headache of upkeep.
If you’re looking for a decking material that is fireproof, termite proof, requires no maintenance and never needs to be replaced then Timberstone may just be the right option. This durable product will save you both time and money while still retaining many of the natural benefits found in traditional wood decks. If this sounds like your kind of decking solution please get in touch with us today!