There are various timbers which can be used for decking, but the most commonly used are:
A great timber to use for decking, especially in our climate.
A good cost-effective alternative, however requires more maintenance.
If your deck will be exposed to full sunlight, Pine is not really recommended.
A very good choice for Coastal areas, but not for Gauteng or other dry climates. Balau is naturally moist as it is not kiln dry.
There is NO grey wood. All timbers will grey if not treated, but NOT all timbers should be allowed to go untreated as they will crack and splinter.
Good timbers that can grey naturally would be Garapa and Masaranduba.
We mostly use a Silkwood Decking Product to seal all our decks and can install Pergolas and Balustrade if required. Screens and Wall cladding can also be done in decking.
Timber decks range from R950.00 per m2 for Pine decking.
The costs for a hardwood deck such as Teak range from R1,100.00 to R1,300.00 per m2.
These prices are subject to a site inspection and include the supply and installation of your deck, but exclude VAT.