At a glance:
Hardwood Red Balau Decking sourced from Southeast Asia. Its brown and red tones make the colour much more consistent than Yellow Balau, and it’s smooth finish makes this one of the most popular choices of decking in the UK. When left untreated, Red Balau will change in colour to a silver-grey if left untreated. Its interlocking grain gives the decking a smooth and even texture.
This is one of the most durable timbers available on the market and requires little upkeep. It has been dried appropriately for the outside environment, which helps to ensure its longevity and stability. Hardwood Red Balau Decking is very dense and hardwearing, making it a suitable choice for both domestic and commercial purposes where there may be a high flow of foot traffic. Fix with stainless steel screws with a 60mm trim head.
Boards are packed ‘sticked’ to aid in the drying process and to keep the bundles safe during transportation- these can sometimes leave marks across the boards which are not regarded as a defect. Be aware of small holes referred to as “pin holes”- when freshly felled, the logs are commonly attacked by the Pinhole Borer Beetle. This is a unique characteristic of Balau and does not affect the strength of the boards.