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Deck Out the Deck

Check Out Premium Quality Natural Decking Products at Bowens.

If you’re looking for a sturdy and beautiful natural decking choice, you can’t go past Bowens range of natural hardwood. We stock the most expansive range of Australian native and imported species for a wide range of outdoor projects.

Merbau Decking

Merbau is an imported timber from Indonesia. It is one of the most stable decking products making it ideal for applications where higher moisture environment or minimal subfloor ventilation may occur. The colour palette of this timber varies from red to brown.

  • Available sizes: 70x19mm, 90x19mm, 140x19mm
  • BAL Rating: 29
  • Durability Class: Class 1 above ground – reasonably high

Blackbutt Decking

Blackbutt is a native hardwood from NSW known for stability & durability. It comes with an even texture and straight grain. The colour ranges from golden yellow to pale brown, making it appealing for interior use applications. Whilst being popular, the supply of this timber is constrained at present.

  • Available sizes: 65x19mm, 86x19mm, 130x19mm, 135x32mm
  • BAL Rating: 29 (New England Blackbutt BAL 19)
  • Durability Class: Class 1 above ground – high

Plantation Oak Decking

Plantation Oak is an Australian hardwood specie called Eucalyptus Grandis, commonly known as the Flooded Gum or Rose Gum. It is an affordable alternative to blond decking species like Blackbutt and Silvertop Ash which are in short supply at present.

  • Available sizes: 125x22mm
  • BAL Rating: 19
  • Hazard Level: H3 Treated – 25 year warranty for above ground applications

Grey Box Decking

Grey Box is tough and highly durable Australian hardwood. It originates from the central and north coast districts of NSW and southern Queensland. The colour palette of Grey Box decking varies from dark nutty honey to soft wheat. It is an affordable alternative to Spotted Gum or Grey Ironbark.

  • Available sizes: 86x 19mm, 135x19mm
  • BAL Rating: 19
  • Durability Class: Class 1 above ground – high

QLD Spotted Gum Decking

This native hardwood from Queensland has a wavy grain and the tree has a unique spotted appearance. It can produce a fiddle-back figure, which is perfect to add visual interest in external applications such as decking. QLD Spotted Gum is less stable than other native hardwoods and extreme care and consideration should be taken when used in applications in high moisture environments or minimal subfloor ventilation may occur.

  • Available sizes: 86x19mm, 135x19mm
  • BAL Rating: 29
  • Durability: Class 1 above ground – high

Silvertop Ash Decking

Silvertop Ash is a native hardwood from Victoria. Of medium texture, Silvertop Ash has an interlocked grain with noticeable growth rings. It is a blonde specie with more pronounced natural features than other species of native hardwood. Whilst being popular, the supply of this timber is constrained at present in wider boards. Silvertop Ash is a ROM (Run of Mill) Grade decking.

  • Available sizes: 65x19mm, 86x19mm, 135x19mm
  • BAL Rating: 29
  • Durability Class: Class 2 above ground – reasonably high

Jarrah Decking

Jarrah is a native hardwood timber from Western Australia renowned for its versatility, durability and strength. The heartwood varies in colour from rich reds to browns, while sapwood ranges from a pale yellow to orange. The texture of this timber is moderately coarse and features interlocked grains, creating interesting fiddle-back figure.

  • Available sizes: 65x19mm, 86x19mm, 135x19mm
  • BAL Rating: 19
  • Durability Class: Class 2 above ground – reasonably high

Tallowwood Decking

Tallowwood is a native hardwood from NSW. It features a moderately coarse texture with an interlocked grain that is free of gum veins. Tough and durable, it is perfect for outdoor projects and can withstand many years of heavy use if regularly maintained. It is a great alternative to Blackbutt decking and is available at more affordable prices.

  • Available sizes: 86x19mm, 135x19mm
  • BAL Rating: 19
  • Durability Class: Class 1 above ground – high

White Mahogany Decking

This native hardwood from NSW offers a high degree of natural durability and strength. The colour ranges from light brown to yellow and creamy brown in colour. White Mahogany is an affordable alternative to Blackbutt decking and is available in abundance.

  • Available sizes: 65x19mm, 135x19mm
  • BAL Rating: 19
  • Durability Class: Class 2 above ground – reasonably high

Grey Ironbark Decking

Grey Ironbark is a premium dense native hardwood from NSW & QLD used for a wide range of applications. The timber’s appearance ranges from reddish to dark brown and the grain is usually tight, straight and no distinctive figure is encountered.

  • Available sizes: 65x19mm, 135x19mm
  • BAL Rating: 19
  • Durability Class: Class 1 above ground – high

Cumaru Decking

The Cumaru timber is imported from South America. It offers high durability, strength and a unique colour that is sure to add visual interest to any decked area. Cumaru is naturally resistant against termites and rot, making for a long-lasting deck, even in rainy conditions. It features a dark brown colour with purple and red hues. Cumaru is a low tannin leaching timber.

  • Available sizes: 90x21mm, 140x21mm
  • BAL Rating: 19
  • Durability Class: Class 1 above ground – high 

Treated Pine Decking

Preservative treated with Micropro, Treated Pine Decking is a versatile timber that is suitable for a variety of internal and external applications. Whilst softer than hardwoods, this blond timber accepts stains and coatings well and is more affordable than hardwood decking.

  • Available sizes: 70x22mm, 90x22mm
  • BAL Rating: 12.5
  • Hazard Level: H3 Treated – 25 years of warranty for above-ground applications.

All these products are available to order pre-oiled using Intergrain® Industrial Oil to protect and increase the products lifespan. Check out our pre-coated timber services page for more information.

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