I am looking at building a new deck. Three timbers I am considering are Although more durable than cedar and redwood, it is still relatively soft compared to jarrah. Timber merchants indicate a life span for both timbers of about 20 years, unless preservative, and fungus inhibiting treatments are applied.

It's a question many of us don't want to face: how long are we likely to live for? The good news is that because we live in New Zealand, the odds of us making it into our 80s are very strong indeed. Kiwis have an average life expectancy of 81.4 years, OECD data shows. Breaking that down by gender, Kiwi

If so, find out if it is treated wood often this is Copper Chrome Arsenic (CCA) treated Pine in NZ. Secondly, look at your new deck options. Leaving the wood to “silver off” is a favoured, low maintenance option, however your decking timber will age faster, develop more cracks, and ultimately have a shorter life span.

We all know how much New Zealanders love a beautiful deck. But which Here are some pros and cons on some of the most common timbers in NZ. Quality treated pine brings many of the same benefits of hardwoods like cedar or redwood but at a much lower price, but there are some drawbacks too.

Not suitable for use in ground contact conditions, Western red cedar, redwood, cypress species heartwood (macrocarpa), Weatherboards, door and window joinery, exterior trim timbers Not less than 15-year durability except enclosed deck framing, which requires a not less than 50-year durability, CCA

Australia and New Zealand have been using plantation grown Genuine Mahogany for years with great success. Containers are It is known as one of the top 5 species for building decks along with , Cedar, Redwood. The price is One of our selling points with the Brazilian hardwoods, is its lifespan.

If dreams of warm weather find you standing on a new deck, start planning now. Construction Better grade materials run a bit more in cost but tend to require less maintenance and have a longer lifespan than those on the lower end of the spectrum; this is true for both wood and composite decking materials. To determine

Sequoia sempervirens (Coast redwood (Lamb. ex D. Don) Endl.) plantings in New Zealand are increasing due to favourable growth rates. There is, however, very limited information on S. sempervirens genetics on which to build breeding and deployment decisions. In this study we present results from the

Redwood makes an excellent substitute for cedar exterior cladding provided sapwood is excluded and hot-dipped galvanised, silicon-bronze, stainless steel or copper nails are used. In situations where corrosion of fastenings is a problem e.g., areas exposed to salt laden winds, particularly on buildings where the head of

Hey all I am in the process of planning a low laying deck in my SF Bay Area back yard. The deck will be ~10-11" from ground level to the finished top of the deck. I was initially planning on using a decent grade of Redwood for the decking materal, but I have stumbled upon as another option .

Agathis australis, commonly known by its Māori name kauri, is a coniferous tree of Araucariaceae in the genus Agathis, found north of 38°S in the northern districts of New Zealand's North Island. Contents. [hide]. 1 Overview; 2 Description. 2.1 Size. 3 Growth rate and age; 4 Root structure and soil interaction; 5 Distribution.