Timber options for your balcony and terrace.
Natural woods include chengal, ironwood and teak. Absolut Wood is a green timber composite that is highly durable, anti-slip, stain-resistant and moulded with beautiful woodgrains.
Natural woods include Thermal modified timber (zirconwood K1, $13.50 per metre). Natural hard woods, such as golden teak, Burmese teak, cypress pine and balau (FSC), range from $11 to $28, depending on size.
WOOD AND WOOD
This company specialises in Burmese teak, the best natural timber for decking, which is also used on cruise liners and luxury yachts, says Gary Tan. Certified to come from sustainable forests in Myanmar, the wood starts at $270 to $350 per square metre, depending on size. Cheaper natural woods include balau, chengal and ironwood.
CHIP LEE TIMBER
Natural woods include chengal, balau, kapur, merbau, Burmese teak and American white oak. NZ Deck, a radiata pine from New Zealand, is a sustainable and pocket-friendly option, at $5.40 per metre. Composites include WPC (wood and plastic resin) PP, at $10 per metre; and PE, at $6.80 per metre. Green engineered woods include BB Deck (bamboo, $12.70 per metre) and Hevea Deck ($10 per metre).