Consider Australian species for your next backyard project
The autumn months continue to be a key period for home renovations, with the Easter long weekend prime time for making home improvements.
Whether carrying out an extensive landscaping project or adding a new feature to the garden, timber offers homeowners a versatile building product, which can be easily adapted for an array of applications such as screens, fences, decks and bench seating.
When it comes to selecting the type of decking product to use, consider the benefits of Australian species, which are in excellent supply.
Available in a spectrum of colours, native species are ideally suited to Australias weather conditions and species such as Blackbutt and Tallowwood are as hard, if not harder, and more durable than imported species.
Many Australian species are naturally termite resistant and Blackbutt and Spotted Gum offer fire retardant properties, making them particularly suitable for bushfire prone areas.
Buying locally grown and manufactured timber also means that a new deck will have a smaller carbon footprint than if the product was transported from abroad.
Boral Timbers Australian-made decking offers a top quality hardwood decking product and is available in a range of natural Australian species to complement all backyard designs.
Boral Timber has achieved Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) Chain of Custody certification for its hardwood products, including decking, ensuring users of its products that they are sourced from sustainably managed and legal sources. AFS is the only forest certification that meets Australian Standard AS 4708-2007 and is dedicated to supporting good forestry practices with sustainable management.
Enquiries: Call 1800 818 317 or visit www.boraltimberflooring.com.au