The trend for industrial style materials in residential buildings continues unabated with the addition of Boral Timber commercial decking to its hardwood timber product range.
According to Boral Timber marketing manager, Robyn Barnes, this hardwearing material will appeal to home renovators and landscape designers looking for a product with a sleek, industrial look that can also take major wear and tear.
'In recent years, the modernist industrial influence in contemporary homes has seen materials, such as metal, used to cover bench tops and kitchen cupboards, exposed bricks and wood used on interior walls and ceilings as well as concrete for flooring. And this trend continues in outdoor decking in open and covered areas," says Barnes.
As a hardwearing material for commercial industrial and marine applications, the new range also meets the needs of homeowners looking for extra strong and durable materials for heavily used outdoor entertainment and living spaces.
The commercial decking range is available in popular Blackbutt, a species that boasts fire resistant properties to suit bushfire prone areas. It is also offered in Red Mahogany, which is particularly striking for a garden deck and promises a rich colour for years to come.
As well as residential buildings, Boral Timber's new decking product can be used for a range of structures including boardwalks, pedestrian and light vehicle bridges, loading docks and grandstands.
The 135 x 32mm sized boards boast a greater load capacity and offer wider spanning between supporting members, when compared with standard decking.
The boards are best fixed with large stainless steel bugle screws, which complement the size and strength of the timber boards and are consistent with the look and feel of an industrial or commercial setting.
Enquiries: Call 1800 818 317, visit www.boratimberflooring.com.au