Face Screwing: The traditional method. Simply screw through the face of the board into your sub-frame, plugging the hole if required. We recommend 400mm centre to centre joist spacing.
Deckwise Hidden Fastenings: allow you to lay your hardwood decking boards without the need for unsightly face screws. Each Deckwise clip screws into your sub-frame and then slots into the side of adjoining boards. Deckwise Clips automatically provide the 4mm spacing. We can pre-groove your decking boards for use with Deckwise or you have the option of using a biscuit jointer on site.
Whilst Balau is an extremely stable hardwood, we recommend that you leave a 6mm gap between each board. Being a natural product there will be some expansion and shrinkage in certain climates, but this is not likely to be noticed by the human eye. Please note that as hardwood specialists, we do not stock softwood for sub-frames. We recommend that you source this from a standard timber merchant.
We recommend sealing the cut ends of your boards with an end grain sealer.
Decking oil: The most common finish for any hardwood deck. This product contains UV filters to delay the silvering process that strong sunlight causes in any hardwood.
We offer a unique range of decking components to complement your deck including Balau handrail, baserail, posts, spindles and infill. For more information, visit our Decking Components section.