Selecting the Best Timber for Your Deck?

Getting the right timber for your deck made easy Help me choose my timber

Select your preferred hardwood for more details…

Merbau Decking

Reddish brown with golden spots

Stable in movement

Suitable for all locations

Ironbark Decking

Available in red or black/grey

Extremely hard timber

Iconic Australian timber

Forrest Light Decking

Golden to light brown

Light, fine grain finish

Exclusive supply for Deck-Max

Spotted Gum Decking

Reddish brown with attractive markings

High strength and density

Fire and termite resistant

How to identify the best decking timber

Ensuring you get the best value for your timber deck starts with being able to source the best timber. With so many options out there, this isn’t always easy to determine.


This is why Deck-Max have spent years developing a reliable supply of sustainably sourced timber options, perfectly suited to local Melbourne conditions. In addition, these timbers are pre-grooved for faster installation with hidden fixings  and End Matching, to ensure you maximise the value and long lasting beauty of your deck.

Quality timber for your deck

To ensure you have the best timber to choose from for your deck, Deck-Max provides:

Sustainably sourced and regulated timber

All timber at Deck-Max has full source tracking and certification, giving you the assurance that your timber has been sourced ethically and in co-operation with leading forestry and government agencies.

Kiln dried to reduce twisting

By using a careful combination of kiln and air drying to get the core moisture of your timber ideal for local conditions, you can prevent many of the warping and shrinkage/expansion issues experienced with lower quality timbers.

Complete decking solutions

To ensure you get the best deck possible, our specialists are ready to assist with all aspects of your decking requirements. Simply complete the form below and we will contact you to provide the right solution to get the very best decking for your requirements.

Deciding between timber and composite?

Deck-Max has a range of quality timber and composite decking

Our team can assist in helping you select the best option for your requirements and budget

Click here to view composite options

Why is this timber different?

If you’ve been looking around at different timber options, you’ll likely notice some distinct price differences. This is largely due to some of the different ways that timber can be grown, sourced and prepared.

To try and keep up with the demand for timber decking and screening products, there are a number of suppliers who now supply juvenile timbers. As these timbers are a younger and less seasoned timber, these are much less stable, greatly increasing expansion, contraction and twisting in the boards.

At Deck-Max we will not supply supply Juvenile timbers. By investing in better quality timber, the longer term results are both noticeable in appearance and the longevity of your deck. This in turn creates longer term savings and overall, a greatly improved experience.


Choosing the best timber for your deck

Before starting your project, it’s important to be aware of the building standards and construction codes for your area. These will provide your guidelines for construction considerations, moisture content, tolerance and timber grades for your decking.

It is advisable to request that your supplier provides you with a certificate of moisture content and proof of kiln drying, to ensure you are receiving the appropriate timber for your project.

Contact a decking specialist