Lifewood Timber Decking Perth

AUSTRALIAN DECKING TIMBER MADE FOR THE AUSTRALIAN OUTDOORS

Appreciate outdoor lifestyle with your family on real Australian timber decking. Now Available!

Enjoy the elegant beauty, rich grain and natural variance of Australian timber decking, now available exclusively to Lifewood.

NSW Spotted Gum timber decking

NSW Blackbutt timber decking

QLD Spotted Gum timber decking

Grey Box timber decking

Silver Top Ash timber decking

Red Ironbark timber decking

Grey Ironbark timber decking

Turpentine timber decking

See the full range on display outside our Osborne Park showroom today.

18 Hector Street West, Osborne Park

Grey Box Timber Decking

Grey Box is the perfect choice when selecting a Hardwood deck that you need to last. With its unbelievably high natural durability and its super hard density, Grey Box is suited to all the harsh conditions that the Australian environment can throw at it.

The life of a beautiful Grey Box deck is greater than 40 years* in an external environment – the highest durability ranking available. Grey Box is an Australian classic Hardwood, manufactured in Australia, buy an Australian owned company – Grey Box is a home grown species that is perfect for outdoor applications.

We produce Grey Box into sawn boards which are then kiln dried to the rigorous Hurford standard before final production and quality assurance phase.

Product Specification

Species: Grey Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa)

Size: 135mm x 19mm

Dry Density: 1120 kg/m3

Hardness: Janka 15

Natural Durability: Class 1 in ground

Colour: Its heartwood is a pale, yellowish brown with the sapwood paler in appearance.

Grade: Standard & Better  – Is generally of a clearer appearance as gum veins are rarely present. It has a fine, even texture and usually features an interlocked grain with some surface checking.

Bush Fire Rating: BAL 19

Turpentine Timber Decking

Turpentine is an Australian timber species tough enough to meet the harshest conditions that the Aussie climate can dish out. That makes it perfect as a deck. Also, turpentine is resistant to termites. Therefore it can be used in BAL 29 bush fire zones and has the highest natural durable rating for timber.

This is why it’s the timber of choice for applications that involve the most punishing environments – from being submerged in the ocean to the scorching Outback sun. As a result, turpentine has been used extensively due to its unique properties.

Product Specification

Species: Turpentine (Syncarpia glomulifera)

Size: 135mm x 19mm

Dry Density: 1120 kg/m3

Hardness: Janka 12

Natural Durability: Class 1 in ground

Colour: Dark chocolates to reddish brown

Grade: Standard & Better  – Is generally of a clearer appearance as gum veins are rarely present. It has a fine, even texture and usually features an interlocked grain with some surface checking.

Bush Fire Rating: BAL 29

Qld Spotted Gum Decking

Qld Spotted Gum is a rich individual timber, desired by Architects and Designers the world over, particularly for its striking backsawn grain structure, attractive fiddleback and vibrant colour palette.

Spotted gum is a large native hardwood that is grown in a variety of forest types along the NSW coastal strip into
Queensland. The word “spotted” refers to large spot like features that form on the tree as it sheds its bark in strips.

Product Specification

Species: Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata)

Size: 135mm x 19mm

Dry Density: 950kg/m3

Hardness: Janka 11

Natural Durability: Class 1 in ground

Colour: Light coffee brown to dark chocolate with some reddish tinges

Grade: Standard & Better  – Is generally of a clearer appearance as gum veins are rarely present. It has a fine, even texture and usually features an interlocked grain with some surface checking.

Bush Fire Rating: BAL 19

Blackbutt Timber Decking

Blackbutt is a species that grows in abundance in the coastal forests in New South Wales and southern Queensland. The common name is derived from the distinctive black, charcoal look that is only on the base of the trunk.

The timber is renowned for both its strength and versatility of application. Blackbutt is a straight grained timber, with a warm nutty hue which will compliment a range of interior designs where a lighter neutral palette is required.

Product Specification

Species: Blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis)

Size: 135mm x 19mm

Dry Density: 900kg/m3

Hardness: Janka 9.1

Natural Durability: Class 1 (above ground)

Colour: Colour fairly even from a light honey through to golden nutty browns – sapwood is distinctively paler

Grade: Standard & Better  – Is generally of a clearer appearance as gum veins are rarely present. It has a fine, even texture and usually features an interlocked grain with some surface checking.

Bush Fire Rating: BAL 19

Grey Ironbark Decking

Grey Ironbark offers a large variety of colour from dark chocolate to nutty honey with some dark reddish brown. Grey Ironbark has an interesting tight cathedral grain pattern.

Recognised as one of the hardest hardwood flooring available in the world, Grey Ironbark is an extremely hardwearing timber that makes it perfect for timber flooring in high traffic commercial and domestic situations.

Grey Ironbark is a large size tree that grows along the coast of New South Wales and southern Queensland.

Product Specification

Species: Grey Ironbark (Eucalyptus paniculata, Eucalyptus drepanoph, Eucalyptus siderophloia)

Size: 135mm x 19mm

Dry Density: 1120kg/m3

Hardness: Janka 14

Natural Durability: Class 1 (above ground)

Colour: Dark chocolate, nutty honey with some dark reddish brown

Grade: Standard & Better  – Is generally of a clearer appearance as gum veins are rarely present. It has a fine, even texture and usually features an interlocked grain with some surface checking.

Bush Fire Rating: BAL 19

NSW Spotted Gum Decking

NSW Spotted Gum is just as popular for indoor timber flooring as it is for outdoor decking due to its beauty and resilience.

It holds very similar grain and hues as QLD Spotted Gum except it’s more known for its lighter colours and shades whilst showing back-sawn grain. NSW Spotted gum creates a beautiful setting for all types of home and it’s variace in colour makes it easy to blend with both dark and light styled decor.

Spotted gum is a large native hardwood that is grown in a variety of forest types along the NSW coastal strip into Queensland.

Product Specification

Species: Spotted Gum (Corymbia maculata)

Size: 135mm x 19mm

Dry Density: 950kg/m3

Hardness: Janka 11

Natural Durability: Class 1 in ground

Colour: Light coffee brown to dark chocolate with some reddish tinges

Grade: Standard & Better  – Is generally of a clearer appearance as gum veins are rarely present. It has a fine, even texture and usually features an interlocked grain with some surface checking.

Bush Fire Rating: BAL 19

Red Ironbark Timber Decking

Red Ironbark is a mix of several Australian hardwoods growing throughout eastern Vic, NSW and central eastern QLD. Its colour tends towards deep reds to red browns, and often will contain lighter gum vein elements.

The grain is moderately pronounced, but even, and interlocked, with a triangular “cathedral” pattern.

As one of Australia’s hardest hardwoods, with a Class 1 durability rating, this timber is a fantastic option for both residential and commercial applications.

Product Specification

Species: Red Ironbark (Eucalyptus sideroxylon, Eucalyptus fibrosa, Eucalyptus crebra)

Size: 135mm x 19mm

Dry Density: 1120kg/m3

Hardness: Janka 13

Natural Durability: Class 1 (above ground)

Colour: Heartwood is a deep red, contrasting dramatically with its distinctive pale yellow sapwood.

Grade: Standard & Better  – Is generally of a clearer appearance as gum veins are rarely present. It has a fine, even texture and usually features an interlocked grain with some surface checking.

Bush Fire Rating: BAL 19

Silver Top Ash Timber Decking

Heartwood is pale brown and sometimes pinkish. Sapwood is 25 mm wide, not clearly distinguishable from the heartwood.

Texture medium with grain often interlocked. Growth rings noticeable but not prominent. Gum veins, pin-hole borer discolouration and ‘pencil streak’are common.

Product Specification

Species: Silver Top Ash (Eucalyptus sieberi)

Size: 135mm x 19mm

Dry Density: 820kg/m3

Hardness: Janka 9.5

Natural Durability: Class 2 (above ground)

Colour: Blackbutt and Silvertop Ash are similar in colour as they are both classed as blonde timbers. Silvertop Ash tends to also have pinkish tones and black pin holes and visible black gum or reddish gum veins.

Grade: Standard & Better  – Is generally of a clearer appearance as gum veins are rarely present. It has a fine, even texture and usually features an interlocked grain with some surface checking.

Bush Fire Rating: BAL 19

Low maintenance coating to keep your deck looking amazing for much longer

All Lifewood decking is sealed with 3 layers of Woodoc Water-Borne penetrating sealer.

Developed in South Africa using the most advanced International Technology and high in UV-absorbers to withstand the harsh African sun and extreme weather, it is the answer to keeping decks looking beautiful for longer.

The first coat penetrates and binds with the wood, while the second and third coats add extra layers of protection ensuring your deck will keep its natural appeal and stand the test of time.

The tough, durable finish is non-yellowing and maintains the original colour. It dries fast and lasts for years.

 

The Woodoc 3 Coat Sealer System

Coat 1

The first coat of Woodoc Sealer penetrates, binds with the wood and nourishes it.

Coat 2

The second coat penetrates, binds with the first and starts the surface finish. 

Coat 3

The third coat binds with the first two and completes the protection of the wood with the surface finish required – matte, semi-gloss.

 

Why Wood Needs Protection

 

In its natural state growing and living wood in trees is protected by the bark. Take the bark away and the tree dies. The wood left to the elements deteriorates and rots away.

When trees are felled and turned into timber the bark needs replacing to protect the wood and so does the natural sap that nourished it.

This protection can be and is achieved by paint, but paint hides the natural beauty of the wood.

To show the natural beauty of wood, transparent wood finishes are needed – wood finishes that last, protect the wood and enhance the lustre and grain by nourishing it.

 

“I decided to offer decking to our customers once I saw how the Woodoc product was able to maintain and enhance the timber’s natural colour and protect it from going grey.

All our tests on the current oils and coating products left me disappointed in the final look and the ongoing maintenance.

This exciting technology will be a game-changer for the industry, and we’re excited about the results we’ve achieved with this innovative technology.

Come and see it for yourself and compare us to the others.” Mark Hutchison

Founder/Managing Director, Lifewood

 

Problems With Most Common Timber Decking Coatings

 

Don’t adhere to the surface: Wood coatings such as varnishes only adhere to the surface of the wood being treated. They do not penetrate or bind with the wood, preventing movement. This causes the coatings to become brittle and crack with age.
Expansion and Contraction: Temperature and humidity variations cause wood to expand, contract and change size. If the surface coating isn’t in harmony with the wood it won’t move with it.
Wood also warps: This movement combined with the varnish getting hard causes the coating to crack and craze.
 

The Consequences of Surface Coating Cracking

 

Moisture and UV Penetration: The cracks in hard varnish allow moisture to reach the wood. It also allows the sun’s rays direct contact with the wood.
Surface Lifting and Cracking: This causes the surface to lift from the wood. It also starts mildewing and blackening of the wood.
 

How Woodoc Supercedes All Coating Alternatives

 

Binds with the wood: Because Woodoc penetrates into the wood it binds with it, becoming part of the wood’s surface.

Woodoc works in harmony with the wood allowing it to breathe naturally just like bark, helping to combat ageing and deterioration.

Doesn’t Crack – Biodegrades: The Woodoc coating doesn’t get brittle with age but stays in harmony with the wood and biodegrades at the end of its cycle. 
Easy Maintenance and Re-sealing: All that a Woodoc-treated surface requires when renovating is:

*Solvent Based Sealers: to be cleaned down with steel wool and mineral turpentine, then resealed with appropriate sealer. Remove dust and loose particles. 

*Water-Borne Sealers: to be sanded lightly with fine sandpaper to key the surface and ensure proper binding between the old and new layers. Remove dust and loose particles. 

The Magic Behind Woodoc Water-Borne Coating

 

THE NEXT GENERATION OF HYBRID TIMBER DECKING PROTECTION… IT’S NOT AN OIL AND IT’S NOT A VARNISH

Extra strong protective layer that binds with the wood’s surface

Will not change the natural colour of the timber

Drastically decreases maintenance of your deck

Dries quickly so you can walk on your deck the same day

No strong solvent smell after application

More environmentally friendly than solvent based sealers

Low maintenance coating to keep your deck looking amazing for much longer

Our experienced staff will help you design the perfect deck for your home

Our team are dedicated to helping you find the perfect decking for your home.

Simply walk into our showroom and one of our flooring and decking consultants will take you through all the requirements you need to consider when choosing your decking.

From council approval to landscaping and fire-proofing, we’re here to offer support along the whole process.

We’re can also offer guidance on choosing the right pattern and design to match your interior design creating consistency and flow throughout your home.

Reinforce your decking to ensure it stands the test of time

For your a timber decking to last a lifetime, you’ll need to ensure it has a strong foundation to support it.

What type of base is the most suitable for your deck?

Our team of professionals will guide you through all the options available and help you select the best option.

Timber Base Options

Steel Base Options

Walk on our full range of decking today at our store front display

18 Hector Street West – Osborne Park

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