There is a constant demand for wood decking in Singapore, particularly from condominium residents with planter boxes at their balconies. Many do not like the lengthy deep holes they have to deal with when they step out onto their outdoor balconies. Balcony decking would level the area up, and the planter boxes can now be an extra usable space. In some cases, our valued clients would like the decking to be removable as well, particularly for outdoor decking at a fish pond area. The openable feature of the decking would allow access to the important areas underneath, such as the filter system in fish pond cases.
In Singapore, the decking timber normally used areChengal wood, Teak wood, Merbau wood and Ironwood. These are the woods that can withstand Singapore tropical climate over a lengthy period. Each of these woods has its own distinct characteristics appreciated by our clients. Most decking seen in Singapore is Chengal decking.
Wood decking installation starts with the installation of wood support. In cases where we need to raise the decking support to a certain height, normally in planter box cases, wood footings will be constructed. The top wood decks would be installed onto the built support in a perpendicular manner. To allow waterflow and allowance for wood expansion, there will be a few millimetre gaps in between each wood plank. After installation, the wood deck will be sanded and varnished with a wood water-based varnish. Most Chengal decking is stained in walnut or dark walnut colour and most Teak decking is stained in natural colour.Unlike composite decking, should our client wish to change the colour of the decking in future, the solid wood decking can be sanded and varnished again with the new desired varnish.
Wood Decking / Timber Decking
Wood is the original, durable and beautiful material used for decking by many of traditionalists and conventional people to make their premise a tempting look. Wood decking or timber decking is the ideal place for family or friends get together where you can have barbeque or have some relaxing time on the sunny days or can have a cup of coffee or hot chocolate with the natural warming of wood. Most outdoor decking in Singapore are done with Chengal wood, Teak wood, Balau wood, Merbau wood and Composite wood.Chengal wood comes from Malaysia, Teak wood comes from Myanmar, Balau wood comes from Malaysia and Merbau wood comes from Indonesia. With several possible varnished on each wood, we are spoiled with a luxury of options for outdoor timber decking.
Why Wood Decking?
For many condominiums in Singapore, outdoor planter boxes are annoying holes that many residents have to deal with. Fearing for the safety of their children or pets accidentally falling into the depth, many choose to install wood decking onto the planter holes to level up the area to the appropriate level. In landed houses context, wood decking is often installed as an outdoor patio to extend the ‘house’ significantly. Out of the few options of material for outdoor flooring, timber decking is a good choice for those who seek that new fresh beauty that is lacking in most homes – nature feel. If you ever get bored of the colour in future, you can easily sand and varnish the timber decking to change its colour and the wood decking will look like brand new.
The colour of the decks may fade a bit in future, but this heavily depends on the sun exposure. The more exposed area tends to be more susceptible. We can easily sand and varnish the timber decking and the wood will look as new.
Increase your premises value
Timber decking not only gives your premise an aesthetic beauty and pleasure but it also enhances the value of your premise. You can add some LED lights and garland to have a pleasurable evening with your loved ones in a comfortable environment. If you are thinking of renting out your house, outdoor decking may also be an added value with the extra space it provides.