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.