Timber Decking Brisbane: Protecting you Deck from Fire

Timber Decking BrisbaneTimber is a good material for constructing verandas and home decks. At Timber Decking Brisbane, you do not need to undergo trial and error with your DIY projects. We make it and all you have to do is attach it to the side of your house.

Pick a side where the sun hits and there is a picturesque view. As an extension of your home, this area should be warm and inviting.

If you want to own one but is afraid that these are ready fuels for bushfires, think again. With strict maintenance measures and landscaping rules to follow, you can still own your timber deck in the bushfire zone.

Shrubs located within the vicinity of your property should be regularly trimmed. To protect your deck from embers and flames, the dead leaves and stems should be pruned off because these are “ladder fuels”. Fire from the ground can easily climb up on it and transfer to surrounding structures.

All the timbers used on the deck should be sealed with a non-combustible sealant. Ember guards should also be put in to fill gaps on the structures. This is done to protect embers from infiltrating it and causing fires.

Dead leaves and dried twigs should also be removed from the rooftop and the gutters. Use bushfire resistant timbers for the subfloor of the deck. You can also use decorative stones around your deck because these are fire resistant.

Timber Decking Brisbane uses hardwood for their timber decks because they are well known for having a high density. This means they are tough, durable and do not easily catch fire.

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