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Looking for a durable, rot and termite-resistant deck? Discover why more and more Sydneysiders are choosing Ironbark decking for their home.
Best Ironbark Decking in Sydney
Your deck not only needs to look great, but stand strong year after year. For a durable deck that’s also resistant to rot and termites, and ideal for bushfire prone suburbs, it’s tough to go past the strength and beauty of ironbark.
Ironbark decking is available in red or grey, both of which unlock a host of advantages for your home and lifestyle. With 14 years creating new decking spaces for our Sydney customers, we know what’s required of your next home improvement project.
From complimentary chats about your goals (we don’t believe in the hard sell) to stress-free designs, support with council plans, and construction that doesn’t disrupt your day-to-day routine, Urban Arch Building was built to help customers expand their home, without adding unnecessary stress or budget blowouts.
When your home is your sanctuary, it’s important that both inside and the outside areas are serene, beautiful, and a perfect getaway space for you and your loved ones. That’s why we work hard to make sure that we can provide you with the highest quality, craftsmanship, and design expertise possible for your outdoor deck.
What’s more, Urban Arch Building decks are built to last. So whether you plan to stay in your home for the next year or the next 50 years, you can rest easy knowing that your decking will remain colour-rich, smooth, and inviting every step of the way.
If you’d like to know more, please feel free to reach out for expert advice, free samples, or a 100% obligation-free quote.
Why Choose Ironbark Decking?
When it comes to ironbark timber, the name really says it all. Ironbark is tough as iron and a strong and durable timber option for Sydney decks no matter what suburb you call home. Ironbark has been used for years throughout Australia to build decks, structural beams, fencing, and even flooring, so you’re in safe hands – and on safe ground – when you opt for the durability of ironbark.
Having supported Sydneysiders with their decking dreams for the past 14 years, we’ve seen ironbark grow in popularity and it’s not hard to see why. Besides its strength, ironbark also comes in a range of attractive and unique colours, ranging from deep reds to pale yellows that look stunning in early morning sun right through to sunset. What’s more, this hardwood timber is highly resistant to rot, termites, and fire. This makes it an ideal choice for residents who live in bushfire-prone suburbs of Sydney.
The short version? If you want to choose timber that’s built to last, then, we highly recommend ironbark.
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Benefits of Ironbark Decking
Benefits of Ironbark Decking
Thanks to its high durability and popularity, Ironbark is one of the more expensive timber options, with prices generally falling between $110 to $200 per square meter.
There are also additional costs that should be factored into your final estimate, including installation costs and labour, as well as any additional ironbark features like privacy screens, custom stairs, or handrails.
Remember — when you’re paying for expert installation with Urban Arch Builders, you’re paying for the best. At Urban Arch, we know that your home is your most important space, and we work hard to make sure that you don’t lose unnecessary time or sleep throughout the construction process. From your complimentary consultation to your first step onto a new, elegant ironwood surface, we’re here to support you.
If you’re still researching your new deck or you’d like more information about the process, feel free to reach out and request your FREE ironbark decking quote.
We’re happy to chat with you about our range of timber decking options, our competitive pricing, and how we plan to exceed your expectations and build you the deck of your dreams.
How Long Will It Take to Install a New Ironbark Deck?
When it comes to your deck installation timeline, there are various factors to consider. Overall, the installation process will fall into three steps:
STEP ONE: Planning, Design and Layout
STEP TWO: Foundation, Posts and Framing
STEP THREE: Decking, Railing and Stairs
Step one will always take you the longest. Filling out council applications and getting approval from your local Sydney council can take a long time! As can coming up with the perfect design and timber choice for your dream deck. That said, once this step is complete, the rest of the process will be quick, straightforward, and headache-free.
And remember — at Urban Arch Building, we work hard to make sure that each job is completed to the highest possible standards, and with minimal disruption to your day-to-day life. Let us bring your backyard decking vision to life. Request a fast and free quote today.
Ironbark Decking: Pros and Cons
Ironbark is one of the most durable timber options on the market.
That said, there are some pros and cons to consider when it comes to installation and maintenance of an ironbark deck. Here are a few advantages and disadvantages of this robust hardwood timber.
✔ High hardness, durability, and density
✘ Boards must be pre-drilled
✔ Wide availability
✔ Little tannin leach
✘ Short oil life
✔ Recommended for bushfire-prone areas
✘ Hard to work
✔ Rot resistant
✘ Often supplied in inconsistent lengths
✔ Termite resistance
✘ Susceptible to Lyctid borer
Frequently Asked Questions About Ironbark Decking In Sydney
What colour is ironbark timber?
There are two species of ironbark: red ironbark and grey ironbark:
Red ironbark: Red ironbark heartwood is a deep dark red to red-brown. By contrast, its sapwood is a distinctive pale yellow in colour.
Grey ironbark: Grey ironbark’s appearance ranges from reddish to dark brown heartwood. The sapwood is generally a little bit lighter in colour.
How strong is ironbark?
As the densest and heaviest Australian hardwood, ironbark is extremely strong, long-lasting, and durable. In fact, it has a durability rating of one, which is the highest possible score. That said, this immense strength can make ironbark difficult to install and work with, which is why you should always use an experienced expert to install an ironbark deck.
What makes ironbark so durable?
So, what makes this timber so strong? Well, unlike other tree varieties, the ironbark eucalyptus doesn’t shed its bark annually. This makes it denser, stronger, and finer grained than other timber options. In fact, it’s the heaviest and densest Australian wood you’ll find on the market, and Ironbark decks are known to last 40 years or longer with minimal maintenance.
What are common uses of ironbark?
Because of its strength and density, ironbark is commonly used for:
- Built-in seating
- Building additions
Where does ironbark grow?
Ironbark is a native Australian species (so your new deck will be Australian-made to its core). Most ironbark trees grow in NSW, QLD and Victoria, although there are varieties unique to the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Is ironbark an easy timber to work with?
No. Unlike blackbutt, which is easy to cut by hand or machinery, ironbark lives up to its name and can be difficult to work with. At Urban Arch Building we have the tools and the team to create striking ironbark decks, but the DIY route is not recommended.
Why Choose Urbanarch Building
We understand you are investing your hard-earned funds - so we invest our skill, patience, and energy to deliver your finished vision using quality materials - not second-hand or auction sourced.
On-Time & Within Budget
We arrive on time, and we will stick to the budget agreed upon. You’ll receive a schedule of work, explaining what is happening and when.
Attention to Detail
We do the job the way it is supposed to be done - no shortcuts and we pay attention to the small details - every single time!
We are a locally and family-owned business. That means, we know exactly what every home and business owner deserves.
We offer a custom design service and if you want something a little or a lot different - we can help you out.
We Genuinely Care
We genuinely care and we are committed to our clients with exceptional levels of customer care.
We are fast and responsive. If you ring us, we will answer you straight away.
You are our client - we will always look after you.