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Blackbutt Decking Sydney

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Fire-Resistant Blackbutt Decks

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind hardwood deck that holds its shape and style year after year?

The colour of each blackbutt deck board varies (thanks to the beauty of genuine hardwood), giving you an appealing and practical addition to your home.

With a light hue, blackbutt can create the illusion of space in smaller areas, or provide unmatched strength and durability when building a large outdoor deck. No matter the design of your home, a deck feels like it’s always been part of the landscape, offering a timeless space to unwind or entertain today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

Our blackbutt decking services are built around your needs, offering custom decking solutions to suit the size, style and shape of your home. With Sydney’s climate challenging your deck every day, Blackbutt decking material offers a sturdy and resilient hardwood that creates an uninterrupted flow between your indoor and outdoor spaces. And as a custom service, whether you need a little change, or a lot, our exceptional level of customer care ensures we’re always working towards your goals.

With over a decade of experience, we’ve developed excellent relationships with local suppliers to ensure your blackbutt decking is of the highest quality to last you a lifetime.

If you’re ready to enhance your lifestyle, increase your living space, and add value to your home, claim your FREE decking consultation to discover the potential of your outdoor space.

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The Blackbutt Deck Difference

Blackbutt is practically designed by Mother Nature to deliver stunning deck boards that stand the test of time.

Offering advanced strength and durability, this hardwood timber can withstand hot Sydney summers and windy winters without bending, breaking or moving an inch. Ideal for external and structural use, it is used across decks, cladding, joinery and even internal flooring – allowing you to create hybrid living spaces that mix the inside and the outside for the ultimate lifestyle.

As an added bonus, the density of blackbutt (at 900kg/cubic metre) offers protection against some of the most common blights affecting homes – bushfires and termites.

Offering advanced strength and durability, this hardwood timber can withstand hot Sydney summers and windy winters without bending, breaking or moving an inch. Ideal for external and structural use, it is used across decks, cladding, joinery and even internal flooring – allowing you to create hybrid living spaces that mix the inside and the outside for the ultimate lifestyle.

And whether you live near a bushfire prone suburb or not, blackbutt’s fire-resistant qualities mean floating embers, or an overly packed fire pit, don’t pose a threat to your deck.

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Get Ready for an Eye-Catching Backyard

Let’s talk about appearance, because all the deck specs in the world won’t convince you to update your lifestyle if the board isn’t a visual statement.

And blackbutt decking ticks those boxes (and then some).

Its even texture includes a typically straight grain, lending itself to both decks and joinery in equal measure. As a native Australian hardwood tree, these deck boards are a striking combination of golden yellow through to pale brown, with light pinkish tones even popping up from time to time.

But don’t feel trapped by the natural tones of a blackbutt. This hardwood takes well to staining, meaning you can colour your deck’s fibres in a range of stylish finishes to suit your home decor or outdoor space.

How Much Does Blackbutt decking Cost?

On average, blackbutt decking (86mm) costs $88/m2 before waste.

Keep in mind, this price is for the deck boards only. You’ll need to factor in the support structures under your boards plus installation costs which will cover your building company’s overheads, labour and so on.

At UrbanArch Building, we understand that a new deck- and any home improvement project – needs to be carefully considered and researched. Our construction team is here to add value to your home AND your lifestyle and strive to exceed expectations at every chance.

If you’re in the research phase, reach out  to our team of Sydney decking specialists and request your FREE decking quote to learn more about our competitive prices and leading hardwood timber options.

How long does a Blackbutt deck take to install?

You’re already browsing outdoor furniture on the IKEA website, so a deck that takes an eternity to construct isn’t going to tick your boxes.

When it comes to a hardwood timber deck, it’s not the timber that impacts your construction timeline. Although certain hardwood timbers are easier to work with than others (relating to their ability to be sawed or machine cut), the deck construction process is typically broken into three distinct periods:

Phase one is the most time-consuming, with council applications and decking design taking time and energy. But once your deck has the seal of approval from your local council, construction can begin.

At UrbanArch Building, we strive to complete each job to the highest standards with minimal disruption to your life and routine. With the highest quality products, materials and specialists, we’re proud to let our results speak for us and endeavour to deliver an end product that meets and exceeds your vision.

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Beautiful Blackbutt deck overlooking the ocean

Frequently Asked Questions About Sydney Blackbutt Decking

Is Blackbutt good for decking?

When used for decking, blackbutt timber can provide a beautiful, natural look to outdoor spaces. It can complement various architectural styles and provide a versatile base for outdoor living spaces. It has a warm, honey-brown colour with occasional subtle pinkish tones.  It can be easily combined with other materials, such as stainless steel or glass, to create a customised and contemporary deck design.

Blackbutt timber is known for its stability, an important factor for decking. It has a relatively low shrinkage rate, meaning it is less likely to warp or twist when exposed to changes in moisture and temperature. It is also a good choice for decking due to its durability, strength, and aesthetic qualities.

Blackbutt timber is generally easy to work with, making it a popular choice for professional builders and DIY enthusiasts. It can be cut, shaped, and installed relatively easily, which can help streamline the decking installation process.

Adding its natural resistance to decay, termites and insect attacks, you have the perfect timber for a beautiful, long-lasting deck.

Remember, while blackbutt timber offers many advantages for decking, assessing your specific needs, budget, and local environmental factors is essential before making a final decision. Additionally, following proper installation techniques and adhering to local building codes and regulations is crucial for ensuring a safe and structurally sound deck.

If you have any specific concerns or requirements for your decking project, consult a professional builder, architect, or timber specialist who can provide detailed information and recommendations.

Where does this type of hardwood grow?

It is found in coastal NSW and southern QLD. A taller eucalyptus variety, the trees can grow up to 50 metres high.

Is blackbutt termite-resistant?

Yes. It is a dense hardwood (900kg/cubic metre) with a density that makes it tough for the most determined of termites to make their home in your deck.

Do I need council approval to build a deck?

Council regulations vary, though certain heights, sizes, and materials may need authorisation before construction begins. Your deck installation team will walk you through these requirements.

How do I clean my deck?

It is easy to clean, with regular maintenance the key to longevity. Outside of regular oiling and staining,  you can clean your board with a mop and pH neutral cleaning agent. Avoid steam mops, abrasive brushes or steel wool.

Blackbutt Decking: Pros and Cons

It is known for its strength and durability, leaving you a deck that handles family gatherings, Christmases and events year after year no matter how many guests you entertain.

As a naturally fire-resistant hardwood timber, blackbutt is ideal for decking in bushfire prone areas thanks to its natural ability to protect against fire damage.

But is this type of deck right for you? Still not sure? Contact our friendly team of Timber Decking Sydney builders to find out which material is most suitable for your outdoor space. We’ve rounded up the most common advantages and disadvantages below to help you make an informed choice about choosing the best deck builder

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