Merbau Fencing Installers
Merbau fencing is a great option. Merbau is versatile wood that can be used in most situations. Merbau is great for fencing, privacy screening, decking and many other outdoor applications in and around Melbourne.
Merbau fence pales/slats can be attached horizontally or vertically depending on your preference. Fence posts can be made of timber or galvanised iron based on your preference. Other options include exposed posts, capping and double-sided palings so that you don’t see the fence rails from either side.
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What Is Merbau Timber?
Merbau is hardwood made from an Intsia
Merbau is a type of tree in the pea family (Fabaceae) that grows to around 50
Why use Merbau?
There are a number of reasons to use Merbau such as:
A Merbau fence gives classy look and
Its colour is yellowish to orange-brown and turns brown after being exposed to air. Its wood grain is straight to slightly interlocked with variable
Though it can look great without oiling, staining or painting, it can also look even better if these are done well.
Merbau is known for its durability, which is attributed to its natural oils. This durability enables it to endure high temperatures, variable climates, saltwater and it is even highly termite
Resistant to Splitting, Cracking and Shrinking
Merbau is known for its resistance to cracking, splitting and shrinking even in outdoor environments. Tannin,
Note: Tannin (Merbau’s natural oils) is also what helps to protect it from saltwater and rainwater.
Due to its high durability, it is very low maintenance even under harsh conditions even without being chemically treated (unlike pine that requires chemical treatment to increase its durability).
The biggest disadvantage of Merbau is the upfront cost in comparison to cheaper types of wood. Pine can be a cheaper option but may not last as long. You may also be interested in reading about: wood paling fence builder, Colorbond fence construction or steel fence installation.
Merbau Privacy Screens
Merbau is a great option to use
Common applications for Merbau Screens are:
- around swimming pools
- at the front of a property to increase privacy from the street
- in back yards to increase privacy from overlooking neighbours
Gates can also be made with Merbau and in the same style as the rest of the fence so that it is aesthetically pleasing. Your fence will look great and so will your Merbau gate!
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