Decking FAQ

What space should there be between decking boards?

3 mm – builders often use a nail as a spacer.

What space should I have between deck joists?

The maximum permitted spacing is 450 mm, centre to centre.

What is the best decking to use in high exposure areas, such as swimming pools?

Choose Durability 1 hardwood decking.

Which way does the ripple on decking face?

It always faces down. It is there to create airflow between the joist and deck and stops debris and water collecting in grooves, reducing decay in the decking.

When should I oil or paint my decking the first time, and how many coats?

Three. Coat the decking before laying – faces and edges and ends – to reduce cupping.

I’m building a deck, what is the best timber?

There is no easy answer to this question. We have a large range of decking timbers and the one that is right for you will be the one that has the colour and grain that you’re after, and the one that is best for your location. For that reason we have built a Display Deck, so you can see each of the timbers in an actual deck – why not drop by to see for yourself?

What lengths of decking do you stock?

Most lengths are from 2.4 m to 6 m are available in treated pine. Hardwood decking is usually only supplied in random lengths, ranging from 1.8 m to 5.4 m.

How can I get a quote for the materials I need?

We are happy to provide a quote over the phone, by email, or in person at Narangba.

Will your staff help me to get the right products for my deck?

The Narangba Timbers staff are experts in timber – especially decks. We are on hand to help you to choose the right materials for your project.

Do you have just timber, or the other things I’ll need?

While we stock timber for flooring, decking, fencing, framework, landscaping and cladding, we also stock the hardware and building supplies needed to complete your timber deck, like cement, screws and decking oil.

Can I compare decking timbers available before I buy?

We have constructed a Display Deck the is ideal to see the different type of decking timbers we stock.

Do you take phone orders?

Definitely! You can phone your order through to us on (07) 3888 1293. You can also email us on or send a fax to (07 3888 1317

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