- 145 x 28mm Radiata Pine Decking
- Reeded one face, grooved the other
- FSC Certified Source
- Extremely resistant to insect and fungal attack
- Fit with 10-12mm spacing
- Kiln dried
Our 145mm Radiata Pine decking boards are generally supplied in 4.8m lengths. Precise stocks do vary, but we will always do our best to match your required tally. Please note that decking boards may be supplied over length, so you will need to ensure that your fitter has the correct tools on site to cut them down.
Radiata Pine - also known as Pinus Radiata, Insignis Pine and Monterey Pine – is an unusually dense softwood species native to the Americas. As it is relatively easy to cultivate in moderate climates it has been introduced to many other regions, including Australasia, where a number of well-respected plantations now exist. Our decking is from New Zealand, which features the largest plantation of any species of timber in the world.
Our Radiata Pine decking is cut from 100% clear sapwood. It is sawn to rough size and kiln dried to 12%, then graded. It is treated at this stage with Protim Celcure to ensure 100% penetration before being kiln dried for a second time. It is then machined to the required size and profiles. The result is a contemporary, light coloured decking board with a super smooth, straight and clean finish.
Fitting & Maintenance
- Radiata Pine decking is kiln dried, so requires a 10-12mm spacing between boards. Don’t worry, as it acclimatises to the ambient moisture content it will swell and close up the gap.
- All decking can be prone to “surface checking,” (small splits in the surface), over time. While this is common in many woods, the grooved face is designed to channel these splits and mask their appearance.
- To minimise risk of corrosion and maximise the life of your deck, use stainless steel screws for fixing.
- Keep your decking undercover in a well-ventilated area until installation as it has been kiln dried at high temperatures to keep it straight. Leaving the wood out in the elements unfixed may cause it to warp due to moisture imbalances.
- Move and handle the product as you would interior flooring. Avoid trampling mud and dirt into the timber- or wear protective covers over work boots.
- While not absolutely required, it is advantageous to coat your decking with a high quality penetrating oil.
- Keep your deck clean as you would your interior flooring by cleaning it regularly with soapy water and a broom. Wood, like most other substrates, can attract potentially slippy surface mould if not maintained.