Pine Decking to complete your home
Pukepine decking is produced from renewable Radiata pine and manufactured to standard (merch) grade or premium grade suitable for the most discerning application. Thorough treatment to NZS 3640 H3.2 standard with added mouldicide is applied to all our decking ensuring the full protection that a H3.2 treatment provides.
All Pukepine decking is supplied as Treated Wet so we recommend following our Air Seasoning guide prior to installation to achieve best results once installed. Treated Wet products potentially shrink as they dry. Always build within building authority guidelines and specifications.
Premium grade decking is a first class product allowing for only small round defects on the best face which must not detract from the premium class finish of the deck appearance.
Standard (merch) grade decking may include some defects however these defects must not compromise more than a third of the cross section along the length of the board.
A well designed and crafted deck is a welcome addition to any home. Here at Pukepine we take pride in producing a range of kiwi classic decking profiles to the highest standards.
Complimenting our decking we produce premium grade balustrades that not only provide safety and security they also enhance your deck area. All our decking and balustrade are treated to H3.2 treatment level ensuring your investment has the best possible protection.
For best possible results when installing we recommend air seasoning before installing.
Care and Maintenance of timber decking
It is importand that you clean your deck regularly to keep it in good condition. Keeping it free from dirt minimises mould on the timber surface. Once a year minimum, though every 6 months is even better.
Depending on how you have finished your deck and/or if it is subject to heavy mould growth and dirt build up you could use warm soapy water (household detergent) up to a deck cleaner solution from your local hardware store.
A pressure washer is the best tool for the job. Pressure washers deliver a concentrated blast of water – so don’t overdo it.
Drive any protruding nails flush with the surface of the board or replace them with deck screws. Repair or replace boards that are badly deteriorated.
You can leave it to naturally weather, which means over time the timber will go grey or refinish it with a deck stain, paint or clear sealer.
Your deck and the environment
Timber decks are generally exposed to various natural elements therefore weathering effects will occur in your deck. Timber responses such as cracking, shrinkage and cupping may be noticed over time. The main causes of this are the movement of moisture into and out of the timber and the effects of sunlight on a regular basis. This does not reflect a fault in the product just a natural response to the environment.
If decking is installed while wet there may be size variations between boards expecially noticeable when butting ends together, this is a function of the timber responding to the moisture and swelling accordingly.
We recommend using quality decking fasteners such as 12 gauge decking screws and consideration given to applying an oil based decking preservative to aid in water repelling.
Pukepine decking products are produced and treated in line with the requirements of NZS 3602:2003 to provide the required 15 year durability standard.
Where You Can Find Our Products
We are proud to partner with building trade suppliers throughout the country to bring you our range of products