About Jarrah Timber Decking
Jarrah’s natural high resistance to weather, rot, termites, and even marine borers, makes this the ideal timber for timber decking.
Jarrah is a popular timber in Australia and has been used as an exterior timber in construction since the 1840’s because of its durability and strength. Jarrah trees can be found in forests from Perth to Albany in the southwest of Western Australia where the soil is rich in iron and aluminium.
From boardwalks in extreme environments to veranda and alfresco timber decking, Jarrah’s striking appearance and long-term durability makes it Australia’s premium choice for timber decking.
Where can Jarrah Timber Decking be used
Why use Jarrah Timber Decking
Jarrah is an excellent choice for outdoor applications as it is naturally resistant to weather, rot and termites. It is also resistant to marine borers, making it a good choice for harsh marine applications such as wharf and bridge construction.
Jarrah’s natural colour ranges from a deep brown-red to blonde. Paired with its durable qualities, this makes it a desirable species for architectural design and decorative elements. It is often used for floorings, linings, furniture, joinery and parquetry.
Jarrah is one of the Australian hardwood species that has natural fire resistant properties (BAL 12.5 & 19), making it an ideal choice for outdoor decking applications where durability and safety are paramount.
Thanks to its durability and strength, jarrah is a highly versatile timber which is used for both structural and design applications. As it is both a highly practical and aesthetic timber, jarrah is an ideal choice for public spaces, commercial buildings and high end residential properties.
Mortlock Timber’s jarrah decking and cladding products are manufactured in Western Australia. As a locally sourced and manufactured timber, jarrah is a sustainable option.
New Jarrah is a sustainable, renewable resource, exclusively harvested from regrowth forests in WA.
Strict and comprehensive legislation is in place in Western Australia to ensure sustainable forest management. Sustainable forest management balances ecological, economic and socio-cultural values of the forest. The Forest Management Plan and the WA Regional Forest Agreement outline the strict guidelines and policies that control timber harvesting in Western Australia. Both are legally binding documents prepared through scientific research and consultation and are regularly formally reviewed to ensure compliance and that the standards within maintain their world class status.
The Forest Products Commission is responsible for conducting commercial forest operations under the Forest Products Act 2000. The Forest Products Commission is certified to the Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708:2013) and the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015)
All native forests harvested in WA are regenerated or replanted each year.
Mortlock's have supplied teak for small and large projects at our apartment complex. The quality of the timber and the helpful service has been first class. This latest project shows an old garden bed transformed into an attractive alternative space.- Anthony McCann
Thanks Mortlock as self designers and builders we loved the look of Shou sugi ban in the images we had seen on line and included it as the major feature on the front of our new home. We used the tongue and groove cladding burnt to the highest level, it well and truely lived up to our expectations in both look and workability and it’s been loved by everyone who has seen it. We would highly recommend Mortlock for charred timber cladding.- Gary Crameri
Jarrah is a great option for timber decking, its termite resistance, durability, and striking appearance make it one of the best timbers to use for hardwood timber decking.
Jarrah has many benefits when used for timber decking, these include termite and rot resistance, and long-term durability. Because of its longevity, Jarrah is often used in highly exposed to weather areas like boardwalks and marine environments.
Jarrah is less prone to tannin leaching than timbers like merbau decking and many tropical timbers. It does still bleed tannin, Read more here
Popular options for Jarrah decking costs start at around $85 p/m2 and can be as high as $210 per m2 not including installation, an in depth article on how much timber decking costs can be found here.
Maintaining Jarrah timber decking involves general cleaning like sweeping and mopping and re-oiling. The frequency of the re-oiling depends on how exposed the timber decking is to the weather. For further details on maintenance Read more here.