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Timber Supplier in Brisbane Decodes Durability Ratings for their Customers

Supplier of timber decking and fencing in Brisbane provides an easy guide to durability ratings on their company blog.

Brisbane, QLD, 27 February 2015 - Timber hardness and hazard ratings can be daunting for those trying to understand it in any depth. DIY builders know the ratings are important but don’t have time for a long-winded explanation when they are at the facility trying to find materials for their next project. Jack Kyle, owner of Narangba Timbers, who are timber decking and fencing suppliers for the Brisbane area, decided to “decode” ratings by giving a simple but thorough explanation of them on his company blog.

According to Mr Kyle, “People don’t always have time for the long version. Some just want to hear the information they need, stated simply and plainly, without a bunch of confusing rhetoric that they don’t want to hear. We decided to take the information from a trusted source, timber.net.au, and distill it down into exactly what a customer needs to make a decision.”

Timber durability ratings estimate the average usage in years of every species of timber sold in the marketplace. There are other factors besides the timber itself that come into play. Whether timber is used indoors with full protection, outdoors above ground or outdoors and in the ground help determine the life expectancy of any piece of timber.

Timber is also sorted by hazard ratings, which take into consideration factors such as exposure to moisture, borers, termites, decay, severe decay, saltwater and marine borers.

Class 1 timber has the highest durability rating. It is estimated to last for more than 50 years indoors, 50 years outdoors and above ground and 25 years outdoors and in the ground. Class 2 timber is the next most durable, rated at 50 years indoors, 30 years outdoors and above ground and 15-25 years outdoors and in the ground.

H1 is the lowest hazard protection rating of any timber, and that means it is safe being used indoors and is protected from borers only. H3 and H4 are most commonly used for decking and fencing, and offer protection from decay, borers and termites. H4 offers more protection against decay than H3.

The Narangba Timbers Way

At Narangba Timbers, they pride themselves on carrying high quality timber near the top end of the ratings, but at economical prices. According to Mr Kyle, “We like to help our customers put it on auto-pilot if we can by only carrying and recommending timber that is rated highly enough to give them great results. It’s a lot of work to build a deck or a fence. We would much rather see it provide 50 years of service than the 7-15 years that inferior timber would provide.”

Mr Kyle concluded, “Our customer service team is very knowledgeable about timber. We know what makes a great deck or a great fence. Nothing makes us happier than to talk to a regular customer who is still enjoying a timber deck that he built in the 1970’s.”

Narangba Timbers are timber decking and fencing suppliers. They serve the Brisbane area and the Sunshine Coast down to Gympie. They specialise in professional, friendly and knowledgeable customer service. To learn more or to place an order, call 1300 795 675 or visit their website: http://www.narangbatimbers.com.au/.