Regardless of the size of your backyard, installing a deck is always a wonderful way to spruce up your space. Not only does it offer the benefit of a leisure space, it also adds value to your home. During the hot summer months, decks are great spaces to spend time having a barbecue at the weekend or relaxing with friends and family.

Deciding on whether or not to install a deck is easy. Who could say no to such a valuable installation, right? The hardest choice is probably selecting the timber.

Jarrah and Merbau are two popular decking options. To help you decide, here is a quick overview on both timbers.


Jarrah is a durable West Australian hardwood. It is known for its unique colouring and durability to withstand extreme weather conditions. It is also preferred by many for its anti-fungi, anti-termites, and anti-rotting properties.

It is available in 85 mm and 110 mm widths.


Known for its natural oils, Merbau decking is extremely durable and attractive. This Asian hardwood has a consistent red and brown color. Although it’s a hardwood, it’s extremely pliable, which means it is very easy to work with.

Merbau is available in 90 mm and 140 mm widths.
Contact Elite Decking today to know more about other timber decking options.