What You Need to Know about Decks and Bushfires in Hunter Valley
Have you been thinking about investing in a new deck in Hunter Valley? If you don’t use your property’s outdoor areas as much as you would like to, a decking installation is a terrific way to change that. With a deck, you will feel more inclined to spend time outdoors—whether you are relaxing and reading the morning newspaper or entertaining guests for an evening cocktail hour.
However, when it comes to building decks in Hunter Valley or other areas that tend to see their fair share of bushfire, it’s important to consider fire resistance as a priority for the project. The last thing you want is a deck that acts as a tinderbox of sorts for your home.
Luckily, at Novascope Limited, we work with a range of timbers—many of which are fire resistant. For example, one of our go-to hardwood options is Jarrah, which is a highly fire-resistant wood. We also often build with a varied selection of mixed Australian hardwood, which includes boards of Jarrah, Spotted Gum, and other hard wearing and fire-resistant hardwoods. Our mixed Australian hardwood makes for timber decks with high bushfire safety ratings—a good idea, if you live in an area that is particularly susceptible to blazes.
For the most part, denser and harder timbers are more resistant than lighter and softer woods. If you are curious to learn more about fire resistant woods like Jarrah, Spotted Gum and other woods included in Novascope’s mixed Australian hardwood assortment? Give us a call today. We are happy to discuss any questions you might have about building decks in Hunter Valley or other bushfire zones. You can reach us on 0249537979.