Tried and true, Merbau has long been an incredibly popular timber for a wide range of applications. Though it has been used in Australia for a number of decades, it is actually a South East Asian hardwood, loved for its durability, versatility and distinct, even colouring.
The attractive yellow and orange tones of Merbau are one of its most popular characteristics, and they continue to redden with age.
Merbau takes well to paint, stains, oils and polishes, ensuring you can enhance the natural finish or modify the colour to your personal taste.
Following treatment, Merbau is resistant to almost everything; from termites and lyctid borers, rotting and shrinking, and our harsh Australian weather. With an inground lifespan of up to 15 years, and an above ground lifespan of well over 40 years, you can be confident that Merbau will stand the test of time, no matter how it’s used.
Given its incredible durability, it comes as no surprise that Merbau is suited to a wide range of applications. Perfect for general construction, it is also used for decking, flooring and joinery, as well as for exterior use for pergolas, patios and outdoor furniture. Not only is it loved by builders and landscapers, it’s also an excellent choice for more specialised work, such as boat building, cabinetry and even musical instruments!
We know that part of providing our customers with the highest quality timber means ensuring the timber is sustainably sourced. Though it is from South East Asia, we work to the highest standards every time – our Merbau has been legally and sustainably logged in accordance with chain of custody requirements. You can be confident that our Merbau is perfect for anyone who wants to do their bit for the planet as well as use an attractive timber.
Whilst many people love the look and feel of hardwood timber, they are often concerned that they can’t use it within their home as they live in a bush fire prone area. However, Merbau is a low combustible material, and can be used in areas where the threat of fire is a concern – it’s perfect for areas that are rated between BAL 12.5 to 29. For information specific to the suburb you’re building in, speak with our team today – we’re available six days a week with friendly advice and recommendations.
Everist Timber is proud to supply our huge range of hardwood timbers to a wide area. Whether you’re in metropolitan Melbourne or the Mornington Peninsula, if you need high-quality hardwoods for any project or application, then you’ve come to the right place! Get in touch with our team to see if we service your suburb.