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Balau Decking Hardwood Timber

Asian Balau Timber is an incredibly hard-wearing and durable timber, best suited for decking projects. It is usually deep brown in colour, available in a ‘castle-grooved’ profile at set sizes and has a projected lifespan of 20-30 years. Order cut to size Balau smooth planed squared edge.

Location: Exterior | Best for: Decking, Structural, Marine | Density: High | Good for painting: No


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Balau Decking Hardwood Timber 

Balau is a yellowish-brown, brown, or reddish-brown timber with interlocked grain, and a moderately fine and even texture. It is classified in Malaysia as being very durable.

Many Tropical timbers including Balau may affected by the tiny Ambrosia beetle when the logs are fresh-felled and lying on Forest floor in humid climates, as soon as the log is resawn and kiln dried, the Ambrosia dies i.e. it is not continuous damaging woodworm. This is not considered a defect especially as these timbers are frequently given a paint finish and either a coloured or dark stain typically hides any pin marks.

Frequently Asked Questions about Balau Decking Hardwood Timber 

What can Balau Timber be used for? 

Balau is used for: Heavy Structural Use, Marine or Freshwater Construction, Decking, Flooring and many more. Size is 21mm x 145mm profiled with small 'ripple' grooves on one face and deeper grooves on the reverse, allowing a choice of which side faces up.

How strong and durable is this timber?

Balau is a heavy and strong timber with strength properties similar to those of greenheart. The timber is durable, with a little tendency to warp or twist (20 - 30 years life span).

What are its physical properties?

Balau has excellent overall strength and weather resistance. 

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Standard Delivery

Click & Collect and Delivery - Timbersource usually aims to dispatch orders within 10 working days for most requirements. We will endeavour to complete your order ahead of schedule.

Next Day / Same Working Day 

Click and Collect - Same working day collection when you order by 12:00pm**
Delivery - Next working day delivery when you order by 12:00pm (please call +44 (0) 1373 469905 to ask if we can offer Same Working Day Delivery) 

**Subject to Stock availability and excludes Saturdays, Sundays, Bank Holidays and Christmas Periods.

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