Ironbark timber decking

A beautiful hardwood that’s hard to resist

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Ironbark decking

For the sheer beauty of a characteristically Australian deck, ironbark is hard to resist.
Grown in Queensland, this hardwood is harder than spotted gum and renowned for its magnificent colour palette. A very distinctive hardwood, its popularity is furthered by its durability and strength.This timber has life expectancy of over 40 years.

Supplying both red and grey ironbark varieties, Deck-Max sources this hardwood exclusively from the best regulated sources. This provides you with the finest quality ironbark, with a certified proof of origin – (Chain of Custody Certification – Legally Harvested Timber).


Grey Ironbark

Ranging from light grey to chocolate, with a distinctive textured pattern, grey ironbark provides a strong, character rich, decking hardwood.

Derived from the eucalyptus paniculata species, it is an extremely durable, class 1 hardwood.

Forrest Reds

Forrest reds include two primary timbers – Red Ironbark and Red Iron Gum (Qld) Eucalyptus Umbellata, to ensure a continual supply of quality red timbers – All class one hardwood of the finest quality. Red iron Gum is of the softer pink and light reds with a consistent colour plate with not as much variation in colours like Grey iron bark.

Red Ironbark

With its jarrah like reddish brown, red ironbark is derived from the eucalyptus sideroxylon. Sometimes referred to as Mugga, or mugga ironbark, this hardwood provides a highly stable timber for decking. Red iron bark, when exposed to the elements, ages over a few years to a greyish, cedar like colouring. As the hardness and durability are retained in this process, this timber has a life expectancy of over 40 years.


Board size: 90mm x 19mm, lengths vary from 900mm to 4200mm

Hardness: Extremely hard, Janka rating 16

Durability: Class 1 hardwood

Strength: High, load tested and performance guaranteed

Fire rating: fire resistant timber

Life expectancy: over 40 years

ironbark timber decking

Applications for Ironbark:

Suited for: Australia wide, including fire rated zones
Stability: Very stable

Your quality supplier for Ironbark timber decking

So why choose Deck-Max for your ironbark decking?

Kiln dried for the best stability

Kiln dried over a long slow period delivering the finest quality timber – this cost money however delivers the return on your investment.

For the best stability and durability of your timber, Deck-Max only provides kiln dried ironbark.

To ensure the best possible performance, each piece is rough sawn to an oversized piece before air drying is started.
From there, your timber is kiln dried to reach the set core moisture content. Your ironbark is skip dressed, air dried (to stabilise) and then profiled to the finished dimensions.

Red iron bark timber decking

Improved Installation

Your ironbark timber decking is then grooved for the hidden fastening system and end matching, with a tolerance of +/- 0.2mm, the best available in Australia.

This greatly enhances not only the finished result of your deck, but also greatly improves installation times.

If you’re installing your own deck, Deck-Max is here to help with specialist assistance and useful resources, such as instructional videos. To enquire about having your deck installed for you, simply contact us for an accredited Deck-Max installer in your area.

The best sources

As part of our commitment to give you the best timber and service, all timber supplied by Deck-Max is sourced from regulated supply chains, with proof of origin (Chain of Custody – Legal Wood). Added to the highly specialised processing and preparation of your timber, this enables consistent supply of the best ironbark decking material available.

Getting a quote for ironbark is easy

For any queries or a customised quote on ironbark timber decking, contact one of our decking specialists now.

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