Merbau Fencing

We design and build merbau fencing Melbourne has to offer. Merbau is a fantastic Australian hardwood that we love to work with. It’s a classic wood that looks great and will last you many, many years to come! If you’re looking for an elegant fence design, then get in touch today. We’ll be happy to help you create the perfect Merbau fence for your property.

What is Merbau?

Merbau timber comes from a species of tree found that grows up to 40 meters high and lives primarily in mangrove swamps. In Australia, it can be found from Tanzania to Queensland. The largest groves in Australia are found in the Daintree and Johnstone River areas.

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A member of the pea family, this hardwood ranges in colour from red-brown to yellow. Some plants have an attractive yellow fleck that is found throughout the grain. This colour is such an integral part of the wood that this plant is often used to create dyes.

The grain itself is generally straight, although there are some variations that appear wavier. It has an oily odor, and the wood turns to a dark red-brown when exposed to air.

The wood has an even, coarse texture that seasons well and so it is a desirable wood for fencing.

Interestingly, traditional healers in the Indo-Pacific use the leaves and bark of the tree in creating medicines. Other uses for Merbau include boat decking, tool handles, barbeque trolleys, and musical instruments.

Merbau is truly a versatile wood that is used in a wide variety of applications.

Why a Merbau Fencing Melbourne?

Merbau is a popular fencing material in Melbourne for certain. You see examples of this stylish wood in many fencing applications. Here are some of the reasons this is a great wood for a fence.

Durable and Long Lasting

You can expect a Merbau fence to last for many seasons with no significant degradation. It is a naturally oily wood, a characteristic that prevents it from drying out with subsequent cracking or decay.

Furthermore, this wood is naturally termite resistant. The wood itself is extremely tough, which makes it a less desirable food source for termites. Additionally, the oils within Merbau have a high tannin content, which acts as a natural repellent for these insect pests.

If installed above the ground, you can expect this timber to last over 40 years.

Strong and Stable Hardwood

Merbau is a hardwood and comes with the endurance and life expectancy one would expect from that type of wood.

The strength of the wood is conducive to engineering a wide number of applications besides fences. If Merbau is strong enough to be used for decks, stairs, rails, balustrades, pergolas, and flooring, you certainly can use it in free-standing fences without fear.

Although any wood can burn, Merbau is only slightly combustible and does not spread flame easily. It also meets AS3959 brushfire resistance standards.

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Stain, Oil or Paint

This timber can retain its natural colour over a long time. However, staining or oiling the wood will create a superior finish that will preserve the natural appearance of the Merbau.

Reconditioning the paint, stain, or oil every year will help preserve the lustre and aesthetics of the fence. This coating will enhance and protect the colouration and natural beauty of the wood, ensuring your fence has a beautiful appearance far into the future.

Design Options

Merbau is a versatile timber that looks great with any type of home and any sort of landscaping. Further, it can be used in a wide number of fence styles depending on the preferences of the homeowner.

Merbau is easy to work with, cuts cleanly and without splitting, and fastens well. Thus, the wood can be used to create traditional fences with vertical slats or a more modern look using horizontal slates.

The fencing can be placed between exposed Merbau posts or between concrete pillars. It can also be joined to steel posts in order to create a sleek appearance.

The timber is also frequently used for edging purposes – creating a distinctive border for your yard and garden. It can also create screening that increases your privacy without having the industrial look a security fence often brings.

Because Merbau is so easy to work with, you can use it for swinging or sliding gates. It makes the precision construction of a gate simple because of the ease the team has in cutting this wood.

Merbau Fencing Melbourne

Our team is Melbourne native with 30 years of experience in building fences throughout the region. Thus, we really know how to use Merbau well in any fencing application.

No matter what style or specifications you have for your Merbau fencing Melbourne, we can design and build it for you quickly and affordably. You can have a nice-looking fence without having to break the bank!

If you’re ready for a Merbau fencing Melbourne around your business, give us a call today at (03) 9988 1299.

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