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Bangkirai / Yellow Balau Decking
Bangkirai, popularly known as Yellow Balau, is tropical timber regularly used for exterior decking. The timber is a yellowish – reddish brown colour and classifies from durable to very durable. The wood is used for freshwater construction so is suitable for decking on boats.
Tropical woods are sought after for their immense durability and lack of onsite maintenance. They are the definition of plug and play in the timber industry, as in, they can be fixed immediately with no treatment work required.
The interlocked grain makes machining Bangkirai Decking difficult, Bangkirai has a natural hardness which has a blunting effect on tools. So that’s why buying ready machined Yellow Balau decking can be beneficial.
The timber tends to be readily available so that makes it more favourable cost wise compared to other tropical timbers.
Select and Better Grade Bangkirai Decking
The Select and Better grade Bangkirai decking we supply is high quality with minimal knots. The boards are supplied in our IWD7 profile, which is 145mm wide with a 3mm radius on the corners. This profile is fully reversable, so you get the choice of which face you want to see.
The wood is supplied kiln dried so that it is in its most stable form. When it comes to treating Bangkirai, the heartwood is extremely difficult whilst the sapwood takes treatments moderately well.
Fixing Yellow Balau Decking
When fixing any wooden decking it is important to use stainless steel nails or screws. Using anything other than stainless steel will cause blue staining in the wood and the metal will corrode.
Yellow Balau Decking is designed to be fixed with a slight gap in between the boards, no larger than 6mm, any larger than that will cause chair legs and other large objects to fall through.
More about Yellow Balau
Yellow Balau is in the Shorea genus, which is the same as Meranti, you can buy Meranti Planed All Round or Cut to Size on our website.
Found in South East Asia, particularly Malaysia, the Yellow Balau tree grows up to 60m tall with a trunk between 1m-2m.
What do our customers say?
Clear indication of dimensions and prices and quality. Thanks for the sample
- Peter Elliott
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- David Le Versha
We thank you once again for the very good service that you offered and we hope to be able to business with you again in the future.
- Gary Crossfield.
It was so easy.
- Shkumbin Sufa
Hello iWood Team, Please find attached some pics of the workshop that I built last year using your Western Red Cedar. I am very pleased with the outcome, what an amazing material to work with. Hope that the pics are suitable for your needs.
- Bob Beckett
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Some commonly asked questions
Our timber is imported straight from sawmills on the continent. Our usual lead times are therefore 14 to 17 working days.
What are your delivery costs?
We calculate our delivery costs based on how far away you are from us, to get more information on this please check out our shipping costs page HERE.
Our delivery lorries visit different parts of the country on different days, so once your order is ready we will work with you to arrange a delivery day for when one of our lorries is in your area. We will always arrange the delivery day in advance with you.
We deliver weekdays Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 5pm. Our delivery vehicles will have multiple jobs on them which can affect the delivery time to you, depending on factors such as traffic and how long it takes to offload the previous jobs. The driver will call you in advance with an estimated time of arrival to make sure you'll be there.
Aside from delivery locations that are priced on application, your delivery will be provided with means of offloading from the truck. This may be by HIAB (lorry with a crane arm), or by supplied manpower. The method will be determined by the haulage company we use based on your location and available options at the time. Please note, both offload options will drop your order to the side of the lorry, they won't be able to carry it around the back of a property, for example.
For areas that are priced on application, by default, we will quote for delivery on a flat-bed lorry that you'll need to arrange to offload yourself. We can quote for offloading on request, but to these areas it's usually prohibitively expensive, and cheaper for you to hire a forklift, or arrange to have enough people on-site to offload.
How do I place an order for decking?
You can place your order online by working out your price above and adding your items to your shopping basket. You can then check out and your order will be processed securely and a confirmation email sent. Once your order arrives in our depot, we'll give you a call to arrange delivery.