Merbau Decking (Intsia palembanica) Trade name Kwila
Merbau grows in South-east Asia, the Philippines, Solomon Islands Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Merbau is a popular decking material with a consistent pale to dark reddish brown colour which turns a darker brown colour with ageing.
One of the most durable decking timbers with a Class 2 rating its highly resistant to decay when fully exposed to the elements. Merbau decking has high levels of natural oil, which aids its life expectancy of 25 – 50 years with proper maintenance.
In addition to timber decking and screens, Merbau can also be used in the construction of outdoor steps posts and balustrades with its high density it also carries a high fire rating.