Treated pine is a highly durable and easy to use wood, and is a popular choice for outdoor structures. Sourced from fast-growing Australian pine plantation forests, there is an abundance of treated pine, making it an affordable option for pergolas and deck framing.
Pine is cut to size and then treated with a chemical solution designed to improve its durability. There are various grades of treated pine, with H3 treated pine being suitable for deck frames that are raised off the ground. H3 pine is protected against fungal decay, termites and rot, and has an estimated lifespan of 30+ years.
In its natural state pine is a golden-white colour, but depending on the treatment, it turns to a pleasing warm gold or green. It can be easily painted or stained to match your choice of decking and outdoor decor.
Why choose Treated Pine for your deck frame?
The chemical solution applied to H3 treated pine protects it against many of the weathering effects that can affect wood over time such as rot, termites and fungal decay. This, coupled with its strength, longevity and relatively cheap initial cost, makes it a great option for your deck frame.
When it comes to maintaining your treated pine frame, it is crucial to protect the top of your treated pine bearers and joists with a product like GTape or Decktec as this is where weathering can take place.
If you are in the market for treated pine deck framing in Perth, contact our team today.