Timber Decking, Wood Decking, Balcony Flooring Prices Singapore
Generally, timber decking.wood decking or Balcony Flooring prices in Singapore ranges from $16-$32 per square feet (PSF), depending on the type of wood chosen.
Wood Decking Prices Ranging from $28-$32 per square feet:
- Indonesian Teak
- Burmese Teak
Teak has always been known to be the “King” of wood. It is highly sought after for it’s beautiful grains and natural oils. The oils acts as a resistant to termite attacks as well lubricant for the wood. The natural oil repels water making teak one of the best timber material for outdoor usage.
Timber Decking Ranging from $20-$25 per square feet:
Merbau is almost on par with Teak for outdoor durability. The only drawback is the bleeding of tannins which will pass over time
Chengal has been one of the more popular choices of wood in Singapore.
It has high durability and Janka hardness. It has decreased in popularity recently due to its aesthetics- hairline cracks (caused by high moisture content) and pin holes (caused by ambrosia beetles boring into living trees).
Ironwood has very high Janka hardness and has hairline cracks similar to Chengal. Due to its sturdiness and lack of aesthetics (high difference in tonality), it is highly recommendable used as a supporting structural material rather than decks per se.
Wood Decking Ranging from $16-$19 per square feet:
Balau is one of the cheapest timber in the market, it has relatively high janka hardness but is susceptible to rot, decay and termite attack if not treated properly.
Other Factors affecting timber decking prices
The more common method of installing wood decking would be using Balau or ironwood joists as its supporting structure. Using a more advanced supporting structure to increase the deck’s stability at a higher FFL (floor finish level) would equate to a higher cost.
Some clients would prefer the Installation of full timber lengths as compared to joined pieces of timber to cover an area.This would lead to much greater wastage of timber and ultimately higher cost.
General Installation Method for Timber Decking
Timber joists are placed on the ground as supporting structure to raise the level of the decks.
If there is a need to raise the height of the decks to a substantial level, we would recommend using a more durable material such as Elmich Versijack.
The joists will be placed on top of these pedestal system and the decks thereafter.
The Decks will always be placed perpendicularly to the joists as to increase the amount of weight it can withstand.
The timber decks are then connected to the supporting structure below either by using the more advanced clip systems or the more traditional nailing/screwing method.
Wide timber planks has a higher psf cost.
It is important for consumers to understand the different type of wood, their characteristics and understand the breakdown of the cost in relation to timber decking and wood decking installation.