With our recent landscaping and outdoor renovations, we have access to more living space on the new deck. Personally, I think our deck is one of the most relaxing spaces at home. The ups and downs of life happen inside the house but the deck is an escape with BBQs, hot tubs, and relaxing as the sun sets. For all the good times you spend on it, itís worth investing in.
If youíre considering building a new deck you should know that not all decks are built equally and it pays to do some research. Naturally, this should begin with the wood. It needs to be beautiful and durable - able to withstand temperature and moisture differences year after year.
If you start with high quality wood you can be assured that your deck will last much longer. For one thing, using better quality materials means your deck will look newer longer. Most of the best builders already know about Red Balau Batu wood for decks. And now many individuals are beginning to know about and understand the value of using this luxurious wood in, and around their homes.
When you take advantage of all the outdoor living items on the market these days you donít just view the patio as a floor outside, but as an additional living room.
Fireplaces, heaters, benches, awnings, all-weather
entertainment systems, hot-tubs, and modern outdoor lighting all combine to create living spaces that outlasts the summer months.
Wanting to build a deck that can be used through several seasons means planning ahead. The layout and lighting will determine how you feel about the space, and how you decorate and furnish it will make it that much more comfortable.
If youíre serious, start and finish with quality products. You donít want to show off a new stainless steel barbecue with dollar store lanterns. Start with the right layout, then build the deck on al solid foundation and use the right wood.
There are many options when it comes to decking materials. And as a consumer, itís important to know what youíre getting into as you are attaching it to your home. Many people donít realize that exotic hardwoods, such as Red Balau Batu are available in Canada .
These beautiful hardwoods are extremely durable - resistant to abrasion, wear and dents also very resistant to decay - with pricing comparable to clear grade softwoods and composite plastics. Take a look at a wood called Red Balau Batu. These exotic hardwoods look elegant wherever theyíre used: private residences, restaurants, penthouse condos, and backyards.
At one time this wood was used specifically for luxury cruise ships and high end yachts, but itís recently become available for public purchase. Red Balau Batu is a carefully selected from Balau hardwood species and is found mostly in Southeast Asia. Jim Labelle, discovered Red Balu Batu wood in 1991 while on a cruise vacation in Mexico. Being an experienced contractor, he knew he was standing on something that was not only luxurious, but would be able to handle extreme conditions in Canada. Quality craftsmanship starts with using quality materials.
Distributed by Kayu Canada Inc. and select dealers throughout Canada. Red Balau Batu wood is showing up in Vancouver, the islands and Okanagan homes, so it is now available to home owners as well - not just commercial clients. Thereís no better way to say it. If you want a good deck, one that will last for generations (and face it, none of us want to re-build anything) you need to use an efficient design and quality materials. I took some time to browse the photo gallery at www.kayu.ca for ideas and inspiration, and was impressed by the deep, rich, look of this wood. Kayu Canada Inc dealers can also supply customers with high quality stainless steel deck fasteners and a specialized hardwood oil finish for exterior use.
Kayu Canada Inc products are easy to maintain and hold their deep, rich, look when cared for with a quality oil finish. They can also be left bare and allowed to take on that silver fading that gives the wood a Mediterranean charm. Our suppliers of Red Balau Batu follow sustainable forest management practices that meet and exceed the highest standards. Wood harvesting is careful and selective. The trees regenerate naturally after logging. But enrichment planting also follows, resulting in more trees growing back than there were to start.
When you purchase your Red Balu Batu from one of the selected dealers, they will consult you through its care and maintenance. The wood is already kiln dried, so there is minimal shrinkage. Its high density makes it naturally resistant to termites and fires. You can give it a quick pressure wash every spring to let it gradually acquire that silvery suntouched finish, or stain it annually to maintain its rich, deep mahogany hue.
If your builder doesnít know about Red Balau Batu, you should direct him or her to learn more about this durable and elegant product You can also investigate more about this wood
yourself at an online gallery at www. kayu.ca. Jim Labelle of Kayu Canada Inc is the leader in exotic hardwood decking and related products in Canada. He will be happy to answer questions about the sustainable forest management practices of his suppliers. He can also suggest the best fasteners, hardware and UV treatments for your particular project.
Red Balau Batu wood is in high demand because of its proven performance, but priced competitively when compared with clear cedar and composite materials. Kayu Canada Inc woods will remain intact and elegant for decades to come with little or no maintenance - Beauty and strength - always a winning combination
Outdoor Living At Home
WHEN YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE OUTDOOR LIVING ITEMS ON THE MARKET
THESE DAYS YOU DONíT JUST VIEW THE PATIO AS A FLOOR OUTSIDE, BUT AS AN ADDITIONAL LIVING ROOM.
Kayu Barrel Vault Soffit