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Why Choose Fire-Rated Decking? An In-Depth Look at Hardie Deck

Why Choose Fire-Rated Decking?

When it comes to selecting a decking material, there are a lot of factors to consider. You want something that looks great, feels nice underfoot, and can withstand the elements.

But what if your property is located in an area prone to bushfires? That’s where fire-rated decking comes in. In this blog post, we’ll look at Hardie Deck, a type of fire-rated decking that’s becoming increasingly popular in the Sutherland Shire area. We’ll cover what it is, why it’s essential, and why you should consider it for your next decking project.

First off, what is Hardie Deck?

It’s a decking system made of fibre cement boards designed to be fire-resistant. The boards are coated in polyurethane, which makes them weather-resistant. Hardie Deck isn’t just fire-resistant; it’s non-combustible, meaning it won’t ignite when exposed to flames.

So, why is it essential to choose fire-rated decking?

It can help protect your property during a bushfire. Building regulations in bushfire-prone areas require homes to be built using certain materials and specific design features to reduce the risk of fire damage. Fire-rated decking is just one part of this equation. By choosing a fire-resistant decking material, you’re helping reduce the risk of your property catching fire in the first place, which could save you a lot of heartache (and money).

But fire resistance isn’t the only benefit of Hardie Deck.

It’s also highly durable and long-lasting. Fibre cement boards are designed to withstand various weather conditions, from rain to extreme heat- this means you can install Hardie Deck and forget about it – it’ll remain to look great and perform well for years. Plus, the coating on the boards makes them slip-resistant too, which is always a plus for decking.

Another reason to choose Hardie Deck is that it’s versatile in terms of design.

The boards come in various colours and finishes, so you can choose something that perfectly complements your property. You can even combine different colours and finishes to create a unique look. Plus, because the boards are relatively lightweight, they’re easy to cut and install, giving you a lot of flexibility when designing your ideal outdoor space.

If you’re looking for a decking material that can meet the demands of a bushfire-prone area like the Sutherland Shire, it’s worth considering Hardie Deck. Not only is it fire-resistant and non-combustible, but it’s also highly durable and versatile in design.

It ticks all the boxes regarding what you want from a decking material, and it can help protect your property in the event of a bushfire is a huge bonus.

Contact Life Outdoors for all your bush-fire-rated decking needs in Sutherland Shire, Wollongong and surrounding areas.

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