We find that H3 Kiln Dried treated pine provides little to no movement, is resistant of rot and insect attack, and is also the most economical option.
In spite of the chemical treatments used in producing treated pine, it is one of the most environmentally friendly timbers you can choose:
- A fast growing softwood, most of the pine used in its production today comes from tree plantations rather than virgin forests. Some popular hardwood decking materials such as merbau, on the other hand, are harvested from existing stands in countries where few if any environmental controls are in place.
- Because the pine has been treated it will last as long as most hardwoods. Because the pine grows relatively fast, the tree that replaces the timber used to make your decking will be ready to harvest before your decking needs replacement.