Australians love nothing better than a tip-top outdoor area. Decks, balconies, verandahs and patios are the ultimate spot for entertaining all year round. Whether it’s for entertaining, relaxing by the pool, or to make the most of a small yard, our temperate climate makes for perfect outdoor relaxation.
But how to create such an outdoor area? From the ground up, of course.
Manufactured by James Hardie, an international building product manufacturer and a global leader in fibre-reinforced cement, HardieDeck™ is the ultimate Australian decking solution.
James Hardie creates outdoor products which promote energy-efficiency and sustainable design. They have been manufactured with an emphasis on reducing environmental impacts and use sustainable, plantation-grown timber & abundant low toxicity products. With no volatile organic compounds and a lower carbon footprint compared to many other building materials, these designs are the answer to Australia’s increasing awareness of their environmental impact and the need to reduce this impact.
A HardieDeck™ System is constructed from a unique fibre cement, which contains cellulose fibre, from plantation-grown Radiata Pine trees, Portland Cement, sand and water.
It is a hard deck that will not burn, is resistant to permanent water and termite damage, and, when installed as directed, is resistant to rotting and warping. Low in maintenance, resistant to high impact and highly durable, HardieDeck™ is easy to work with, making it the ideal choice for professional builders and DIY enthusiasts alike.
At Quality Projects Australia, we pride ourselves on using only the best quality products, which is why we use HardieDeck™ to create exceptional hard decks Australia wide.
✔ Non-combustile – Deemed safe for bushfire zones, fire pits and BBQs due to its stable blend of cement and sand.
✔ A durable low to ground deck solution – new concealed fixing system that integrates drainage and improves ventilation.
✔ A spa and poolside performer – designed to resist the repeated cycles of baking hot sun and soaking from pool water.
✔ Modern colours for outdoor rooms – up to seven options to choose from. Get that timber look for a fraction of the upkeep, or style your new outdoor decking to match the design of your home.
✔ Always smooth underfoot – concealed screws and solid, splinter-free boards.
✔ Built to last – HardieDeck™ is designed to stay strong as it ages. Unlike timber, it is resistant to damage from moisture and termites, and will not warp or splinter.
✔ Minimal expansion/contraction – Similar to most fibre cement products, HardieDeck™ will expand as it heats and contracts as it cools; however, the amount of expansion and contraction is minimal compared to other decking materials.
✔ Cost-efficient – save money on your initial HardieDeck™ purchase, as well as less money spent on maintenance, when compared to timber decking maintenance.
✔ Warranty – The HardieDeck™ system is warranted for a period of 10 years.
Wayne Critchley, a builder with over two decades of experience, says that while timber is a popular option, renovators must take into account maintenance and how it reacts to the weather.
“Timber decking is really expensive to install, so if you are going to do it, you really must ensure that you look after it,” he says.
For those who don’t have the time or commitment to a rigorous maintenance program, alternative decking materials like fibre-cement and wood plastic composite require little upkeep.
“It’s very important to have good airflow underneath your deck. I always leave a 5mm gap between boards so that it can dry out, if you don’t there is a chance the deck can rot.”
Alternatively, decking materials like fibre-cement can be installed close to the ground and are resistant to dampness, allowing for greater landscaping options.