Merbau Decking (Intsia palembanica) Trade name Kwila

Merbau grows in South-east Asia, the Philippines, Solomon Islands Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Merbau is a popular decking material with a consistent pale to dark reddish brown colour which turns a darker brown colour with ageing.

One of the most durable decking timbers with a Class 2 rating its highly resistant to decay when fully exposed to the elements. Merbau decking has high levels of natural oil, which aids its life expectancy of 25 – 50 years with proper maintenance.

In addition to timber decking and screens, Merbau can also be used in the construction of outdoor steps posts and balustrades with its high density it also carries a high fire rating.


Austin Developments is a full service install Supplier.
We only supply decking products that we install.

We are a preferred reseller of NewTechwood UltraShield composite decking, cladding and fencing products in Western Australia.

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What our clients say

We are extremely pleased with how the deck has come up.

Hi Zane, We are extremely pleased with how the deck has come up. Jamie has done a great job with the installation. He has been very particular and I can’t fault the quality of his work, especially where he has cut in and around tricky areas such as downpipes etc. Boards are dead flat and joins […]