Native to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, Balau is a dense hardwood used mainly for heavy construction. The heartwood of Balau is yellow to brown, which is distinct from the paler sapwood. Its moderately fine and even texture presents an interlocked grain, which produces a stripe figure on the radial surface.
Balau is very dense, and has no immediate need for treatment. If untreated the timber goes to a silvery grey. You can retain the colour of Balau for a longer period of time by keeping it preserved with a clear preservative.
We can supply Balau at any dimensions you prefer, and can preserve the timber if you need us too.
Once each piece has passed our quality control checks, minimising imperfections, the batons are delivered to your property, where they are installed individually.
Every cut is cut by hand, gently sanded and dabbed with an end grain preservative to ensure longevity and quality.
The batons are fixed using the longest pieces possible to minimise joints, and fixed using galvanised, lost head nails.
This style of fencing can breath a whole new life in to your garden, bringing it in to the 21st century.
The main benefit of using the hardwood over the softwood, is the hardwood will require less maintenance. There is no compromise in life expectancy, or quality.