Wood has always been the preferred choice for outdoor decking.
Architects have traditionally recommended heavy hardwoods such as Balau or Chengal to reduce concerns about durability, decay and termite attack. These options can be expensive and moreover, additional checks must be undertaken to ensure the timber is free of the sapwood that makes it susceptible to decay.
Hyperbaric thermal treatment (using temperatures above 170°C and pressure between 6-9 bar) removes most of the moisture in the wood and induces changes to the cell wall structures of the wood. This increases its durability, making it more resistant to decay.
In the United States and Europe, this process has been gaining popularity using oak or ash. A pioneer in Malaysia, Maran has successfully applied this technology to Merpauh wood, a more economical alternative to Balau or Chengal.
Our treatment gives the timber a uniform dark colour, enhancing wood grain and providing a smoother finish after varnishing.
We are now marketing this premium product as Noawood Decking.