Sustainable Hardwood Decking
See Q-Deck Lyptus Hardwood Decking in the Monaco "Gold Medal" winning Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 2011. Click Here.
Coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show - 2011 - Episode 10 BBC Two, 8:00PM Thu, 26 May 2011. Chris Beardshaw visited the Monaco Garden to explore sustainable ideas for urban spaces and issues surrounding sustainable planting and finished the piece with the words:
"and even the decking is a step forwards, here it's eucalyptus a sustainably sourced hardwood. It's tough, resilient and it provides a wonderful bronze surface striking through the centre of this garden; set to revolutionise decking, in our landscapes and gardens"
Q-Deck hardwood decking, known as Q-Deck Lyptus is made from cultivated eucalyptus hardwood trees harvested in less than twenty years offering un-rivaled sustainability. Lyptus is a sustainable alternative to traditional tropical hardwoods. A Eucalyptus hybrid, the key to the dimensional stability of Lyptus as compared to other Eucalyptus based-species is the careful growing, kiln drying, and processing of the wood. Extremely warm in colour, Lyptus is comparable to rich tropical hardwoods, and species such as Cherry.
Timber decking made from Lyptus provides a naturally durable alternative to Q-Decks preservative pre-treated softwood varieties. Q-Deck Lyptus hardwood decking provides a knot free appearance and its variable grain and colour make it particularly attractive and appealing in a way only natural products provide. Q-Deck Lyptus benefits from greater strength, toughness and resistance to abrasion compared to its co. branded softwood varieties.
|Pictured here Q-DECKŪ LYPTUS reversible hardwood decking, shown grooved side uppermost. 20 x 90mm. (finished size after machining).|
|Pictured here Q-DECKŪ LYPTUS reversible hardwood decking, shown smooth side uppermost. 20 x 90mm. (finished size after machining).|
From Sustainable Plantations in South AmericaQ-Deck Lyptus is grown on managed plantations. Grown on responsibly managed plantations in Brazil, Lyptus forests are 11 times more productive than temperate species and produce 30 times the volume of timber than an unmanaged tropical forest. For example, trees that produce Lyptus can be harvested within 14-16 years, as compared with the 60 plus years it can take many tropical species to mature. These plantations are fully certified to the national sustainable forestry standard, Cerflor, recognised by the international Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).. This sustainable forest management ultimately ensures a consistent and guaranteed product supply for the future.