Frequently Asked Questions – Chippy's Outdoor



Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a list of frequently asked questions we receive from our customers.

If you can't find the answer to your question or have a general question or comment about this website please contact us.


"the direct line of sight is obscured by a permanent and fixed screen that has no more than 25% of its area open."

To comply with basic (overlooking) regulations screens that conform with this requirement must have a minimal 75% block out rating.

For more information refer to BUILDING REGULATIONS 2006 - REG 419

  • L.O.S.P – Light organic solvent preservative
  • K.D – Kiln Dried (refers to moisture content in timber)
  • F.O.H.C - Free of Heart Centre
  • F Rating – F5, F7, F17, F27 (These are structural ratings)
  • C.C.A - Chromate Copper Arsenate
  • D.A.R – Dressed all round
  • F.J - Finger Joined
  • Lam - Sections of wood laminated
  • Supadeck - Any size thicker than 20mm or wider than 90mm

Refers to hardness of timber

Ratings of timbers durablitiy to longevity Eg: 1 being most durable

We Deliver Monday – Friday (same day if order placed before 9:00am) - Click here for delivery charges

We also ship our screens Australia Wide, Contact us for an interstate quote!

Glass fiber Reinforced Cement is a one applicant generally sprayed into a mould to form a lightweight high strength non corrosive product.

Solid cast is stone, cement and aqua prove poured into a mould to form a solid and heavy product.

It depends on many factors; price, appearance, durability, orientation etc.

Our most popular decking materials are:

  1. Merbau
  2. Spotted Gum
  3. Iron Bark
  4. Black Butt
  5. Treated Pine
  6. Composite Decking 

Composite decking has become more popular in recent years , new technology/ advancements in composite maintenance free decking has enabled Chippy's to increase our range that has become very popular.
See our composite range in decking section for more details 

Timber stumps are most popular for fastening bearers and base boards.

  1. H4 Treated Pine
  2. Cypress Pine
  3. Concrete


A deck is best left to acclimatize for a few months before cleaning with a concentrate deck cleaner and a stiff broom. There are many deck finishes ex; oil and acrylic. We have had the best results with Natures Timber Oil

Not with a nail gun!
To guarantee a good solid deck we recommend pre-drilling and hand nailing with hot dip galvanized wood grip nails or pre drill and use hex head square drive galvanized or stainless steel screws, on thicker boards (wharf style decking) over 35mm thick – galvanized bugle head batten screws.

Click here for our Decking Fact Sheet.


Need Help

To find out more contact us Monday - Friday 7.30-5.00pm, Saturday 7.30-12 noon.

For inquires and product information, visit us in-store or speak to a staff member on 9755 6811.

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