2131 Princes Hwy (Cnr Cambro Rd) Clayton Vic 3168

Phone: (03) 9755 6811

Frequently Asked Questions

"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 (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.
  • R.S - Rough Sawn
  • MGP - Machine Grated Pine.
  • TanE - 'Tannin Extract' Treatment.

Refers to hardness of timber.

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

We deliver Monday - Friday and offer a free and priority service. Click Here for more information.

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

Glass fibre 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. 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.

Click Here to 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 and Cutek Extreme CD50.

Not with a nail gun!

To guarantee a good solid deck our recommendation is to pre drill and use galvanized, chemshield or stainless steel screws, on thicker boards (wharf style decking) over 35mm thick – galvanized bugle head batten screws.

It is also recommended that for Australian hardwood species that a 12G x 65mm screw is used.

Click here for our Decking Fact Sheet.