SpecRite Merbau Decking


Brent’s home in Highett is absolutely brimming with character and charm. We were excited by the prospect of working on such a beautiful property and honoured that Brent entrusted us with his decking project.

Decking Replacement

Rotting and sinking in places, Brent’s existing deck had seen better days. With the addition of nearly 1.5 tonnes of concrete, reinforcement and repair of the subfloor, Brent’s new deck feels extremely solid under-foot and has been build to last for decades to come.

Specrite Decking

Together with Brent, we decided to go ahead using SpecRite Merbau decking with hidden fixings. An engineered Merbau board, SpecRite is extremely strong and durable. SpecRite decking boasts amazing grain and colour variation that you just don’t see in today’s standard Merbau decking.

Specrite Merbau Decking
Specrite Decking

The ‘side-join’, or hidden fixing system makes for an amazingly clean finish. With barely any screws visible in the installation. 

SpecRite’s hidden clips install much like those we use for most composite decks. They provide for even spacings and are long enough to completely cover and conceal the joists beneath. 

Coming in such long and straight lengths, SpecRite Merbau decking allows for massive expanses to be installed without joins.

Merbau Deck Highett
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We love that Brent decided to invest that little bit more to use Merbau plinth boards. They add a huge amount of curb-appeal. Really bringing the facade of his home to life and add a huge ‘wow factor’.


Brent chose to use premium SpecRite Merbau decking boards with hidden fixings. These decking boards have a groove on each side where fixing clips are placed. Allowing the screws to be placed in the spacings between the boards. Hidden from view.

Installed in much the same way as composite decking, hidden fixings provide the cleanest look for Merbau decking. No nails or screws detracting from the beautiful timber.

Hidden fixings also limit the use of ‘normal’ screws in the build. Meaning that there’s also less chance of boards splitting over time.

Brent was an amazing client to work with. It’s always a pleasure when clients get excited and involved in their projects. Together we were able to achieve an end result that we’re all immensely proud of.


Nothing beats the look and feel of natural timber decking. Specrite’s Hidden Fixing Merbau can add extra life and warmth to any modern home, or charm and character to established properties. If you would like to learn more about SpecRite Hidden Fixing decking, call Stephen today to chat about your options.

Building a deck is a highly specialised form of carpentry. It takes years of learning and building to master. For us, it’s all about using the best quality materials and laying the right foundations. That means getting to know you, and spending the time getting the sub-floor absolutely right.

Decking is beautiful. But it’s what’s underneath; the groundwork, that matters most to us. As they say – “The beautiful rests on the foundations of the necessary.” Without a solid foundation, you will never achieve a flawless, lasting result that truly functions for you.

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