A terrace with a substructure made of Bangkirai lasts forever

It is not for nothing that the Southeast Asian wood of the Bangkirai is one of the most popular tropical trees when building wooden terraces. In addition to its attractive appearance, the wood is extremely durable, waterproof and insensitive to fungus, moss and mold. This pays off in the substructure.

Bangkirai is very tough

Bangkirai's wood is more expensive than most native woods. Therefore, many terrace builders use a plastic or concrete substructure. Under no circumstances should another wood be used, as the differences in the behavior of the wood can lead to tensions in the entire terrace construction. In the worst case, screw connections burst.

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If you also use Bangkirai for the substructure, you get an extremely durable and stable terrace for the higher investment. The very hard wood is harder to work with than other trees and when fastening the decking and the supporting structure, drilling and sawing work requires more force and more powerful machines. The construction of a wooden terrace, made entirely of Bangkirai, will last twenty to 25 years.

You have to consider this when constructing your Bangkirai terrace

  • Slats from Bangkirai
  • Plastic carrier or
  • Concrete or pavement slabs
  • Concrete steles
  • Powerful drill (€ 48.00 at Amazon *) (at least 800 watts of power)
  • Sharp hardwood drill bits
  • V2A construction steel screws with nuts
  • Wrench
  • Powerful cordless screwdriver or drill with screw thread

1. Insect holes in the wood

Fresh Bangkirai can be attacked by insects that leave small holes in the wood. The pest dies after being felled. When selecting and assigning, you should position the "perforated " areas on invisible areas.

2. Drying cracks

Very hard trees tear at the head ends and can "shrink " in width. If you perceive different widths in the course of a lath or plank, you must make sure during assembly that the head ends meet exactly with the respective center.

3. Mounting holes

In the hard Bangkirai wood you have to drill through all the fastening holes and counter the screws with nuts. Screwing screws directly into the wood is only possible with generous center punching and drilling.

Tips & Tricks There are Bangkirai in different qualities and from different regions of origin. The best and most expensive quality of resistance class one is called "Bangkirai KD". You can also use second choice or resistance class two for invisible substructures.