For his money, architect and builder Clinton Cole only works with Australian hardwoods in part because he knows they are managed sustainably.
Here’s a guide to choosing environmentally friendly decking timbers that you can enjoy for years to come.
Most Australian timbers are a good bet, from spotted gum to blackbutt, and various ironbark species.
Look for the FSC logo. It’s a guarantee that no matter where they come from, the timbers are from sustainable sources.