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The problem was finding a durable timber for commercial heavy traffic areas.

In the heart of the Sunshine Coast, located opposite rolling waves and pristine white sand is Beachside Resort Kawana. With beautiful weather, holiday goers spend plenty of time outdoors, so a beautiful and durable decking timber was required by the Resort.

Also, on the requirements list was that the timber be suitable for tropical environments, would not leach or stain the surrounding pool area and would withstand termites.

The client was presented Porta Cumaru as it checked all the boxes. The decking at the resort connects the poolside and walkways. With near zero leaching properties, Porta Cumaru would not stain light surfaces, so the specifiers were confident to use it next to white walls and cream tiles.

Termites are a highly destructive pest, causing significant damage to buildings in Queensland. Porta Cumaru is termite resistant – so the hardwood will withstand these pests, prone in the tropical north.

Beachside Resort is a family run business; it made sense to choose sustainable sourced Porta Cumaru – FSC certified, which ensures forests for future generations. By choosing Porta, they supported an Australian owned and operated company, backed by a strong history of over 65yrs in the timber industry.


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