Aluminium is not only lighter and stronger but it’s also straighter than real wood. Knotwood supplies lengths of up to 6.5m ensuring every extrusion is true to form. This means building with a perfectly crafted marine grade material that is easier to install and won’t warp over time.
Knotwood looks better for longer. To ensure your colour choice stands the test of time, all of our colours have been rigorously tested to withstand the most extreme environments. Knotwoods advanced paint technology and sublimation process provides a durable, baked-on paint finish that resists peeling, chipping and cracking. When maintained correctly, Knotwood colours and finishes will remain as true as the day you bought it.
Choosing a material with sustainability in mind is becoming more paramount. Metal is one of the most recycled materials on the planet and aluminium boasts one of the highest recycling rates of any metal. Knotwood is 100% recyclable, uses VOC free coatings and lead free finishes resulting in a smaller environmental footprint for us and for you.
Knotwood decking is rated as Y Class or R10 under Australian standard 4586-2004 making it suitable for most covered areas. For use around swimming pools and wet areas Knotwood’s non slip powder coating needs to be used or a third party anti slip coating that can be purchased at any good hardware store.
Fire resistance and resilience are important no matter where we live. This is where Knotwoods benefits truly surpass the use wood. Knotwood is a non combustible product that has been manufactured to meet relevant international fire standards.
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Knotwood is made from high quality marine grade Aluminium. Contrary to other metals, Aluminium reacts with the oxygen in the air to form an extremely thin layer of oxide. Though unnoticeable, this naturally occurring layer provides excellent corrosion protection and is self-repairing if damaged. This anodising process naturally improves it’s resilience to corrosion in harsh environments.
A topcoat of specially developed, exterior grade paint is baked on to provide resistance to chipping, flaking and blistering to ensure the finish retains its look for longer. Our specialised sublimation process permeates the entire thickness of the powder coating which means Knotwoods finish is the industry’s leading material in hard wearing wood like products.
To ensure the maximum life and appearance from your Knotwood product we recommend viewing our Care and Maintenance section.
One of the best known properties of aluminium is that it is light, with a density one third that of steel and a weight 50% less than wood when compared equally. The low density of aluminium accounts for it being lightweight but this does not compromise its strength. A lightweight material means low transport costs, easy installation and handling while maintaining structural integrity in all types of environments and conditions.
Knotwood is perfect for the outdoors. Aluminium is great in direct sunlight as it remains cooler than most other materials. It naturally absorbs heat slowly but releases it quickly. Whether it be a deck, handrail, or any other application, In the heat of the day Knotwood aluminium remains cool to touch.
Aluminium is impervious to insects, no need to worry about termites or ants affecting the beautiful Knotwood finish. In contrast to wood, Knotwood aluminium doesn’t require additional chemical treatments to protect them from pest attack.
Unlike most steel grades, aluminium does not become brittle at low temperatures. Instead, its strength increases. And as it doesn’t absorb water or moisture, Knotwood won’t warp and expand when exposed to extremely cold conditions.
Aluminium is perfect for wet, damp, shady environments. Unlike wood, Knotwood is non porous and will not swell, grow mould or mildew when exposed to wet conditions. As it doesn’t retain water, it’s easy to maintain as it doesn’t require regular sealing, making it a more practical solution than wood.