Unlike steel, aluminium doesn’t rust. When steel is cut, rust begins to form instantly; if left unchecked, rust will spread and become flakey, and ultimately the steel object will fail. Not so with aluminium. When aluminium is cut, the exposed surface reacts with the oxygen in the air to form an extremely thin layer of oxide. This oxidised layer then serves to protect the base material underneath and improves the aluminium’s resistance to corrosion in harsh environments. This naturally- occurring layer is self-repairing if damaged.
Yes we can powder coat any Interpon or Dulux standard colour finishes.
Knotwood can easily be cut with a mitre saw and a non-ferrous metal cutting blade.
All our aluminium is sourced and extruded locally and our product is designed and manufactured at our Gold Coast plant.
Want to see how it’s all made? Contact our sales team for a tour.
It will make a comparable noise level to a timber decking when walked on.
Knotwood decking is available with a Non-Slip powder coat rated at the highest grade P5 & D1 under Australian standard 4586:2013 making it suitable for all outdoor areas, around swimming pools and wet areas. Since this is the same material as the cladding and soffits, please specify your application when ordering.
With Knotwood, you never have to paint, stain or oil it, saving you time and money.
Yes, contact your local installer or dealer to purchase.
Yes, in direct sunlight the decking will be warm. Aluminium dissipates heat faster than any other material and tests have show Knotwood aluminium decking to slightly cooler than traditional wood, composites and ipe.
If mistreated anything will scratch but it is the most durable exterior finish available to date.
Pricing is comparable to a composite or quality hardwood, with long term savings because of its low maintenance.
We offer an industry leading warranty to guarantee your Knotwood will last, see our Warranty page for full details. Read More…
The process involves the physical reaction between special inks and a polyurethane or polyester powder coating. Under controlled conditions of heat and pressure, photographic images are absorbed directly into the powder coating.
See making Knotwood under resources / knotwood / making knotwood.
Yes any homeowner or contractor can do it, please view our instructions pages under resources / install guide.
We have many profiles and sizes available, please view the Knotwood catalog under resources / contractor resources / documents.
Yes we can, minimum quantities are required. Contact your closest Knotwood office for more information.
Catalogue items are stocked globally, lead times vary if you require non stocked items, please contact your local installer or dealer.
No we don’t, we only manufacture the aluminium, however we have trained certified installers in your area please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can put you in touch with a local installer.
Residential or commercial, big or small, we will gladly assist you with the systems and materials required. We have offices and dealers worldwide.
Because galvanic corrosion happens when dissimilar metals come into contact with each other we prefer using a hardened self tapping aluminium (aluminum) screws these are recommended for for coastal conditions. If you are not exposed to constant salt air you can also use self tapping galvanized steel screws.