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Cost Comparison

Merbau Decking vs CleverDeck WPC Decking

This comparison is meant as a guide only to help explain the cost of maintaining hardwood decking.

You can change the average selling price for both the Merbau and the CleverDeck and the preperation/finishing costs and annual maintenance fields for Merbau to get the best cost comparison between the two products over a 10 year period:

CleverDeck Product MerbauCleverDeck
Dimensions 90mm × 19mm 86mm × 23mm
l/m per sq/m with 3mm spacing vs 5mm spacing 10.75 10.99
Average selling price per l/m inc. GST ** $  $ 
Material cost per square metre    
Initial Preperation and Finishing
Average cost per square metre of 2–3 coats of deck oil, preperation chemicals & applicators $  N/A
Average labour cost per square metre for preparing deck and applying 2–3 coats of deck oil $  N/A
Finished coat of decking material & initial surface treatment    
Annual Maintenance ***
1–2 coats of deck oil per square metre $  N/A
Average labour cost per square metre to clean deck and apply 1–2 coats of deck oil $  N/A
Finished coat of decking material & surface treatment after 12 months    
10 year saving buying 86mm– CleverDeck
over 90mm Merbau per square metre of decking


** Average selling prices may vary between oulets, metropolitan/country areas and between states
*** Annual maintenance costs are based on mid range deck oil prices and labour rates of $30.00 per hour

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