Roof Top Decking
In Bangladesh, ground level decking is not common. However, in recent years roof-top decking has gained popularity in Dhaka and other major cities. In a rain-prone country like Bangladesh, selecting the right wood material for decking is very important. Until recently, imported Burmese iron wood was the choice. However, Burmese iron wood has become quite expensive. Currently, Burmese iron wood is not available in Bangladesh market.
Black palm wood has become a substitute for Burmese iron wood as decking material. Black palm wood is exceptionally durable under rainy and wet condition in outdoor settings. No borers or termite can damage this wood. Black palm does not have any shrinkage and warping problem because being a monocot plant, it has no growth ring. . It is also highly resistance against fungal decay as well as splinter, swell and crack free. So, Black palm wood decking is suitable both for independent house and multi storied larger building.