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Create a beautiful and practical outdoor living space quickly and easily with one of our superb Ipé Deck Kits  

This kit will contain deck boards, joists and joists footing. All you need to build this deck kit are tools and screws. Scroll down to find out the quantity and type of screws you require for your selected size of deck.

For framing screws, use 5.0 x 100mm Countersunk Stainless Steel Screws

For decking screws, use 5.0 x 60mm Countersunk Stainless Steel Screws

At a glance

  • Buy deck boards made from premium quality 21 x 145mm Ipé decking
  • Kit includes joists, joist support pads and instructions. Deck screws and structural screws to be purchased separately

Note: These kits DO NOT include screws. Click here to find out how many screws you need for your selected kit

Create a deck from our best hardwood.

Create a beautiful and practical outdoor living space quickly and easily with one of our superb Ipé Deck Kits  

Over the years our deck kits have proved extremely popular with landscapers, garden designers and do-it-yourselfers alike. They are easy to build, contain all the essential components, and can easily be expanded and/or personalised with, railing and trellis.  

Our standard deck kit contains everything you need* to build a ground level deck over an existing solid base such as a patio (does not need to be level), or if no base exists, it can be built over a series of paving stones placed on solid ground.  

*excluding screws and tools

Standard deck kits include: ·

Deck boards - 21 x 145mm Ipé Deck Boards

Deck joists – 45 x 95mm C16/C24 stress graded pressure treated softwood

EasyFix™ 38mm joist supports

Detailed instructions

Note: These kits DO NOT have screws included. Click here to find out what screws you need for your selected kit



Please note Deck Kits do not include fascia boards. We're aware customers may only require one end of their deck to be covered by fascia, or may require all 4 sides to be covered. Please consider this when choosing your Deck Kit, if fascias are required please click here to choose the suitable length and add to your order.

Assembly of our deck kits is relatively simple and only a few basic tools are required. Joists are screwed together to form the frame which sits in the Easyfix rubber joist supports. The frame is then levelled using the rubber shims before the deck boards are screwed down - it really is that simple!  

Levelling with rubber shims is suitable when the base is slightly uneven. I

Deck kits are supplied with detailed instructions so you really can’t go wrong, but if you are unsure about any construction details or you have any general questions our knowledgeable customer support team is only a phone call away.



Our smooth all round Ipé - Tabebuia serratifolia (pronounced "Ee-Pay") decking is 1st Grade which means that it is the best available. It is air dried for additional stability and finished on 4 sides with eased edges. Ipé is a South American hardwood that is one of the hardest woods on earth (3 times harder than oak!). Due to its hardness and natural ability to resist decay, Ipé will provide many years of service.

Ipé wood has a natural, rich, dark brown colour with occasional yellow tints and yellowish-brown sap. Left unstained it will gradually age to a lighter brown with grey overtones. However, Ipé can be stained to retain its rich, dark brown colour or it can be stained to give it a glossier finish.

Due to Ipé's immense strength and density, in most circumstances it is unnecessary for boards to exceed 21mm thickness for any load bearing puropses. It is ideal for commercial projects where heavy wear is expected or projects near water.

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Watch Silva Timber unpack a shipment of Ipe Decking.

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Finishing & Protection

Even though Ipe is highly durable in its natural state we recommend that Ipe decking be finished on all four sides prior to installation to help prevent surface checking, discolouration and cupping.  In dry sunny conditions, it is especially important to finish the deck boards prior to exposure to the weather.  Finishing the underside of your decking will inhibit moisture from absorbing into the wood and thus reduce the potential for cupping.

Why Pre-finish?

  • Enhances the natural beauty of wood
  • Ensures a consistent finish
  • Applied in factory conditions
  • Long lasting protection against weathering
  • Simple maintenance routine
  • Reduces onsite labour costs

The importance of sanding

As Ipe is an incredibly dense species it is essential to sand the deck boards prior to applying the finish. Sanding opens up the cells on the surface to allow the stain to properly penetrate. This facilitates deeper penetration of the stain for a consistent appearance and longer service life.

What is weathering?

There is a risk involved when leaving wood exposed to the elements. During the weathering process wood can appear unsightly as the material can blacken due to moisture getting into the fibres and pulling out tannins and extractives. Finish protects the wood from moisture absorption and UV degradation.

Installation & Advice

Deck Board Spans

21 x 145mm Ipe decking should be installed with joists spaced at 400mm centres.  When installing the boards diagonally the joists should be spaced at 300mm centres.

Deck Board Spacing

21 x 145mm Ipe decking should be installed with a 5mm gap between the boards.  The space between the boards allows for air circulation and slight expansion with changes to the humidity level.


It is important to allow adequate air circulation underneath the deck to prevent cupping and warping of the boards.  It is recommended that a vapour barrier is used on the ground to prevent moisture from absorbing into the underside of the deck boards.


There are a number of different options available for fastening deck boards to the joists.  We recommend screwing through the face of every board using 5.0 x 60mm R4™ Stainless Steel screws by GRK Fasteners™.  Fix two screws into every joist at quarter points on the deck board (36mm from each edge).  We recommend that pilot holes are drilled prior to inserting the screws.  This is particularly important at the ends of the boards to prevent splitting.  GRK’s specially formulated Pheinox stainless steel screws will flex slightly as the wood expands and contracts as the level of humidity changes with the changing of the seasons.

For a cleaner finish we suggest recessing the screws and using Ipe plugs to hide the screw heads.  Plugs can be cut from off-cuts of decking using a relatively inexpensive drill attachment called a plug cutter. 

For a cleaner finish we suggest recessing the screws and using Ipe plugs to hide the screw heads.  Plugs can be cut from off-cuts of decking using a relatively inexpensive drill attachment called a plug cutter. 

Hidden Fasteners

There are a number of hidden fastening systems available.  None of these products are as reliable as screwing through the face, and it is likely that there will be some additional movement of the deck boards when using hidden fasteners.  If using a hidden fastening system it is essential to allow adequate ventilation beneath the deck and to coat the deck boards with an appropriate finish on all sides prior to installation.

Hardwood wrench

The longer the deck board the greater the tendency for it to be slightly bowed. To overcome this, most professional deck installers will carry a tool called a Hardwood Wrench, or Bow wrench, which enables the user to easily straighten a bowed board single handed as it is installed.  The Bow wrench is relatively inexpensive and can save a lot of time, so it’s worth buying even if you only use it for one project.  It can also he hired from some tool hire stores.

End Sealer

Ipe decking from Silva Timber is end-sealed during the manufacturing process to help prevent splitting and checking on the ends of boards.  We recommend that if the boards are cut during installation then the exposed end grain should be sealed as soon as possible.   A clear, water-resistant wax such as Osmo Wax End Sealer should be used.

Screws are not included in these trade packs.

Check below to identify how many screws you require for your project. Ensure the screws are stainless steel.

For framing screws, use 5.0 x 100mm Countersunk Stainless Steel Screws

For decking screws, use 5.0 x 60mm Countersunk Stainless Steel Screws

Deck kit Stainless Steel Decking Screws 5.0 x 60mm Stainless Steel Structural Screws 5.0 x 100mm
3.0m x 3.0m 400 50
3.0m x 3.6m 500 50
3.0m x 4.2m 500 50
3.0m x 4.8m 700 50
3.6m x 3.0m 500 50
3.6m x 3.6m 500 50
3.6m x 4.2m 700 50
3.6m x 4.8m 700 50
4.2m x 3.0m 600 50
4.2m x 3.6m 500 50
4.2m x 4.2m 600 50
4.2m x 4.8m 800 50
4.8m x 3.0m 600 50
4.8m x 3.6m 700 50
4.8m x 4.2m 800 50
4.8m x 4.8m 900 50


1st Grade Smooth

There is no official standardised grading system for Ipé Decking, however manufacturers generally adhere to the internationally recognised National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) grading system.  The standard quality of Ipé commonly available throughout Europe is known as FAS grade.  It is also known and described by some suppliers as ‘First and Seconds’, ‘Prime Grade’, ‘No. 1 Grade’, ‘First Quality’,  ‘First Grade’ and ‘A Grade’. 

Regardless of the title attributed to it, the most important factor to consider when buying Ipé is the quality of production. Ipé decking from Silva Timber is carefully sourced from selected mills to ensure the highest levels of quality and consistency.  The material is 100% heartwood with no open defects on the surface.  Small tight knots, occasional pin holes, and other small, non-structural defects are allowed on the back side and edges.

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