Ipe Hardwood Decking


Ipe Hardwood Decking is strong, durable and naturally resistant to wear, rot, splintering, termites, fire, chemicals, marine borers, and virtually every other threat imaginable. When you consider all of these benefits it’s easy to see why Ipe is fast becoming the choice for many decks and outdoor living spaces in Lower Mainland Vancouver, BC and beyond.

Incredible Durability. Natural Beauty. Low Maintenance.

You may not realize it – but you’ve probably already seen Ipe on many benches, boardwalks or decks throughout the Lower Mainland and in resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb. Perfectly suited to our climate – you can enjoy the beauty and warmth of a real wood deck without the hassles. Ipe (pronounced “ee-pay”) does not require a stain or sealer for durability – ever. Left unsealed, it will weather age with character to a handsome silver patina. Alternatively a periodic one-coat application of Penofin Hardwood Oil can be used to maintain the rich natural colour.

Features & Benefits

  • Low Maintenance
  • Tremendous Strength and Durability
  • Minimal wear in any traffic situation
  • Sustainably Harvested (Lacey Act Compliant)
  • Available in FSC Certified (Special Order)
  • Class ‘A’ Fire Rating

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The Difference – is in the Grade

Ipe, like any other species of wood, is produced to different grade-band quality standards. In the absence of official grading rules for hardwood decking, Iron Woods by Timber Holdings set its own standards over 40 years ago. Consumers, Architects and Building professionals recognize Iron Woods® Premium Select Architectural Grade as the benchmark for quality and consistency. Our 100% Genuine Clear All Heartwood Ipe is covered by a 25-year manufacturers limited warranty for residential application. POCO Building Supplies does not sacrifice quality for price. We do not shop around and jump from one supplier to the next and we pride ourselves on consistently supplying the absolute best quality material available to the local market.

Iron Woods vs Competitor / Generic Ipe

VISUAL GRADE DEFINITIONS

Sustainable Forestry Practices

Timber Holdings USA works closely with government agencies, sawmills and foresters from all over the world to ensure that Iron Woods are sustainably managed. All Iron Woods are regenerated either naturally or by seeding and replanting and are third-party certified as having been produced from legally harvested logs in compliance with all international laws and regulations pertaining to the harvest and trade of both temperate and tropical forest products. Timber Holdings USA remains committed to the protection and preservation of the world’s valuable timber resources and is pleased to bring the benefits of these unique timber products to you. Sustainability is important to us all – and POCO Building Supplies, in partnership with our supplier, does not compromise on these standards.

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Lumber sizes, Dimensions & Availability

We supply a full range of decking profiles and dimensional lumber sizes to suit your needs with available lengths up to 20′. Custom run Ipe dimensions are also available by special order, with rough sawn texture and at custom sizes for suitable for architectural millwork.

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5/4×4 Iron Woods Premium Select Ipe S4S E4E 8′-16′
net 1″ x 3-1/2″ call for pricing /  request quote

5/4×6 Iron Woods Premium Select Ipe S4S E4E 8′-16′
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  • Factory machining for Ipe Clips available. Please allow upto 2 weeks for processing.
  • Longer lengths upto 20′ available. Please allow 2-3 days.

Special Order – Normally available within 1 week

Iron Woods Premium Select Ipe S4S E4E
Trim – 1×4, 1×6, 1×8, 1×10, 1×12, 5/4×8
Decking – 1×4, 1×6, 5/4×4, 5/4×6, 2×4, 2×6, 2×8, 2×10, 2×12
Hand Rail – 2×4, 2×6
Ballusters – 2×2
Posts – 4×4, 6×6 (subject to availability)
1-3/8 x 5-3/16 “Peaked” Handrail
1-1/4 x 5-3/16 “Moulded” Handrail
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Subject to availability – please call

Iron Woods Premium Select Ipe S4S E4E
Trim – 1/2×2, 1/2×3, 1/2×4, 1/2×6, 1/2×8, 1×2, 1×3, 1×4, 1×6, 1×8, 5/4×2, 5/4×3, 5/4×4, 5/4×6, 5/4×8,, 5/4×10, 5/4×12
Timbers – 3×4, 3×6, 3×8, 3×10, 3×12, 4×6, 4×8, 4×10, 4×12, 8×8 and 6×12
Special Order Timbers up to – 12×12, heart in
Rough Sawn – 4×4, 6×4, 8×4, 4×12, 16×4
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Custom Millwork

We can custom mill Ipe to a variety of dimensions and profiles. Common milling includes shaping the edges of deck planks for Ipe Clip Hidden Fasteners. Please allow minimum 2 weeks for custom milling.

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Machine grooved Iron Woods 5/4×6 Ipe

HARDWOOD ESSENTIALS

INSTALLATION BEST PRACTICES

FASTENING SYSTEMS

IPE CLIP® HIDDEN DECK FASTENER

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Ipe Clip® Extreme™ Fastener Systems

Unlike most all-metal hidden deck fasteners, which can react with wood causing staining, the Ipe Clip® is molded of a malleable plastic polymer resin coating (further adding UV & chemical resistant qualities), allowing for the natural expansion/contraction of wood decking.

Our rigid stainless steel insert firmly holds decking to joists (up to 3X more hold-down strength than other edge-mount deck fasteners), eliminating decking screws from pulling through as the deck material expands.

Designed for exotic hardwoods, the color of the plastic resin also works to further camouflage & conceal our fasteners between the board gaps for a more sleek, upscale surface.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Attachment of deck clip to material at a 45° angle into joists for maximum hold-down
  • Integrated gap spacer legs in 3/32” (Extreme), 5/32” (Extreme4) or 1/4” (6.35mm)
  • Stainless steel reinforcement for extreme hardness
  • Use with lengthwise pre-grooved slots, job site biscuit joiner or router
  • A Symmetrical wood edge profile allows for reversible boards
  • Standard edge profile of 5/32” (4.0mm) by 1/2” (13.0mm)

Remember, a deck, patio or terrace that is installed with DeckWise® Hidden Deck Fasteners will make your new build safer, longer lasting, more durable, and better looking with a smooth surface.

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

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COMPLETE KITS INCLUDE:

(175) IPE CLIP® Extreme™ Hidden Deck Fasteners
(190) #8×2″ Colormatch Black Stainless Steel Star Drive Screws
(12) 3/8″ Tapered Ipe plugs
(1) 1/8″ High Speed Drill Bit
(1) Screw Gun Driver Bit
(1) Instruction Sheet
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INSTALLATION VIDEO


SMARTBIT PRO-PLUG SYSTEM® FOR WOOD

Pro-Plug-System-for-Wood-componentsPRO PLUG® SYSTEM for Wood combines the strength of top-down fastening with the high-end finish of face grain wood plugs. This comprehensive system allows deck builders to drill, screw, glue and plug all types of hardwoods in a fraction of the time required for traditional plug fastening methods. All of the Pro Plug System components have been carefully and precisely engineered to maximize performance and provide the best finished result. The system features face grain wood plugs, stainless fasteners, a pre-drilling and counter-boring tool and a glue nozzle that applies glue to the sidewalls of the counter-bored hole. See opposite for available wood types.

Pro-Plug-Wood-product-featuresPRO PLUG® SYSTEM for Wood – Product Features

1. FREE SPINNING STOP COLLAR WITH O-RING

The stop collar spins free of the drill and counterbore assembly, and is fitted with a rubber o-ring that prevents damage to the board surface. The hole is complete when the stop collar stops spinning.

2. COUNTERBORE

The case hardened counterbore portion of the tool is designed to perfectly match the geometry of the System’s specially designed fasteners and plugs.

3. DRILL BIT

Drill bits feature Powerbolic fluting, which cuts through decking and flooring more than twice as fast as standard wood bits, even dense hardwoods. The Tool also comes packaged with a spare stub bit, designed for plug-only installations (with no fasteners).

4. FASTENERS

Decking kits come with Grade 305 stainless steel, star drive, 8 x 2-1/2″ plug fasteners. Flooring kits come with zinc plated, #2 square drive, 8 x 1-5/8″ plug fasteners.

Pro-plug-glue-nozle5. PRO PLUG GLUE NOZZLE

The patented Pro Plug Glue Nozzle is designed to apply standard wood glue to the sidewalls of the hole created by the Pro Plug Tool for Wood, in order to achieve maximum holding power. The Nozzle attaches to any interior or exterior 4 or 8 ounce bottle of Titebond® wood glue and any 4, 8 or 16 ounce bottle of Elmer’s® wood glue.

Pro-plug-ipe6. WOOD PLUGS

Face grain wood plugs are available in many species. A unique chamfer and reduced flare angle offers easy insertion and an extremely tight fit with minimal to zero push-up from weathering. Plugs are inserted completely, with no need for sawing or chiseling.

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APPLICATION NOTES

In addition to the Pro Plug Tool for Wood and a Decking/Flooring Kit, installation requires a power drill, a power sander, wood glue and a plastic or wood mallet. (Pro tip: for best results, and to prolong the life of the Pro Plug Tool, use a corded drill). Note: The Pro Plug System for Wood consists of several parts designed to work together as a system. All of these parts must be used together, as instructed, to ensure proper function. For a pdf containing detailed installation instructions (also included with every kit), see the link below.

Pro Plug Decking Kits come with Grade 305 stainless steel deck screws that are 2-1/2″ (63mm) long, for decking that is between 3/4″ (19mm) and 1-1/4″ (32mm) thick. Pro Plug Flooring Kits come with hardened steel zinc plated screws that are 1-5/8″ (41mm) long, for flooring that is 3/4″ (19mm) thick.

Each Pro Plug Tool for Wood package includes a complete tool, 2 standard size replacement drill bits, a stub bit (for plug only installations) and a hex wrench for replacing drill bits. Pro Plug Tool for Wood Replacement Drill Bits are also available and sold in packs of 5.

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INSTALLATION BEST PRACTICES

FEATURE PROJECT: Olympic Village Penthouse
Vancouver, BC

Installation by Houston Landscapes

Photo Credit: Andrea Sirios www.andreasirois.com


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