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    A couple of questions for those that buy/build decking a fair bit (chippies).

    What do you think you'd expect to pay ($ per lineal m) for a pack of spotted gum that is 80-90% bent? Otherwise pretty good decking.

    Also what % of extra time would you think is required to fix it?

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    Mm ... I wouldn't pay a cent for it just return it, however if the question is how much cheaper should the price be from the price for prime material, that is hard to say. It would have to be a very attractive proposition to compensate for the extra work. Also depends from how bad it is. If it is only slightly bent and it can still be trained back in line? Are the boards long enough? A short bent board is a pita to use. What size are we talking about? Good luck using bent very wide boards ... etc
    To venture a blind figure, I would say half price.
    This are BarrenJoey prices in square meters

    NSW Classic Spotted Gum
    85x19$76.00m2
    NSW Classic Spotted Gum130x19$90.00m2
    NSW Spotted Gum Australiana Grade85x19$66.00m2
    NSW Spotted Gum Australiana Grade130x19$82.00m2
    NSW Spotted Gum Natural Grade130x19$65.00m2
    NSW Spotted Gum Naural Grade85x19$58.00m2
    NSW Spotted Gum Standard & Better Grade180x20.5$105.00m2
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    Yes, how much cheaper do you think it should be. Assume price is $6 lineal m. I would have thought at least half price if not more. Less of the short boards are bent but still plenty enough.

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    Not wide boards, 86x19mm

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    how wide are they? are you confident you can use it?
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    OK, you are too quick, half price $3 is OK, $2 even better
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    Look at the prices i posted, between "Australiana" grade and "Natural" there is 10 % difference
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    So far I've been offered 4.30 ish and I've said you gotta do better. Waiting to hear back. Thought if I can get a bunch of chippies to comment....

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    What's australiana and natural grade mean?

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    Grading
    It's boral version of select / standard / natural


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    Are you selling or buying?


    Timber Flooring Grading
    Classic Grade
    Classic Grade is a subtle feature grade of timber flooring that provides a limited level of natural features. The lower levels of natural feature present the floor with a uniform look that is best suited to modern, minimalist styles.
    Australiana Grade
    Australiana Grade is carefully graded to include the most interesting and moderate natural features to enhance the look of a timber floor.
    Natural Grade
    Natural Grade is Boral Timber’s rustic grade displaying a high level of natural features. This grade offers a unique, aged look with extenuated natural features and is well suited to both commercial interiors and traditional decors.
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    How bent are we talking, say 10-15cm over a 5m length?

    FYI, I paid $4.50lm less a 20% discount for std grade Spotted Gum at Masters late last year, super cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shauck View Post
    A couple of queday stions for those that buy/build decking a fair bit (chippies).

    What do you think you'd expect to pay ($ per lineal m) for a pack of spotted gum that is 80-90% bent? Otherwise pretty good decking.

    Also what % of extra time would you think is required to fix it?

    Cheers, Su.
    Are the boards sprung or bowed, if sprung i would say estimate 125% over & above the normal time needed to lay the boards, you will only be able to lay one board run at a time instead of 5, when you look at it that way 125% may be light for the extra time it takes.
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    Do you have to commit to buying the whole pack....or can you rat through it only picking the best in it?
    Also consider is there any good stuff(same type & grade) available to finish the job,if you have to disgard more LM than you thought.
    I'd like to pay $2plm, as I reckon it takes at least three times as long to lay it.
    Bows are easy to work with, springs also not too bad (on long lengths). Cups & twists = forget it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Are you selling or buying?
    buying

    Quote Originally Posted by JB1 View Post
    How bent are we talking, say 10-15cm over a 5m length?
    Not just the long lengths but yes probably a good 90-100mm at the middle on longer boards and much less on shorter boards but enough to make it difficult to straighten the shorter ones especially.

    Quote Originally Posted by intertd6 View Post
    Are the boards sprung or bowed, if sprung i would say estimate 125% over & above the normal time needed to lay the boards, you will only be able to lay one board run at a time instead of 5, when you look at it that way 125% may be light for the extra time it takes.
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    The boards are sprung. 125% sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodchip View Post
    Do you have to commit to buying the whole pack....or can you rat through it only picking the best in it?
    Also consider is there any good stuff(same type & grade) available to finish the job,if you have to disgard more LM than you thought.
    I'd like to pay $2plm, as I reckon it takes at least three times as long to lay it.
    Bows are easy to work with, springs also not too bad (on long lengths). Cups & twists = forget it.
    cheers
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