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    Have You Ever Seen Ipe Decking at a Basketball Court?

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 @ 05:09 AM

    Well, they say ‘there’s a first time for everything’.  You can chalk this hardwood deck project up in that category. Ipe decking at an outdoor basketball court? Sounds crazy, right? Not really. When you look at the design and workmanship on this unique project, you’ll understand how it makes perfect sense.

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    Why Does Ipe Decking Work Great for Docks and Floats?

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 06:05 AM

    When it comes to toughness, very few natural wood species can stand up to Ipe hardwood. Rugged marine environment? No problem. That’s one reason why Ipe decking works so well on piers, docks and floats. Here’s a few more:

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    How Does Ipe Hardwood Decking and Siding Weather?

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 @ 05:02 AM

    Are you considering using high density Ipe hardwood for your decking or siding project?  Lots of people ask us what Ipe decking or Ipe siding will look like after a few years. When they first consider using Ipe hardwood for their project, about half of our clients want to let the hardwood age to a ‘weathered wood’, silvery gray appearance. The other half want to maintain the ‘like new’ wood appearance. Because Ipe is an extremely durable and long lasting exterior hardwood, either option will work well. 

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    Ipe Decking and Climate-Shield Rain Screen on Rooftop Deck at Adelphi University

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 06:07 AM

    When Ballinger Architects of Philadelphia needed the right materials to design and build a rooftop deck and parapet walls on the Nexus and Welcoming Center building at Adelphi University, Mataverde Ipe decking, the Climate-Shield Rain Screen System and Ipe cladding were selected to meet the design and construction needs.

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    Mataverde Ipe Decking Used on Nashawannuck Pond Promenade Park in Easthampton, MA

    Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Jul 5, 2017 @ 06:07 AM

    Easthampton, MA - For years, there was lots of talk about revitalizing the downtown area of this charming town. One of the best ideas to emerge from numerous discussions and brainstorming sessions was to install a boardwalk and park area around Nashawannuck Pond so people could enjoy the unobstructed view of Mount Tom.

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