Director of Product Development

Mike Stewart

"It's not wood, It's aluminum"

Strength

Aluminum Systems

Knotwood’s state of the art aluminum modular systems are designed to conceal joints, screws, rivets and fasteners. Our focus is on simple systems that are versatile, durable and require effortless installation. From a simple gate to sophisticated architectural designs, the possibilities are left to your imagination.

Durability

Powder Coating

Knotwood is pre-finished in a long lasting electrostatically applied powder coating and process known as sublimation. Painstaking preparation, precise workmanship, and the latest innovative technology combine to create the powder coat of Knotwood. This is one of the most durable color coatings available and offers extensive value and longevity with low maintenance and effort required. Provided that our recommended care is followed, Knotwood powder coatings are maintainable for an indefinite period of time in normal environmental conditions. 

Aluminum is not only lighter and stronger but it’s also straighter than real wood. Knotwood supplies lengths of up to Imperial 6.5m ensuring every extrusion is true to form. This means building with a perfectly crafted marine grade material that is easier to install and won’t warp over time.

Knotwood looks better for longer. To ensure your color choice stands the test of time, all of our colors have been rigorously tested to withstand the most extreme environments. Knotwoods advanced paint technology and sublimation process provides a durable, baked-on paint finish that resists peeling, chipping and cracking. When maintained correctly, Knotwood colors and finishes will remain as true as the day you bought it.

Choosing a material with sustainability in mind is becoming more paramount. Metal is one of the most recycled materials on the planet and aluminum boasts one of the highest recycling rates of any metal. Knotwood is 100% recyclable, uses VOC free coatings and lead free finishes resulting in a smaller environmental footprint for us and for you.

Knotwood decking is rated as Y Class or R10 under Australian standard 4586-2004 making it suitable for most covered areas. For use around swimming pools and wet areas it is important to use Knotwoods optional not slip powder coating or we highly recommend adding a third party anti slip coating that can be purchased at any good hardware store.

Fire resistance and resilience are important no matter where we live. This is where Knotwoods benefits truly surpass the use wood. Knotwood is a non combustible product that has been manufactured to meet relevant international fire standards.

Knotwood is made from high quality marine grade Aluminum. Contrary to other metals, Aluminum reacts with the oxygen in the air to form an extremely thin layer of oxide. Though unnoticeable, this naturally occurring layer provides excellent corrosion protection and is self-repairing if damaged. This anodising process naturally improves it’s resilience to corrosion in harsh environments.

A topcoat of specially developed, exterior grade paint is baked on to provide resistance to chipping, flaking and blistering to ensure the finish retains its look for longer. Our specialised sublimation process permeates the entire thickness of the powder coating which means Knotwoods finish is the industry’s leading material in hard wearing wood like products.

One of the best known properties of aluminum is that it is light, with a density one third that of steel and a weight 50% less than wood when compared equally. The low density of aluminum accounts for it being lightweight but this does not compromise its strength. A lightweight material means low transport costs, easy installation and handling while maintaining structural integrity in all types of environments and conditions.

Knotwood is perfect for the outdoors. Aluminum is great in direct sunlight as it remains cooler than most other materials. It naturally absorbs heat slowly but releases it quickly. Whether it be a deck, handrail, or any other application, in the heat of the day Knotwood aluminum remains cool to touch.

Aluminum is impervious to insects, no need to worry about termites or ants affecting the beautiful Knotwood finish. In contrast to wood, Knotwood aluminum doesn’t require additional chemical treatments to protect them from pest attack.

Unlike most steel grades, aluminum does not become brittle at low temperatures. Instead, its strength increases. And as it doesn’t absorb water or moisture, Knotwood won’t warp and expand when exposed to extremely cold conditions.

Aluminum is perfect for wet, damp, shady environments. Unlike wood, Knotwood is non porous and will not swell, grow mold or mildew when exposed to wet conditions. As it doesn’t retain water, it’s easy to maintain as it doesn’t require regular sealing, making it a more practical solution than wood.