Terrasses, Garden
& Wellbeing

Construction, Cleaning & Care
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Swiss Made IPE

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Cleaning Service

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Wood Constructions

Wood has always made us feel warm, safe and at home.

This has inspired every piece of our creation in wood terraces, gardens and swimming pool wooden covers.
Keep your wooden outdoor surfaces healthy

Wooden terraces are usually exposed to and damaged by different weather conditions. They bleach with the sun and swell with the rain. To maintain your outdoor terrace looking healthy and beautiful for years to come, it is important to give it adequate and regular maintenance. Livewood offers both building and proper care services to ensure your wooden terraces always look healthy and radiant.

Wood maintenance Flat rate from CHF 99 (monthly fee)
  • Full cleaning flat rate twice a year.

  • Individual cleaning 4 times a year - best solution for sustainable preservation of high quality wood.

  • Custom cleaning- personalized for every customer.

for quotes and appointments, contact your Livewood Terrace Specialist +41 91 760 77 22
Treat your wooden terrace with love

Frequent wood maintenance is not only about preserves the natural tone of the wood. It also protects it from mould, insects and decay and extends its life. For outside wood floors, we recommend regular maintenance 2 to 3 times a year.

How your wooden terrace should be treated

Simply remove the dirt using soapy water and brush. Chemical cleaning solutions are not recommended. You can also use a clean water jet but do not adjust the pressure too much. Pressure washers are not recommended.

Everything begins with
couriosity

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Lapacha IPE.

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Reinigung

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Lerchen

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Luxus

Why IPE is the best choice

There is a wide range of sawn timber that can be used to build decking, depending on the weather conditions in your home, the size of the terrace to be built and your budget for the project.  However, IPE is the best wood for deck construction. Ipe or Brazilian walnut, as it is sometimes called, is the hardest tropical wood.  It is used for the construction of decks, sidings, docks and all other exterior structures.

It lasts over 50 years

Ipe, or Ipê, (pronounced Eee-pay) was used in commercial jetties and decks installed more than 50 years ago - proof of its durability.  Due to its density (it sinks in water), Ipê can withstand all kinds of threats such as extreme weather and sunshine, and thanks to its high tannic acid content, it does not rot, mould or mildew and is not attacked by insects.  Ipe comes from the Amazon rainforest, where it is constantly exposed to heavy rainfall and insects, so over the years it has adapted to become resistant to all these threats.

It is environmentally friendly

The durability of the ipe is one of the reasons why so many architects and designers choose it.  As a durable material, it does not need to be replaced.  Furthermore, ipe is naturally dense and resistant, which means that, unlike softwoods or domestic wood, it does not need to be chemically treated to be preserved.  Ipe can be purchased with Chain of Custody certification or with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification to guarantee that the trees have been responsibly sourced and harvested.  If you look at the CITES Appendices (the Convention on International Trade Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), you will see that Ipe is neither on the IUCN Red List nor on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

It increases the value of your house

An Ipe deck gives extra space to a house and is an element of architectural interest.  It helps to extend the living area to the outside creating an outdoor area for relaxation or entertainment.  Ipe decks can be found in all major luxury resorts from the Maldives to the Turks and Caicos Islands, and every quality beach resort uses Ipe hardwood for its decks and promenades.  Any globetrotter will instantly recognise an Ipe deck, which will add an instant touch of interest to your home.

It is safe in all weather conditions

Safety is important when it comes to patio materials, as they are more exposed to the elements than indoor objects. Ipe wood has the same fire resistance class as concrete or steel.  It does not crack or splinter over the years, which means it is safe to walk on barefoot.  Moreover, it does not absorb heat so it is safe to walk on even in a hot summer day.

It is available in all sizes

Different from PVC or composite decking,  Ipe wood offers wider options for length, width and thickness. Many carpenters and patio installers complain that there are limits to their work with composite decking because it generally does not cut well or may lose its guarantee if cut. Different cladding boards must be purchased. In contrast, ipe is available in all conceivable sizes and can be milled to all specifications.
Ganz einfach, das brasilianische ipe-Look ist die beste Holzart für Terrassendielen.  Wenn man sowohl die baulichen Eigenschaften des Holzes als auch das Prestige, das es jedem Raum verleiht, in Betracht zieht, ist es ein Produkt erster Wahl.

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It lasts over 50 years

Ipe, or Ipê, (pronounced Eee-pay) was used in commercial jetties and decks installed more than 50 years ago - proof of its durability.  Due to its density (it sinks in water), Ipê can withstand all kinds of threats such as extreme weather and sunshine, and thanks to its high tannic acid content, it does not rot, mould or mildew and is not attacked by insects.  Ipe comes from the Amazon rainforest, where it is constantly exposed to heavy rainfall and insects, so over the years it has adapted to become resistant to all these threats.

It is environmentally friendly

The durability of the ipe is one of the reasons why so many architects and designers choose it.  As a durable material, it does not need to be replaced.  Furthermore, ipe is naturally dense and resistant, which means that, unlike softwoods or domestic wood, it does not need to be chemically treated to be preserved.  Ipe can be purchased with Chain of Custody certification or with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification to guarantee that the trees have been responsibly sourced and harvested.  If you look at the CITES Appendices (the Convention on International Trade Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), you will see that Ipe is neither on the IUCN Red List nor on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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It increases the value of your house

An Ipe deck gives extra space to a house and is an element of architectural interest.  It helps to extend the living area to the outside creating an outdoor area for relaxation or entertainment.  Ipe decks can be found in all major luxury resorts from the Maldives to the Turks and Caicos Islands, and every quality beach resort uses Ipe hardwood for its decks and promenades.  Any globetrotter will instantly recognise an Ipe deck, which will add an instant touch of interest to your home.

It is safe in all weather conditions

Safety is important when it comes to patio materials, as they are more exposed to the elements than indoor objects. Ipe wood has the same fire resistance class as concrete or steel.  It does not crack or splinter over the years, which means it is safe to walk on barefoot.  Moreover, it does not absorb heat so it is safe to walk on even in a hot summer day.

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It is available in all sizes

Different from PVC or composite decking,  Ipe wood offers wider options for length, width and thickness. Many carpenters and patio installers complain that there are limits to their work with composite decking because it generally does not cut well or may lose its guarantee if cut. Different cladding boards must be purchased. In contrast, ipe is available in all conceivable sizes and can be milled to all specifications.

Contact

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Bondos Ltd - CH-7000 Chur GR
Fon +41 81 330 77 22