2. Order online. Some of the best suppliers offering affordable ipe hardwood for decking do not operate fancy showrooms—they sell on the internet. They spend much less on overhead costs and can pass the savings on to customers like you.
4. Ask your builder or contractor. People or companies who have been designing and building porches and decks probably have connections to an ipe supplier.
5. Insist on quantity discounts if you are ordering in bulk. Suppliers are typically happy to give you deep discounts if you are ordering larger volume.
6. Take into consideration the delivery fees. Be sure to factor in how much it will cost for you to have your order shipped or delivered to your home or construction site. You will usually benefit from ordering your ipe wood from a supplier that serves your area specifically. They may be able to use their flatbed trucks to deliver your orders, saving you money.