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  • Using timber decking on balconies
    Marley
    There is some confusion and concern about using timber decking on balconies and at Marley we have certainly seen an increase in the level of queries and enquiries relating to this subject from architects, developers and housing...
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  • Specifying non-slip decking for roof gardens
    Marley
    Specifying non-slip decking for roof gardens Specifying decking for roof gardens usually means there will be several competing requirements, including space restraints, slip risk, accessibility, aesthetics, maintenance and...
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  • 5 Considerations for Specifying Class A Decking
    Alfresco Floors
    Due to current UK regulations, high rise residential buildings (over 18m) must specify non-combustible decking i.e. Class A decking on balconies. This means that all balconies and other external specified attachments must choose...
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  • Timber decking for schools and education facilities
    Marley
    Timber decking for schools and education facilities Decking specified for schools and playgrounds needs to be aesthetically pleasing, easy to clean and not present a hazard to playing children. Timber decking is a very popular...
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  • How can adjustable pedestals help with inclined terraces
    Buzon UK
    How can adjustable pedestals help with inclined terraces? Due to the wide variety of adjustable pedestals and accessories we have available, we get a lot of questions about our products, and we often get asked if they are only...
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  • What is class A decking?
    Alfresco Floors
    What is class A decking? Class A decking is an external flooring application that has been fire-tested and deemed non-combustible and therefore safe and legal to use on high rise residential buildings above 18 metres (11 metres...
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  • Specifying non-slip decking
    Marley
    Specifying non-slip decking for hotels, restaurants, pubs and smoking areas When specifying decking areas for hotels, restaurants, pubs and smoking areas, consideration must be given to aesthetics, maintenance and safety.
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  • Why is Aluminium Decking suited to balconies?
    Alfresco Floors
    Why is Aluminium Decking suited to balconies? Quite often, balconies can be a real selling feature of an apartment, hotel, restaurant and office space. The ability to catch some fresh air whilst in the confines of a tall building...
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  • Why our forests matter
    WoodBlocX
    In the UK we sometimes take our forests, woodland and green space for granted, but you may be surprised to learn that the UK is one of the least wooded areas in Europe. Only 13% of our landmass is woodland, which is far less than...
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  • How to achieve a B-rated composite deck
    Buzon UK
    How to achieve a B-rated composite deck If your project or scheme requires you to specify class B-rated materials for your external flooring application, it’s important to understand what options are available. If you are working...
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  • What are the regulations around Class A decking?
    Alfresco Floors
    What are the regulations around Class A decking? This month we heard from the UK Housing Secretary that the government was announcing an unprecedented £5 billion investment into building safety. They will fully fund the removal...
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  • Deck finishing – success comes in the preparation
    Silva Timber
    Nick Taylor, Managing Director of Silva Timber Products and Sjoerd Bos, VP of Sansin, provide advice on how best to finish decking. Whether you are a garden designer looking at a deck for a residential client, or an architect or...
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  • Non slip decking for balconies and residential areas
    Marley
    Non slip decking for balconies and residential areas Specifying decking for residential balconies brings its own set of challenges. For the resident, an aesthetically pleasing outdoor space is the priority. For the specifier,...
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  • Planning and designing a deck
    Hoppings Softwood Products
    Planning is probably the most important issue to get right with decking to ensure good results. Select the location of your deck carefully, having regard for privacy and sun, shade or wind. Decks built in highly shaded positions...
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  • Specifying non-slip decking for accessible areas
    Marley
    What to consider when specifying non-slip decking for accessible high-traffic stairs and ramps When specifying decking in high-traffic public areas such as stairs and ramps, certain criteria should be addressed to ensure the...
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