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  • Metal decking alternatives for 2022
    Alfresco Floors
    Metal decking might seem like an obvious choice when it comes to specifying for fire safety on an upcoming balcony flooring project, but it’s not always that simple. Like any material, there are pros and cons to using it, which...
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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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  • What is composite balcony decking?
    Alfresco Floors
    The options available for non-combustible balcony decking are increasingly wider as manufacturers focus their attention on producing A-rated external flooring products. With choices ranging from aluminium decking to porcelain,...
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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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  • Do paving pedestals need adjustment after time?
    Buzon UK
    Do paving pedestals need adjustment after a period of time? When a structural product consists of adjustable parts, it would be reasonable to ask whether they need to be re-adjusted after a certain period, especially if they are...
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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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  • 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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  • The best balcony flooring for 2022
    Alfresco Floors
    With the new year around the corner, you might already be thinking ahead to 2022 and your next projects. But what was on trend previously, might not be what the 2022 customer has in mind. As quickly as balcony flooring materials...
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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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  • 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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  • Aluminium decking: Benefits of a non-slip powder coating
    Alfresco Floors
    From keeping your environment safe to retaining your fire certification, in this article, we discuss the benefits of a non-slip powder coating for your decking made from aluminium. With combustible materials now deemed unsafe for...
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  • Mike Wilderink talks changes in building fire regulation
    Alfresco Floors
    Back in December 2021, our Managing Director, Mike Wilderink spoke on ‘The Green Room’ podcast – a monthly podcast hosted by Catherine Barratt of Furnitubes – which explores all things landscape architecture, urban design and...
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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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  • 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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  • Balcony flooring - Dos and don'ts for 2022
    Alfresco Floors
    When it comes to specifying balcony flooring, compliance with building and fire regulations is essential. We’ve discussed a range of important balcony flooring regulations, but as we head into the new year, it’s important to get...
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