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  • Where can you use composite decking?
    Alfresco Floors
    Where can you use composite decking? Composite decking is becoming one of the most common materials used on balcony flooring and other external projects, and for good reason. Not only does it provide a timber aesthetic that is...
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  • Should I use Aluminium decking in 2022?
    Alfresco Floors
    2022 is already upon us and you’ll be starting to think about your projects over the next year. When you’re looking at balcony flooring, it’s fair to say that over the past couple of years, finding the perfect flooring materials...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Slip resistance considerations for balcony decking
    Alfresco Floors
    As you are well aware, the use of Class A rated materials is essential on any specified attachments on the external walls of a building over 18 metres in height. However, it’s also important to consider other health and safety...
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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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  • 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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  • Choosing the right deck boards for your job
    Marley
    The popularity of deck boards for use in outside spaces is growing, and traditional grooved decking is still the most commonly used type. Contrary to popular belief, grooved board can be more hazardous than smooth when wet,...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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