Articles relating to structures on EXTERNAL WORKS. Resources to build your knowledge and understanding.
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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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  • How to make outdoor spaces more age friendly
    Gripsure
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) Research carried out by WHO indicates that since 2008 the majority of the world's population live in cities, and that urban populations will increase with an estimated 3 out of 5 people living...
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  • Bamboo Decking: The sustainable non-slip choice
    Gripsure
    Bamboo decking is a great, sustainable choice for your garden. It’s got just as many qualities as both softwood and hardwood decking. More people are looking to make sustainable choices as they consider their impact on the...
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  • Fire ratings for deck boards on balconies
    Gripsure
    Following a recent advice note on balconies on residential buildings from the Ministry of Housing we have seen an increase in queries and enquiries from housing associations, developers, architects and contractors seeking...
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  • How to Build a Deck on a Sloped Garden
    Gripsure
    If you have a sloped garden, building a deck can be a great way to create an area for dining or just a space to sit and relax. In fact, it may be the easiest way to achieve a level space. A sloped garden can be a difficult space...
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  • Slip ratings, hazards and solutions for deck boards
    Gripsure
    In this blog Tom Anderson of Gripsure looks into slip ratings, how they are measured, potential hazards and consequences of inadequate protection and why it is important to choose a product which will provide a safe surface in...
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  • Gripsure Performance Warranty & Strength Graded Decking
    Gripsure
    What is a performance warranty? Gripsure have introduced a revolutionary performance warranty for their non slip decking range. You can now be assured your decking will retain its non slip performance for 10 years, guaranteeing...
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  • Which type of wood is best for timber decking?
    Gripsure
    The most common material used for decking is a pressure-treated softwood as it is readily available and cost-effective. Builders’ merchants will generally stock at least one softwood decking board with some now stocking an...
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  • Why Timber Decking is Ideal for Hot Tubs
    Gripsure
    Over the past decade, hot tubs have become increasingly popular. Whether they're in an entertainment space at home or a suite of new holiday lodges, hot tubs are a great way to relax at the end of the day. In this blog, we take a...
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  • How to make existing decking safe underfoot
    GripDeck Ltd
    When decking is installed correctly and maintained sufficiently across the year it is just as safe as any other surface. But if decking hasn’t been laid right or it has been left uncleaned and untreated over an extended period of...
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  • Anti Slip Solutions
    GripDeck Ltd
    Which anti slip solution is best for your use? GripDeck®inserts - Your timber and our inserts factory applied Timber decking is sent to our UK production facilities and we bond our GripDeck® inserts directly into your timber,...
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  • Mobility scooters: does independence come at a price?
    metroSTOR
    metroSTOR’s Terry Bedford looks at the growth in mobility scooter ownership and the challenges social landlords face in offering scooter owners accessible charging facilities that address fire risks.
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  • Waste bin consolidation: could bigger be better?
    metroSTOR
    The city of London, colloquially known as the Square Mile, is 1.12 square miles in area. Although the city only has a resident population of 9,401, over 300,000 people work there. Tourism intelligence collated by the City of...
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