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  • Specifying non-slip decking
    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.
  • Specifying non-slip decking for accessible areas
    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...
  • Why our forests matter
    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...
  • Timber decking for schools and education facilities
    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...
  • Maximising venue capacity using outdoor space
    Working with social distancing guidelines As Government guidance changes, allowing hospitality businesses to reopen and host larger groups of customers, there are still restrictions in place to safeguard and mitigate against...
  • 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...
  • Using timber decking on balconies
    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...
  • Non slip decking for balconies and residential areas
    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...
  • 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...
  • Decking or Paving?
    SAiGE Longlife Decking
    When it comes to designing or changing your garden there are many difficult decisions to make. One of which might be: ‘Which is best decking or paving?’ There are many options when it comes to decking and paving, and...
  • Specifying non-slip decking for roof gardens
    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...
  • Choosing the right deck boards for your job
    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,...
  • Slip ratings, hazards and solutions for deck boards
    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...
  • Which type of wood is best for timber decking?
    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...
  • Gripsure Performance Warranty & Strength Graded Decking
    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,...