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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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