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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2022 Balcony flooring fire regulations
    Alfresco Floors
    Despite the most recent updates to the building and fire regulations having been in place since 2018, it’s still important to highlight them and understand what they are, why they were introduced and what it means for your future...
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  • The Benefits of Using Class A Aluminium Decking
    Alfresco Floors
    Class A decking is an important element of any high rise project as it is a non-combustible external flooring solution, but what are the other key benefits to aluminium decking? Aluminium decking is a popular choice due to its...
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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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  • 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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  • Specifying non-slip decking
    Marley
    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.
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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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  • How to achieve a B-rated composite deck
    Buzon UK
    How to achieve a B-rated composite deck If your project or scheme requires you to specify class B-rated materials for your external flooring application, it’s important to understand what options are available. If you are working...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why you should use composite Balcony Decking?
    Alfresco Floors
    Timber is one of the most sought-after materials when it comes to balcony flooring, but for obvious reasons, it isn’t always suitable. Highly combustible and requiring regular treatment to ensure longevity, architects and...
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