Marley CitiDeck®, a smooth profiled anti-slip timber decking board was used on the roof terrace and ground level terraced areas of the postgraduate lounge and balconies from the student flats at Oxford Brookes University.
CitiDeck® combines all the safety benefits of Antislip Plus® inserts with the user-friendly nature of smooth deck boards, which are much easier to walk on in heeled shoes in urban environments compared to castellated decking. The grit is also slightly less abrasive than JB Antislip Plus® so providing a smoother surface for wheelchair users.
In addition to providing improved walking comfort for users with healed shoes, JBCitideck® is frequently specified for outdoor areas where food is served. Its smooth surface prevents food, dirt or litter becoming trapped, making it much easier to clean for maintenance teams.
JB CitiDeck® was specified to fit with the natural aspect of the design – the ground floor terrace surrounds and cantilevers over the central water feature. The anti-slip requirement was a major priority in this area, which will have heavy pedestrian traffic throughout the year.
Marley's Antislip Plus® inserts have been independently tested by the HSE’s Health and Safety Laboratory, using a Stanley Pendulum Test (as described in BS 7976 parts 1-3, 2002) operated to issue 3, 2005 of the UK Slip Resistance Group (UKSRG) guidelines. Antislip Plus® was shown to significantly exceed the minimum requirement for ‘low potential for slip’ in both wet and dry conditions.