05 September 2018
Best types of non-slip decking for different purposes
Non-slip decking comes in a huge range of types and styles, and it’s important to choose the right product to ensure the finished project achieves the desired aesthetic and performance criteria. So how do you know what the best type of anti-slip decking is for each purpose? The key is to understand the options available and the benefits that each type of decking provides.
One of the main ways that various types of non-s...
17 August 2018
Non-slip timber decking options for high-risk areas
Safety is an important consideration when specifying timber decking, and in any public location, a high level of slip resistance is essential. Here at Marley Eternit, we offer a variety of anti-slip decking products. In high-risk areas where inclusivity and accessibility are critical, Marley Eternit CitiDeck is the ideal anti-slip decking option.
CitiDeck is designed for use in urban environments and was initially developed for use at t...
What are the benefits of using C24 timber decking?
Here at Marley Eternit, all of our anti-slip timber decking can be supplied in both C16 and C24 timber. The difference between these two options is based on the performance properties of the timber used to manufacture the boards, and the right choice will depend on the project in question. In many cases, C16 should be adequate, but why might you choose C24 instead, and what are the advantages of selecting the higher-specification product?
16 July 2018
Using timber decking for holiday homes – what to look for
Using timber decking to take the living space outside is very popular and creates the perfect area for relaxing, spending time with family and entertaining guests.
There are many features to look out for when choosing a quality timber decking product to ensure the outdoor space is safe, enjoyable and will last for years to come.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) reports that slips and trips are the most common cau...
28 February 2018
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 performance.
In residential applications, roof decking is a popular way to make economical use of space in increasingly tight urban environments. It is also used in raised walkways and balconies to provide inclusive shared spaces in apartments and student accommodation....
10 January 2018
Specifying decking for stairs and ramps brings its own set of challenges. In order to help meet these challenges Marley Eternit has developed a high visibility antislip deck board designed to work with both CitiDeck and AntiSlip Plus deck boards.
The new deck board has a wide insert and a second standard insert in bright yellow for ease of visibility to identify any change in level. The new product has been designed for use to on level changes, stairs and at the end of decked area...
When are smooth profile deck boards better than grooved?
When are smooth deck boards better than castellated? How do you know which suits your project best? It’s easy to make a traditional choice of castellated timber decking for your project but here is a guide of the best product to use in different environments.
Typically, castellated boards are a first choice in the UK, due to the aesthetic appeal of continuous and textured grooves. In the US and Europe smooth boards are the primary c...
04 December 2017
Why use timber decking?
Combine sustainability and aesthetics with timber decking
Timber is, without a doubt, one of the most environmentally friendly building materials available, perfect for landscaping and walkways and for education sector applications such as schools and playgrounds. It is extraordinarily versatile, naturally renewable, beautifully light and strong to work with – warm and welcoming to live with.
Whether for a wetland area or coastal area, or simply an attractive, har...
How will my timber decking age?
Timber decking is a natural and sustainable landscaping solution; suitable for the smallest of balconies to large urban spaces. When planning the external landscape great care is taken in the selection of materials and how they will look as well as perform.
Brand new deck Timber decking will age beautifully, to an attractive silvery grey as time passes
Silver deck board Less for forgiving materials, such as steel an...
Getting timber treatment right
There are a number of considerations for preservative treating timber deck boards.
All commercial anti-slip timber deck boards should be preservative treated to protect against insect attack, rot and decay. Deck boards installed in areas used for access and escape routes may also need to be treated with a fire retardant.
You also need to consider which ‘Use Class’ should be specified, depending on the application of the decking. The two classes associ...
Antislip timber decking helps prevent slips and falls in workplace and public areas
Health and safety is a major consideration for any viable commercial flooring or landscaping project. Personal injury claims through slip and trip accidents continue to increase. A study by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2007 identified that 1 in 3 non-fatal minor workplace injuries were slip and trip related. On average, 35000 workplace area slip and trip incidents are recorded annually.
What is antislip timber decking?
Antislip or non-slip decking is timber decking with an insert or coating to give a low potential to slip in wet conditions. Marley Eternit uses either a bauxite or flint insert and typically two inserts are all that this is required. CitiDeck® is specially designed for urban areas and is suited where there are requirements for inclusive access.
The use of anti-slip inserts is a personal choice for domestic timber decks and careful care and maintenance with...