Anti slip resistant decking performs for inland waterways
Antislip Plus Decking
Designing the landscape around marinas and inland waterways brings its own set of challenges. Timber can become slippery when wet and care must be taken during product selection to meet the needs of the project and its surroundings.
For marinas and moorings the choice of product for the design of the main pontoon and jetties is often limited. Alternatives such as composite deck boards or polyethylene can react more to changes of temperature and exposure to water than timber.
Fibreglass deck solutions offer good slip resistance, as do resin bonded panels; and metal decking works well in heavy duty or commercial applications. But, these options do not have the aesthetic appeal of traditional timber decking. Using a timber deck board with anti-slip inserts combines the performance refinement of slip resistant functionality with the natural beauty of timber. This combined with the sustainability, longevity, stability and structural credentials of pressure treated softwood makes John Brash timber anti-slip decking an unrivalled solution.
Greenford’s, who deliver civil engineering and landscaping solutions for water way projects, have used JB Anti-Slip Plus® timber decking boards on a number of projects for marinas or inland waterways. Grove Lock Marina in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire was one of the first projects on which Oxfordshire based Greenford Ltd used the JB Antislip Plus® decking boards, as part of its refurbishment nearly 5 years ago.
Greenford Ltd is now installing the same specification of deck boards at Kings Orchard Marina near Lichfield, after proving the low maintenance performance of JB Anti-Slip Plus. “We mainly use slip resistant decking for pontoons and jetties” says Bob Hutton of Greenford Ltd. “It weathers nicely, blending into the natural landscape. It’s aesthetically pleasing, and the anti-slip inserts complement the deck both visually and in performance. The strength grading allows us to design the deck for the correct loadings. We have the boards pre-cut” continues Bob “The factory cutting saves huge amounts of installation time and as the resin inserts are also pre-fabricated it’s a very time efficient solution.”
“The treated timber frame and bearers are set into a steel frame for use in the marina to deliver a strong durable pontoon and jetties.”
JB Antislip plus deck boards have been independently tested by the Health & Safety Laboratory in accordance with BS 7976 and significantly exceed the minimum slip requirements. The deck boards are preservative treated and depending on the application treated to Use Class 3 for standard use and Use Class 4 for applications in contact with water, to ensure longevity.
Natural decking has the lowest embodied energy of any mainstream building material and is a managed material to deliver a more sustainable product, enhancing the environmental credentials of the project, all John Brash timber is sourced from managed forests and has full FSC or PEFC chain of custody.
JB Antislip Plus® Decking provides complete peace of mind with a 25 year guarantee against rot and decay. Technical support is provided by Marley Eternit throughout the lifecycle of the project, from specification to installation. Every project has different challenges and objectives, our experienced technical support team can work with you to discuss your requirements and help you find the best solution.