Riverside Housing Development

Ninety4 on the Estuary is the final phase of Crest Nicholson’s established development of new homes in Portishead, Bristol. The contemporary and stylish collection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments is located along the dockside of the Marina. Each apartment has a private balcony or terrace, many of which have stunning views of the Bristol Channel, and the magnificent Severn Bridge.

JB CitiDeck® was selected as a suitable hard landscaping material for the large open areas of decking, terraces and balconies off the apartments. The new decking solution had to be delivered within programmed times, be easy to clean and maintain, provide a high level of slip resistance and be aesthetically pleasing.

For cleaning and maintenance reasons, JB CitiDeck® with the resin anti-slip infill would provide the required slip resistance but with smooth boards, which are easier to clean and less likely to collect dirt and debris.

JB CitiDeck® has a less abrasive anti-slip aggregate than a standard JB Anti-slip Plus board (suitable for rural areas), presenting less of a trip hazard when changing surface. This combination of smooth boards and finer grit, initially developed to meet the inclusivity targets of the London 2012 venues, makes the surface much more comfortable for urban use and wheel chair users.

Dominic Hampton project manager for Ninety4 on the Estaury comments: ‘The smooth boards with a resin infill work really well for this project. We didn’t want a solution that would get wet and slippy, and it’s often pretty wet here. Everything went to plan onsite; each area is different and the timber boards were also used for the steps and raised deck areas. The decking looks good and was also selected for phase two.’

Mike Isles, buyer on the project, comments: ‘we were looking for something different for the large decked areas. The smooth boards look good and don’t collect dirt and moisture. The anti-slip provision of the deck boards was the main driver in its use. It’s a product that we’ve had good feedback on and we hope to use again.’

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