Blog — Timber
Following a recent advice note on balconies on residential buildings from the Ministry of Housing we have seen an increase in queries and enquiries from housing associations, developers, architects and contractors seeking clarification on what fire rating their deck boards need to achieve to meet the current building regulations. In this blog we explore what prompted the recent advice note, the changes made to the building regulations last year following the Hackett review and what fire rated products Gripsure offer.
With over 30 years of experience and knowledge under our belts, we've expanded our product range to include decking made from Accoya®.
From time to time, we get asked to provide our deck boards structurally graded to C16 or C24. This is something we can offer our clients on request, but is this really necessary for timber deck boards?
Timber decking is incredibly versatile, but before you install decking it is important to understand what rules and regulations you need to follow.