Blog — Timber

What Fire Rating Do Deck Boards Need to Achieve When Used on Balconies?

What Fire Rating Do Deck Boards Need to Achieve When Used on Balconies?

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.

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Alternative Decking Solution From Gripsure Made With Innovative Accoya Wood

Alternative Decking Solution From Gripsure Made With Innovative Accoya Wood

With over 30 years of experience and knowledge under our belts, we've expanded our product range to include decking made from Accoya®.

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Do I Need Structurally Graded Timber for Deck Boards?

Do I Need Structurally Graded Timber for Deck Boards?

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? 

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What Rules and Regulations Do I Need to Follow to Build a Timber Deck?

What Rules and Regulations Do I Need to Follow to Build a Timber Deck?

Timber decking is incredibly versatile, but before you install decking it is important to understand what rules and regulations you need to follow.

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