News — Timber

5 Minute Read: Our Quick Guide to Choosing Your Timber

5 Minute Read: Our Quick Guide to Choosing Your Timber

Decking is available in a range of softwoods and hardwoods, it is important to pick the right timber for your decking project that is suitable for the application. This blog post is a how to guide on choosing your timber and covers a couple of key points to consider.

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Slip Ratings, Hazards and Solutions for Deck Boards

Slip Ratings, Hazards and Solutions for Deck Boards

In this blog we take a look at slip ratings and how they are measured, potential hazards and consequences, and long term solutions.

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Pre-Order Your TDCA 2020 Charity Calendar

Pre-Order Your TDCA 2020 Charity Calendar

Gripsure are delighted to feature twice in the TDCA's 2020 charity calendar, available to pre order now.

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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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