4000 linear metres of AntiSlip Plus® Timber Decking was supplied to Bristol Zoo in a number of phases. The decking was used to create a non-slip boardwalk around the lake which borders the Monkey Jungle and its near neighbour Gorilla Island.
Dave Harley, the Estates Manager at Bristol Zoo, explains: “We were looking for a really hard-wearing and safe non-slip decking product, as Health & Safety issues are paramount due to our high visitor levels. To make things more difficult, the decking under the tree areas often becomes particularly slippery due to a combination of rain and leaf sap. Marley has supplied a really effective solution with AntiSlip Plus® and we are planning to install more around other primate enclosures.”
AntiSlip Plus® Decking uses a unique formula of grey resin-based aggregate inserts, which are injected into the deck board grooves. For most uses two non-slip inserts are appropriate, but there are instances where three inserts should be used, such as on a public walkway that crosses water. Other applications also include bridleways and footpaths. Marley recommends the use of AntiSlip Plus® on decks with public access or where there is an anticipated high level of pedestrian traffic, including stairs and ramps. AntiSlip Plus® has been independently tested by the Health and Safety Laboratory.