When Stephen Cunningham of Decksons of Mains of Boquhan was called in to assess the failing timber deck at the Hilton Garden Inn on Finnieston Quay, it was clear that a straightforward replacement deck was not the most suitable option.
The existing 198 square metre deck was a thin 19mm hardwood, which had started to split and decay. The existing deck boards had been laid too tightly together and the deck frame and joists were uneven. This meant that water was not correctly draining through the decking causing ponding water and the timber had started to decay.
Originally the client wanted to replace the boards like for like, but having successfully installed nonslip timber decking CitiDeck® for the main thoroughfare outside Glasgow’s Science Park, Stephen could see the benefit of changing the decking type to the smooth CitiDeck® boards for this project.
“We used timber decking with three antislip inserts for the main entrance and thoroughfare to the Glasgow Science Park back in 2006. After 6 years of daily use with high levels of pedestrian traffic the boards are still performing as well as when originally installed. We took the client to see the Science Park job and he agreed that CitiDeck® was the best solution.” Says Stephen.