All in the detail
The new Terlings Park development from Miller Homes and Bloor Homes, had stood idle for nearly a decade before works began. The finished project will have a range of two, three, four and five bedroom homes and aims to create the sense of a rural retreat while maintaining easy access to every modern convenience, such as city facilities, national motorway networks and links to London.
The rural aspect of the development is pivotal to creating a village community spirit, and materials used needed to complement the surrounding environment. Thus, Antislip Plus was specified for the balconies of the apartment blocks on site because they are close to the tree line. The decking’s durability and effective external anti-slip surface minimises the risk of slipping, even in adverse weather conditions, ensuring homeowners’ safety.
Dan Ward, senior quantity surveyor from Bloor Homes, commented: “We know Marley is a manufacturer with an excellent reputation for the quality of its products. Antislip Plus is the ideal solution for the balconies of the apartments at Terlings Park because we have complete confidence it will perform to the high standards we expect.”
Emily-Jane Dix, marketing manager from Marley, added: “Antislip Plus was an ideal solution for use on this development where the balconies needed to blend seamlessly with the tree line while keeping residents safe underfoot.”
Antislip Plus uses a unique formula of grey resin-based aggregate inserts injected into deck board grooves. If smooth boards are required, grooves are specially machined into the boards to receive the inserts. They are then treated to either Use Class 3 (MicroPro®) or Use Class 4 (Naturewood®) to suit the project requirements. Antislip Plus decking can also be fire retardant treated if required, and can be supplied in both smooth and castellated profiles. For all applications, Marley recommends a smooth profile; however, the castellated profile is available when a traditional timber deck ‘look’ is required.