Easy to install, A2 fire-rated aluminium decking systems for all applications
Two great fire rated, anti-slip solutions.
Both solutions have a class A2fl-s1 rating and address the dire need for improved fire safety on mid and hi-rise buildings and in public areas. Each aluminium board has a double skin with an anti-slip surface and uniform underside to provide an attractive in-built soffit detail. All Dura Deck Aluminium products are tested by a UKAS accredited body.
Dura Deck Aluminium Positive-Drain
Dura Deck Aluminium Positive-Drain 18mm or 27mm deck boards meet the requirement for positive drainage, particularly on balconies. Water is guided to a gutter with a floor area of over 6m2 through the clever patented design of our decking board profiles (Patent No. GB 2584725).
Dura Deck Aluminium Free-Drain
We also offer a free draining solution where water drains through the gaps between the decking planks onto the area below. Dura Deck Aluminium Free-Drain 18mm is ideal for low level terraces and decking areas, or for balconies less than 6m2 that do not require water management.
Dura Deck Aluminium
Fire Rating (BS EN 13501)
Max Centre-to-Centre Span
(2kN PL or 5kN/m2 UDL)*
Anthracite, Cedar, Mist
Anthracite, Cedar, Mist
Anthracite, Cedar, Mist
*Based on live load testing of stock (3 interconnected boards). Max span figure assumes use of 50mm bearer and is calculated at lowest achieved value of either Point Load or UDL Load for ultimate safety.
Available in 3 Attractive Contemporary Colours
Our Aluminium Decking Products are available in 3 attractive, contemporary colours that look great in any commercial or residential environment.
Anthracite – RAL 7043
Cedar – RAL 1019
Mist – RAL 7001
Dura Deck Aluminium comes with a 25-year manufacturer warranty, subject to a correct and proper maintenance regime.
8 Reasons to Choose Fireproof Aluminium Decking
A2 Fire Rating for Peace of Mind
Strong and tough, Dura Deck Aluminium is made from high grade T6 aluminium and is ideal for any application that requires an A2 Fire Rating (A2fl-s1) in accordance with BS EN13501, perfect for applications over 11-metres, such as residential and mixed-use developments, schools, universities, hospitals & libraries.
Cooler Under Foot
Our aluminium decking has high thermal conductivity providing a cooler deck surface than most wood or composite surfaces. The lightweight 27mm and 18mm profiles of the two products make them ideal for new builds as well as refurbishments where the fire ratings of existing 28mm timber decking are insufficient.
Ultimate Safety in Design
The beautiful plank-look surface features the latest technology and can be installed rapidly. The boards are available in 3 modern colours and can span up to 1m (Dura Deck Aluminium Heavy Duty) or 600mm (Dura Deck Aluminium Standard Duty. Spans are based on stringent 2019 2kN load criteria according to BS 6399-1:1996).
Built-In A2 Fire Rated Soffit
Soffits are an important visual aspect of a building’s design, requiring materials such as metal or PVC sheets. With a 150mm visible face, the deck board offers an integrated drainage system, channelling water away from your structure to create a beautiful, low maintenance deck and a usable, dry space below, with attractive integrated soffit detail.
Guaranteed Long Term Performance
Our aluminium decking has undergone stringent testing to BS 6399-1:1996 to guarantee its effectiveness.
Proven Best-in-Class Slip Resistance
Engineered with a unique paint formula for unrivalled low slip potential, achieving 63 in the dry and 54 in the wet taking the 4S Slider Slip-Resistance Test.
Integral Water Management
Its unique design enables Dura Deck Aluminium Decking to channel water runoff to the building’s rainwater collection system.
Versatility in Design
Both of our ranges meet the needs of all project specifications including off-site manufacturing techniques and ‘slide-on’ cassette balconies, improving the speed and safety of the installation process.
Due to its lightweight design and hard-wearing composition, Dura Deck Aluminium is perfect for a range of applications. Specifically, its outstanding fire-resistance and compliance with EU and UK government recommendations mean that it’s great for terraces and balconies on buildings over 18 metres in height.
Even if fire safety is not a consideration, they offer a sleek, contemporary finish to any project. Furthermore, with a 60 year service life and low maintenance requirements, Dura Deck Aluminium is perfect for public spaces.
Pub and restaurant terraces
Park homes and holiday lodges
Schools and universities
The Dura Deck Aluminium Product Ranges
The ideal replacement decking material for degraded or non-compliant timber on balconies, low level terraces and walkways or new build cassette balconies covering less than 6 sqm.
A2 fire-rated and height-adjustable support pedestals and bearers can be easily combined to suit all project needs. With 8 different heights of pedestals and 3 different heights of bearers, the Dura Composites system provides the most economical substructure combination on the market and is suitable for use as a decking substructure on external balconies, terraces roof gardens, domestic gardens, or for industrial flooring.
This system has been developed to be fully compatible with the latest developments in fire safety legislation and to improve building safety and achieves a Class A2 fire rating to EN13501-1 standards with its standard anthracite powder coated finish and an A1 rated mill finish is also available by special order.
Frequently asked questions about Aluminium Decking
Does balcony decking need a fire rating?
Yes. With the ban on the use of combustible materials on high-rise buildings set to be extended to cover all buildings with four or more storeys (or +11 metres in height) under plans the government put out to consultation in January 2020, our fireproof aluminium decking is the perfect choice for your balcony, terrace or roof garden, thanks to its market-leading A2fl-s1 rating. When considering your balcony decking material, please ensure that you choose a supplier whose baclony decking fire testing has been conducted in conjunction with the correct flooring test and installation method on a horizontal plane. Don’t trust any supplier who tests to one method (i.e. on a calcium silicate backing board) and then recommends that you install to a completely different method!
What kind of structural performance is required for aluminium balcony decking?
It’s important to choose a decking material that has undergone stringent testing to guarantee its effectiveness and performance under both point load and crowd loading in accordance with relevant building codes. Look for data that meets the requirements of the most recent 2.0kN point load @ 0.5% deflection (L/200) BS 6399-1:1996) standard.
Does aluminium decking get hot?
No. Due to its unique composition, our aluminium decking boards stay cool even in hot weather, making them a great solution throughout the year. This also means that the boards are barefoot friendly, and safe for children and animals.
Is aluminium decking suitable for outdoor flooring and balconies?
Yes. While aluminium decking is primarily used for terraces and balconies, it also makes a safe, cost-effective option for public spaces and general flooring use. it is 100% recyclable at the end of its life, making it a sustainable and eco-friendly decking option.
How to clean aluminium balcony decking?
Aluminium decking doesn’t stain, fade or rot, so will only require minimal cleaning throughout its life cycle. All you’ll need to do in order to keep your balcony decking looking great is give it an occasional wipe or scrub.
How to replace balcony decking?
Our aluminium decking comes with a 25-year warranty and a long service life, so you’ll likely never have to replace it. It’s also 100% recyclable.
What is the life expectancy of Dura’s metal decking?
Our aluminium decking has an expected service life of over 25 years – but under normal residential conditions it will likely last much longer. The best part is that our metal decking boards are recyclable, so they can still be put to good use even if you decide you want something different and choose to replace them.
How many components make up this decking?
Our decking comes with three separate components for easy installation. The innovative tongue-and-groove design means that they slot together with ease, reducing install time and saving costs. Furthermore, our boards are ready to install as soon as they arrive on site.
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