Marina Deck Selected For Stromness and Kirkwall Marina

By Stuart Burns February 17, 2011

Marina Deck has been selected for the new Orkney Island Marina construction and Marina development at Kirkwall and Stromness. The Orkney Islands Council considered various Pontoon Decking options, including traditional timber planking and PVC plastic materials, and after careful consideration, Fibreglass Marina Decking was selected for its 50 year plus life span, and incredible anti-slip properties. Marina Deck out performs all other materials, and its anti-slip quality is second-to- none in wet, oily and icy conditions.

Quote from Stuart Craigie - Department of Technical Services, Orkney Islands Council:

"We were looking for a man-made non-slip material and Marina Deck fitted the description to a 'T', and we also liked the idea that water could pass through. If we get a high wave action, there's no uplift because the water just passes through the surface mesh.

The non-slip qualities are very impressive. We didn't come across any other products that had the same anti-slip qualities. We looked at synthetic wood type materials. In the dry it had a good gripping surface, but as soon as it got wet, it was a bit slippery, especially when water was mixed with any sort of detergent, or anything similar. You know that was the end of it. Obviously, it was slippery then, but Fibreglass Marina Deck wasn't. We didn't come across any other material with the same non-slip qualities. Also, the aesthetics are excellent, and the longevity factor is very important - that's why we stipulated a 25 year life span in the tender documents"

In addition to improving safety standards Marina Deck provides excellent impact resistance, is easy to install and offers long term durability. The gritted anti-slip surface has one of the highest degrees of slip resistance ever measured for a walking surface. Consideration should be given to installing Fibreglass Marina Decking and Fibreglass Pontoon Decking.

These products are ideally suited for replacing hardwood decking, timber planking and slippery decks.