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The Lock, Greenford Quay, West London

Dura Deck Flip® Composite Decking | Case Study

Project: The Lock, Greenford Quay, West London, United Kingdom

Client: Valley Provincial

The Lock at Greenford Quay is a development of 194 waterfront apartments, located in the London Borough of Ealing in West London. It features a beautifully landscaped garden with innovative seating areas and a stunning rooftop terrace with panoramic views.

Landscape Architects and Environmental Planners Standerwick Land Design worked with landscape services specialists Valley Provincial to bring the new areas to life. With over 45 years’ experience, Valley Provincial has won multiple awards for its high-end commercial and residential projects.

The company was responsible for the installation of Dura Composites’ Class Bfl fire-rated Dura Deck Flip decking and A2 fire-rated substructure system on the terrace and within the communal garden. Wanting to create a natural look and feel that enhanced the pretty waterside setting, but which met stringent safety protocols, Valley Provincial chose Dura Deck Flip in the Weathered Cedar and Pebble Grey colour pairing.

Dura Deck Flip comes in lengths of 3.66m and is easy to install thanks to its subsurface fixing system, meaning no screws or nails are needed fix the boards in place – leaving a perfect, clean, barefoot friendly deck -perfect for the Yoga sessions which are already running for new residents on the roof terrace.

The deck is supported by aluminium Dura Pedestal and Dura Bearers with an anti-glare anthracite coloured powder-coated finish which achieves a Class A2 fire rating in accordance with EN13501-1 and can be combined in 42 different ways to create a precise height, which can be as small as a 10mm adjustment when installing any bearer option in combination with the 25.5mm pedestal.

Commenting on the successful project, Ben Norman, Project Manager at Valley Provincial said:

The decking areas were originally specified with artificial grass but due to the increased need for fire safety on projects of this nature, the Dura Deck system was chosen by the architect as a more suitable option.


We found the Dura Deck Flip decking, bearers and pedestals to be of extremely high quality. The boards have an authentic woodgrain finish and a lovely colour tone that were in keeping with the natural look and feel we wanted to create on this project.


Machining and cutting the deck boards was done on site with ease and the overall system is easy to install, particularly due to its ability to be adjusted to different heights. Communication from the Dura Composites team was great throughout the project and we look forward to working with them again on future projects.

Product Guide

Dura Deck | WPC Composite Decking

Low maintenance composite timber decking for domestic and commercial applications. Dura Deck® is available in two great composite timber variants which suit a vast range of outdoor decking project requirements and budgets.


Product Guide

Aluminium Sub Structure & Support System | Decking

A2 fire-rated and height-adjustable support pedestals and bearers. Suitable for use as a decking substructure on external balconies, terraces roof gardens, domestic gardens, or for industrial flooring.


A2 fire-rated and height-adjustable support pedestals and bearers

Our Dura Pedestals and Dura Bearers can be easily combined to suit all project needs. With 7 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.

The fire-rated pedestal and bearer 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.

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Why Choose Dura Composites

With over 25 years’ experience in delivering cutting-edge composite solutions, we’re well placed to help you find the right product for your needs. We are a leading global supplier of composite products for flooring, structures and façades, which are ideal for the landscaping & architectural, industrial, construction, rail and marine environments as a long-lasting and cost-effective replacement for wood, steel and concrete.

In 2017 and in 2020, we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of our achievements at the forefront of composite material technology. Our products are also available through a well-established global distribution network. Our experienced team has extensive knowledge and practical experience of composite timber, fibreglass reinforced plastic and other related emerging materials. The range of products on offer from us is vast, from floor walkway grating, garden decking, building cladding and industrial handrailing to service risers and trench covers. All products offer customers a low life cycle cost thanks to their long life expectancy and low maintenance requirements.

Contact our Specialist Decking & Cladding Team about our Composite solutions

Call us on 01255 440298

Lee Cavalier

Decking & Cladding Sales Manager

Chris Rose

Decking & Cladding Sales Key Account Manager

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Decking & Cladding Sales Executive

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