Aluminium Decking for Balconies

Easy to install, A2fl-s1 fire-resistant aluminium decking system for all applications.

Dura Deck Aluminium gives developers and contractors the ultimate peace of mind when it comes to finding new or replacement balcony decking for applications over 11 metres in height or that require an A2 fire rating.

It also addresses a dire need for improved fire safety on balconies and terraces, especially those in public buildings.

A2fl-s1 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 in accordance with BS EN 13501:2018, such as residential and mixed-use developments above 4 storeys, plus schools, universities, hospitals & libraries.

6 Reasons to Choose Fireproof Aluminium Decking

Excellent Fire Resistance

Achieves an A2fl-s1 fire rating in accordance with BS EN13501, perfect for applications over 11-metres.

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 formulation for unrivalled low slip potential, achieving 63 in the dry and 54 in the wet.

 

Built-In A2 Fire Rated Soffit

Improved underside appearance ensures privacy and shelter for areas below.

 

Integral Water Management

Its unique design enables Dura Deck Aluminium Decking to channel water runoff to the building’s rainwater collection system.

Cooler Under Foot

Our aluminium decking has high thermal conductivity providing a cooler deck surface than most wood or composite surfaces.

Our Aluminium Decking Product Range

 

Strong, long-lasting and cost-effective, Dura Deck Aluminium is made from high-grade T6 aluminium and is ideal for any application that requires an A2 Fire Rating in accordance with BS EN 13501, such as residential and mixed-use developments, schools, universities, hospitals and libraries, and much more.

The innovative, patent-pending tongue-and-groove design of Dura Deck Aluminium features a double skin with an attractive grooved surface and a uniform underside to prevent water forming below the decking area.

With a 150mm visible face, the decking board boasts an integrated gutter system, channelling water away from your structure to create a beautiful, low maintenance deck and a usable, dry space below, whilst simultaneously creating an attractive integrated soffit detail.

The beautiful plank-look surface features the latest technology and can be installed rapidly as no clips are required. The boards span up to 1m (based on stringent 2019 2kN load criteria according to BS 6399-1:1996).

The lightweight 27mm profile means it is ideal for new builds as well as refurbishments where the fire ratings of existing 28mm timber decking are insufficient. The unique surface keeps cool in hot weather and has low slip potential in all directions.

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.

Cedar – RAL 1019

Mist – RAL 7001

Anthracite – RAL 7043

Our boards feature an innovative, patent-pending tongue-and-grove design, which ensures that they can be fitted quickly and easily, without the need for cutting. Each aluminium board also has a double skin with an eye-catching grooved surface and uniform underside to prevent water dripping below the deck. The in-built grooves make the decking surface slip resistant, improving overall safety and further cementing Dura Deck Aluminium as an ideal choice for high rise balconies and building applications.

With a 150mm visible face, the fireproof decking board boasts an integrated gutter system, channelling water away from your structure to create a low maintenance deck with a useable, dry space below. Simultaneously, this creates an attractive integrated soffit detail. The grooved design offers a traditional plank-look surface that features the latest technology and can be installed rapidly – with no clips being required.

Dura Deck Aluminium comes with a 25-year manufacturer warranty, subject to a correct and proper maintenance regime.

SUITABILITY

Recessed Galvanised Steel,
Projected Galvanised Steel &
Recessed Concrete Balcony Construction
PLUS Terraces & Walkways Of
All Types Requiring A2 Fire Rating

MATERIAL

6063 – T6 Grade Aluminium

BOARD LENGTH

3660mm

BOARD THICKNESS

27mm

PROFILE WIDTH

Decking Board: 178mm
Visible Face: 150mm Width
Starter Trim: 61.16mm
Finishing Trim: 53.15mm

PROFILE WEIGHT (PER LINEAR METER)

Decking Board: 2kg/Mt
Starter Trim: 0.84kg/Mt
Finishing Trim: 0.47kg/Mt

LOAD CRITERIA

2KN Point Load
5KN UDL per M²

MAX CLEAR SPAN

1m Based On L/200 Deflection

FINISH

3 Attractive Colours
Anti-Slip Powder Coating
Warranty Against Colour Peel

LIFE-TIME EXPECTANCY

+60 Years

FIXINGS METHOD

Hidden Screw Fix
(no clips required)

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 aluminium 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 Dura aluminium 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.

Aluminium Decking Applications

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.

  • Highrise balconies
  • Rooftop terraces
  • Walkways
  • Hotels
  • Pub and restaurant terraces
  • Student accommodation
  • Lorry and trailer beds
  • Stage flooring
  • Commercial flooring
  • Park homes and holiday lodges
  • Schools and universities
  • Hospitals
  • Public buildings

Download the Dura Deck Aluminium BIM Object Here

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a term that describes the process of creating and managing digital information about a built asset and can form part of the process of creating a Digital Twin – i.e. the exact representation of a building as digital data.

Dura Composites BIM objects meet the requirements of the NBS BIM Object Standard. The NBS BIM Object Standard defines the information, geometry, behaviour and presentation requirements of BIM objects. This standardisation gives designers a reassurance of the quality of BIM objects and enables greater collaboration and a more efficient information exchange across the construction industry.

All compliant BIM objects on the NBS National BIM Library have their own certificate of compliance, and this can be accessed directly from within the BIM object. Download our Dura Deck Aluminium decking BIM object now.





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