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We haven’t supplied to Southend Pier, yet, but we have supplied a number of prestigious pier and boardwalk walkway decks both in the UK and overseas, helping coastal and recreational users access the landscape with safety and ease.
Whilst piers traditionally stretch over water to facilitate the docking of pleasure boats, boardwalks by contrast commonly span marshland or sandy areas. Both scenarios are inherently suited to the use of durable anti-slip GRP composites which withstand the harsh saltwater conditions and effects of marine and waterside environments better than traditional materials such as wood or steel.
With many hidden structural issues, maintenance, repair and renovation of these historic structures needs to be undertaken with careful assessment. As with any ageing structure, choosing low maintenance materials that are easy to install and inspect is paramount, as the cost of rectifying poorly maintained traditional materials can be extremely high.
As experts in the Marine industry for almost three decades, we design and supply of the walkway substructure, surface deck and access ramps, we’ve worked hard to develop a range of innovative solutions that are designed to solve the real world challenges faced by coastal and marshland environments.
d2 Dura Grating
Offering the best performance to weight ratio ever seen in the industry – making it quicker and cheaper to install for piers, promenades, boardwalks and other walkways. Available in Micro Mesh, Mini Mesh and Standard Mesh varieties, it offers improved light transmittance to support the needs of diverse wildlife and the aperture sizes comply with BS 4592 and the European 20mm Ball Falling Test to ensure maximum safety. Tested to over a million footfalls and achieving ultra-low slip potential in our most recent tests, the hard-wearing anti-slip surface is suited to pedestrians with all kinds of mobility needs, wheelchairs and wheeled equipment. We also offer a Solid Top (covered) variant for areas where no visibility to the water is required.
d2 Dura Profile
To support the walking surface, our structural profiles are non-conductive, non-corrosive, chemically resistant and fire-resistant. The proven versatility of d2 Dura Profile makes it a logical and cost-effective alternative to carbon, steel, aluminium, wood or other conventional materials. We carry one of the largest stock holdings of GRP profiles in the country including Angle, Channel, Box and Tube sections, all of which are designed to meet or exceed the higher performance E23 grade requirement of the BS EN 13706 standard (which covers the specification of GRP pultruded profiles).
d2 Dura Slab
Dura Slab is a precision-engineered heavy-duty structural flooring slab designed to replace heavy concrete and steel. Its lightweight design dramatically reduces the cost of installation, maintenance and transport. Panels can be fitted with in-built lifting eyes, making them easy to deploy, without compromising on strength and safety. Dura Slab can be specified for use as commercial decks on applications such as piers, promenades, boardwalks and bridges as a heavy duty floor slab to replace concrete. The combination of the lightweight design, anti-slip surface, fire and corrosion resistant properties means the scenarios for its use are virtually endless.
Composite Boardwalk Decking
Is there anything more romantic than walking down a boardwalk in the evening as the sunsets on the horizon? But the last thing you want is for your visitors to trip over some rotting, degraded timber. With our composite timber boards, rotting is a thing of the past. Their anti-slip, mould resistant, hard-wearing, fire-resistant properties make them the ideal replacement for traditional materials. With our Dura Deck Eco and Dura Deck Flip composite boards, you can have the look and feel of wood, with its traditional grains, but without any of the maintenance issues. Meaning your visitors can enjoy their romantic strolls once more.
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