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    The Lock at Greenford Quay, London, UK

    Composite Timber Decking Terrace

    Project Overview

    The Lock at Greenford Quay is a residential development in West London, featuring 194 waterfront apartments. Valley Provincial, known for their landscaping expertise, used Dura Composites’ Class Bfl fire-rated Dura Deck Flip decking and A2 fire-rated substructure for the rooftop terrace and garden. The choice of Weathered Cedar and Pebble Grey created a natural yet safe deck.

    Enhancing the waterside setting with a natural look.

    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.

    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.

    Ben Norman

    Project Manager at Valley Provincial

    The Lock, London, Greenford, UK

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