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Anti Slip Decking and more...

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So I'm currently away in Australia, but its not all holiday and Im building a lovely hardwood deck in 'spotted Gum' hardwood while I'm here; photos to follow once Im done. One of Octobers jobs was a Access ramp for use with a wheel chair in Aberystwyth; the only choice for decking on this job was to use Anti Slip deck boards. These are timber deck boards with integrated strips of resin and grit. This creates a very durable and especially grippy surface to walk on, which is needed when walking or using a wheel chair on a slope The ramp/platform was built above required regulations needed for such a construction, as we wanted to make sure that turning circles for a wheel chair were easily achievable. With a less than 1:16 ratio along the sloping part of the access platform, its ensured a very easy slope to use a wheel chair along. Making the ramp from wood, not concrete was both quicker and cheaper, and we like to think it enhances the garden as well.