SHERA decking is another option for the flooring of balconies and cladding on high-rise buildings. This stylish alternative to traditional decking materials meets the latest building regulations and fire safety advice for the UK balcony market. It is Euroclass A2 fire-rated and has gone through vigorous testing for that classification.
Aluminium is at risk of oxidisation and rust over time. Buildings near coastal towns and cities and even near tidal rivers like the Thames see accelerated deterioration because of this. So, for many contractors building in these areas, SHERA is the go-to choice. That’s because Shera will not oxidise on contact with water due to its water-resistant properties.
Made of fibre cement, SHERA has the natural appearance of a composite or timber board and is available in a range of different colours. Whether you prefer a Modern Grey, Brown Wenge, Tropical Oak, or anything in between, there’s plenty to choose from. This makes up for the lack of style choices available if you choose aluminium decking.
SHERA is also incredibly easy to install and can be attached with a Clip Lock System. That means there’s no need for drilling or screwing while still achieving a neat and seamless finish. If you’re building a medium to high-rise residential building with lots of balconies, this will be a big time-saver.
In choosing SHERA over aluminium, you’re also making the more economical choice. Aluminium is known for its high price point whereas SHERA is more affordable. Plus, with its rot, frost and heat resistant qualities and expected service life of over 50 years — it’s a worthwhile investment. The fibre cement decking board has also been measured for its stability and was found to experience no warping. The decking is also incredibly low maintenance. An annual clean and regular sweep is all it needs to be kept in top condition.