Get a grip on the latest decking issues

Bear Wood opens to the public

Written by Tom Anderson | 14th August 2019

Timber   Gripsure News  

Here at Gripsure we are delighted to see our non-slip boards in situ at the Wild Place Project's latest attraction - Bear Wood. The 700 metre elevated boardwalk guides visitors through ancient woodland to give unprecedented views of the bears and other species re-introduced at the exhibition.

Following a recent advice note on balconies on residential buildings from the Ministry of Housing we have seen an increase in queries and enquiries from housing associations, developers, architects and contractors seeking clarification on what fire rating their deck boards need to achieve to meet the current building regulations. In this blog we will explore what prompted the recent advice note, the changes made to the building regulations last year following the Hackett review and what fire rated products Gripsure offer.

From time to time, we get asked to provide our deck boards structurally graded to C16 or C24. This is something we can offer our clients on request, but is this really necessary for timber deck boards?

In this blog piece, we explore how softwood boards are appearance graded at source and discuss how the structural grading rules cannot be applied to deck boards due to the application of the timber.



Gripsure were shortlisted for the first AJ Specification Awards in the landscape category for the Rising Path project at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens.

Jo takes on the Thames Path Challenge

Written by Debbie Phillips | 8th October 2018

Gripsure News  

Gripsure’s office manager Jo recently took on the Thames Path 100km Challenge to raise money and awareness for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS).