Get a grip on the latest decking issues
How to add value to your garden (without spending a fortune!)
Did you know the average Brit spends 86 minutes a week gardening? Well it's time well spent as it has been reported that an attractive garden can increase property value by up to 20%. This means that with the average UK house price sitting at £248,000 (ONS, 2020) your outdoor space could be worth just short of £50,000. But how do you add value to your garden? Here are our 5 quick wins (without breaking the bank)...
3rd July 2020
Slip ratings, hazards and solutions for deck boards
As the name suggests, at Gripsure we specialise in non-slip deck boards and pride ourselves on the quality and...
20th November 2019
Know all the facts when considering using a composite decking board
In this blog we delve behind the glossy marketing claims and discuss some of the issues with composite decking...
24th October 2019
Pre-order your TDCA 2020 charity calendar today
Copies of the TDCA's 2020 charity calendar are now available to pre order. Gripsure are delighted that our two...
27th August 2019
What fire rating do deck boards need to achieve when used on balconies?
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.
4th July 2019
Do I need to use structurally graded timber for deck boards?
From time to time, we get asked to provide our deck boards structurally graded to C16 or C24. This is something...
18th June 2019
Eight decking myths busted
There are many common myths and misconceptions about decking, we look at eight of the most common myths in this...
4th October 2017
What rules and regulations do I need to follow to build a timber deck?
Timber decking is incredibly versatile, but before you install decking it is important to understand what rules...
12th December 2017
Which type of wood is best for timber decking?
While pressure treated softwood is the most common option for decking there are alternatives on the market, which...
4th August 2017