Case Studies - Center Parcs Longleat Forest
A popular UK short break destination chose Gripsure to replace its iconic wooden boardwalk as part of a new structure with non-slip, eye-catching decking.
Center Parcs Longleat Forest in Wiltshire needed to replace the former boardwalk which formed a main thoroughfare for the village and had been well used by visitors for the past 20 years.
Gripsure’s Heritage board was the perfect choice to revamp the walkway, with its innovative non-slip decking guaranteeing the safety of guests and staff, whatever the weather.
A representative for Center Parcs Ltd, said: “The Heritage board within the Gripsure range very much matched what we were looking for by giving good coverage in terms of non- slip but also retaining the feel of using a natural product.
“We are very pleased with the results. We had trialled some of the boards in another area of the village so were confident about how it would perform but the decking has really helped to give an excellent finish to the whole look of the boardwalk.”
Opting for the thicker, 50mm decking due to the span and use of the boardwalk, the structure was designed and installed by B and B Innovations. The firm created an innovative boardwalk with no bolts passing through any of the structural timbers. Unusually the decking was also fixed underneath to minimise water ingressions with both methods designed to maximise the life cycle of the boardwalk.
And they added that they were so impressed with the quality, safety and finish of the product that they have specified Gripsure products within the Center Parcs Standard Details for use on bridges, boardwalks, steps and deck areas in the future.
Photo credit to B and B Innovations.