Kennet Island

Kennet Island is a modern housing development located in Reading, Berkshire, in the south-east of England. The development comprises a range of apartments and townhouses, as well as amenities such as a gym, a convenience store, and a cafe. The development is known for its contemporary design and high-quality construction, as well as its proximity to local transport links, including the M4 motorway and Reading train station. With a focus on providing a comfortable and convenient living environment, Kennet Island is a popular choice for professionals and families alike.

A Berkeley Group project, Kennet Island is a modern housing development located in Reading, Berkshire, which comprises a range of apartments and townhouses. One of the key features of the development is its use of Gripsure non-slip Thermowood Ash decking, which was chosen for its durability, safety, and sustainability.

Thermowood is a type of timber that has been heat-treated to increase its resistance to moisture, rot, and decay. This makes it an ideal material for outdoor decking, as it can withstand the elements and remain structurally sound for many years. Gripsure supplied anti-slip Thermowood Ash deck boards to create a non-slip surface, making it safer for residents to walk around wet or slippery conditions.

At Kennet Island, the Thermowood Ash decking was used to create a series of outdoor walkways, balconies, and terraces, which are an important part of the development’s design. The decking was chosen not only for its practical benefits, but also for its aesthetic appeal, as it has a warm, natural look that complements the surrounding landscape.

To ensure that the decking met the highest safety standards, it was installed with two of Gripsure’s anti-slip inserts which enhances grip and prevents slips and falls. Gripsure non-slip decking was also chosen for its ability to resist wear and tear, which helps to maintain the decking’s appearance and performance over time.

In addition to its safety and durability benefits, the modified timber decking used at Kennet Island is also a sustainable choice. The timber is sourced from responsibly managed forests in Scandinavia, where strict environmental standards are enforced. This means that the use of Thermowood Ash helps to reduce the environmental impact of the development, while also supporting responsible forestry practices.

Overall, the use of anti-slip Thermowood Ash decking at Kennet Island has been a great success, providing a safe, durable, and sustainable outdoor flooring solution that enhances the development’s design and functionality.