Fire-resistant, slip-resistant, wear-resistant AliDeck Aluminium Decking is a safe and aesthetic choice for your walkway decking
With an ever-increasing shift towards non-combustible building materials at height following the Grenfell tragedy, the use of combustible materials in any part of a building’s specification might soon be affected by evolving legislation. The future-proofing of development plans against further fire-safety restrictions is beginning to see compliant materials specified for use in areas outside of the external façade of buildings or at low and ground levels, limiting options for developers and often precluding the use of familiar materials for walkways.
You will be delighted to hear, then, that we have the perfect off-the-shelf solution; the AliDeck System.
AliDeck, as part of the Milwood Group of aluminium extrusion specialist companies, have decades of experience in manufacturing aluminium outdoors living systems. Launching AliDeck as a standalone brand in 2019, we have continually developed our range of aluminium decking products to stay at the cutting edge of fit-for-purpose and compliant deck solutions.
The AliDeck range of products is now a fully-developed and inter-compatible aluminium decking system, and delivers the flexibility required to adapt to any walkway scenario.
To talk about your walkway decking requirements, please call the AliDeck team today on 01622 235 672 or read on for further information.
Architects and Specifiers look for compliant and future-proof options for walkway decking
As building regulations continue to evolve towards a more fire safe position, architects are increasingly looking to future-proof their designs by only specifying non-combustible materials. With aluminium decking the number one choice for balcony decking, the features and benefits of aluminium metal decking are now well understood, leading to their increased uptake across the full scope of a development.
AliDeck provide an off-the-shelf fully-compliant walkway decking solution
The AliDeck System is a fully-tested, certified, and compliant range of products. With a host of 20mm and 30mm decking boards available in flat or ridged specification, along with a range of support joists, the AliDeck System is suitable for all walkway or rampway applications.
Richard Izzard, AliDeck Managing Director, said “The AliDeck System was designed to provide versatility, and was specifically developed to work equally as well in walkways as in balconies and terraces.”
“We have subjected our AliDeck decking board range to a barrage of tests to prove its safety and durability,” continued Richard. “Achieving A-Rating for fire safety, AliDeck products are certified non-combustible and provide no contribution to the spread of fire. The boards also underwent rigorous slip-resistance testing, in wet and dry conditions, and were shown to pose a “Low Risk” for slips. Coupled with our excellent accelerated wear certification, the AliDeck System is clearly an ideal decking solution for use in walkways.”
The AliDeck System of Aluminium Walkway Decking Boards and Joists
The AliDeck System is fast becoming the de-facto standard choice for decking applications in developments around the country. With architects increasingly specifying the AliDeck range of aluminium decking into their plans, our products are providing fire-resistant, slip-resistant, and wear-resistant deck surfaces to balconies, terraces, and, of course, walkways in all parts of the UK.
Our in-house design service has worked closely with architects and developers to help them fully incorporate AliDeck into their walkway and rampway designs. With high-footfall expected in these areas, safety and durability was always an absolute requirement for these projects and the AliDeck spec delivered the necessary safety standard.
The AliDeck range is non-combustible, slip-resistant and durable
Safety is our primary concern and ensuring that our products are fit for purpose in this regard has formed the core of our research and development process.
Independently fire-safety tested to EN 13823, EN 13501 and EN ISO 1716, all elements of the AliDeck System achieve Euroclass Classifications of A2-s1, d0 and A2fl-s1, satisfying legal requirements and ensuring compliance for new build and retrofit projects. Additionally, AliDeck decking boards have undergone Slip Resistance testing and all AliDeck boards have been certified as “Low Risk” for slips in wet and dry conditions.
Alongside our Fire and Slip Resistance certification, our AliDeck Boards have undergone and passed Accelerated Wear testing. These tests included an “automatic foot” stepping on the board surface 100,000 times. The test results stated that the AliDeck boards passed and showed “no observable wear”, thereby earning Accelerated Wear certification.
|A1||Non-combustible/No contribution to fire|
|A2||Non-combustible/No contribution to fire|
|B||Very limited contribution to fire|
|C||Limited contribution to fire|
|D||Acceptable contribution to fire|
|E||Acceptable contribution to fire|
|F||No performance requirements|
|S1||Smoke emission absent or weak|
|S2||Smoke emission of average intensity|
|S3||Smoke emission of high intensity|
AliDeck are the UK’s aluminium metal decking experts
AliDeck, as part of the Milwood Group, has decades of experience in manufacturing outdoors structures from aluminium with a huge portfolio of installed canopies, verandas, carports and more in all areas of the UK.
Launched as a standalone brand in 2019, AliDeck have co-developed a non-combustible, sustainable and easy-to-install aluminium metal decking system with unique and patented features to improve slip-resistance, drainage, and durability while achieving excellent cost-effectiveness compared to traditional timber, composite decking or other metal solutions.
With developers and architects across the country working in a renewed atmosphere of scrutiny following the Grenfell tragedy, AliDeck’s expertise has been relied upon to ensure that all specified decking elements exceed safety standards and comply with all new legislation.
AliDeck’s decking products have been installed in balcony, terrace and walkway projects the length and breadth of the country and AliDeck are fast becoming the go-to decking supplier for architects and contractors for new-build and retrofit sites.
Independently tested to EN 13823, EN 13501 and EN ISO 1716, the AliDeck System achieves Fire Ratings of A2-s1, d0 and A2fl-s1, exceeding legislation and ensuring compliance for new build and renewal projects. Additionally, AliDeck decking boards have undergone Slip Resistance testing and all boards have been certified as “Low Risk” for slips in wet and dry conditions.
Beyond these crucial safety aspects, AliDeck have received very positive feedback from contractors regarding the unique installation aspects of the System. Most impactful has been the increased spanning abilities of the AliDeck boards, saving up to 50% on installation time due to reduced framework fixing and thereby reducing contractor overheads and helping projects deliver on budget.
Additionally, with fixings made directly through the AliDeck boards rather than by using brackets, installation is quick, easy, and very stable. Finally, having passed Accelerated Wear Testing, the durability of the AliDeck products has been a key feature, giving contractors and developers the peace-of-mind of knowing that the products will last for decades, backed by the AliDeck 30 Year Product Warranty.
The AliDeck System of aluminium decking for balconies, terraces, and walkways
The AliDeck System is a family of configurable aluminium metal decking products, including decking boards, joists, pedestals and accessories. With all elements of the AliDeck System being compatible with each other, total flexibility is provided to cope with any balcony, terrace or walkway decking situation.
Designed as a cohesive suite of products, the AliDeck System is continually developed to always meet the requirements of our clients. Recent innovations include a cost-effective entry-level decking board designed for the retrofit and replacement market, a positively-drained Balcony Drainage System and a simple but effective load-spreading plate.