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Whether you’re looking at technology, cars, or even outdoor balcony decking, the same always applies. You want to get it right.

Making the right choice from the get-go means you can move on to the next project without any concern.

Composite decking is becoming a much more universal choice for architects and specifiers looking for a non-combustible balcony decking option. However, it’s not as simple as selecting composite decking, there are varying levels on the market which could affect your project and its fire rating.

The options available for non-combustible balcony decking are increasingly wider as manufacturers focus their attention on producing A-rated external flooring products.

With choices ranging from aluminium decking to porcelain, stone, and everything in between, it can be easy to stick to what you know.

Despite this though, one material continuing to make an impression on the industry is composites. Providing a non-combustible alternative to timber, it’s becoming a common choice for specifiers and end-users alike.

Timber is one of the most sought-after materials when it comes to balcony flooring, but for obvious reasons, it isn’t always suitable.

Highly combustible and requiring regular treatment to ensure longevity, architects and specifiers are using alternatives that not only meet the latest fire regulations but also give a similar aesthetic.

2022 is already upon us and you’ll be starting to think about your projects over the next year.

When you’re looking at balcony flooring, it’s fair to say that over the past couple of years, finding the perfect flooring materials has been more difficult. With fire safety regulations and tighter building legislation, you are now working with a reduced menu of materials to choose from.

Despite this, you can be assured that there are plenty of options available. 

Introduction Since the 2018 change in Building Regulations, which were brought about by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, any residential high rise above 18m is banned from using combustible cladding. Similar regulations towards external flooring were also introduced, which means that high rise external flooring construction must specify class A rated decking systems.  In February, we heard from the UK...

We often get asked about the differences between adjustable pedestals (such as the A-PED) and rail/joist systems (AR-SYSTEMS & REIF DuraLink), since they seemingly fulfil the same function: supporting the application of raised floor areas.    However, different situations may call for different solutions (and in some cases, a combination!). In this post, we aim...

If you’re a specifier looking for options for decking that will achieve a Class A fire rating, either for a high-rise building’s balcony or terrace, then this blog will give you a great overview of the options available. From sustainable material choices such as aluminium and natural stone to more...