When Bournemouth County Council found the cost of the originally specified composite deck board for Queens Park Golf Club significantly over budget, an alternative solution was required. The specifier from Bournemouth County Council requested samples of JB CitiDeck® to evaluate its suitability.
The location of the decked area is in front of the restaurant and forms part of the childrens play area. The new decking solution had to be delivered within a moderate budget, be easy to clean and maintain, provide a high level of slip resistance and be aesthetically pleasing.
The deck in places is over hung by trees. This became the main reason for the change of specification from a grooved board to a smooth profile deck board. Leaf debris is very difficult to clean from the castellation in grooved deck boards. For the same cleaning and maintenance reasons the smooth boards would prove beneficial in the food service areas. The smooth boards are easier to clean and less likely to collect food debris.
JB CitiDeck has a less abrasive anti-slip aggregate so presents less of a trip hazard when changing surface for the less able. The finer grit is also more suitable for use in and around childrens play areas as it is less harsh.
This combination of smooth boards and finer grit, initially developed to meet the inclusivity targets of the London 2012 venues, makes the surface much more comfortable for wheel chairs users.
Installation of the decked area was carried out by The Landscape Group as part of the renovation of the Golf club and leisure facilities for Bournemouth County Council.
All JB CitiDeck deck boards are supplied with full FSC or PEFC chain of custody and are guaranteed against rot and insect attack for 25 years.