As work gets underway to replace combustible cladding on residential buildings, high-rise balconies are also facing scrutiny due to the continued use of flammable materials such as timber, composite and plastic pedestals.
With over 450,000 flats said to be impacted, many are suggesting that the industry needs to act quickly in order to rectify the ‘mistakes of the past’.
With the launch of their latest non-combustible paving and decking system, The AR-Deck & AR-Pave, Alfresco Floors are set to facilitate the growing need for a safe, compliant and stylish solution for use in high-rise residential projects.
Manufactured in the UK, the 100% aluminium system comprises of a fully adjustable pedestal, joist subframe and built-in slope corrector. Its aim is to significantly speed up installation time, whilst providing specifiers with a fully A-rated solution in very short lead times.
The AR-Deck and AR-Pave system allows specifiers to incorporate a variety of Alfresco Floors’ Class A-Rated surface options, including Aluminium deck boards, Italian-made Porcelain Tiles and Concrete Paving, allowing specifiers to deliver a competitively-priced, A-Rated paving and decking solution without compromising on style – a key message that the team at Alfresco Floors’ are keen to promote.
Alfresco Floors, which is the sister company to The Outdoor Deck Company and Buzon UK Ltd, have put a lot of time into fire related products, producing an e-Book on product requirements for A-rated external flooring, running CPDs for architects and landscape professionals, and offering full technical site-specific advice.
Mike Wilderink said: “We identified a huge gap in the UK supply chain to the UK construction industry for a quality fire-rated external flooring system that would meet the new 2019 edition ‘Approved Document B’ - Building Regulations for England”.
The launch of Alfresco Floors’ Euroclass Fire-Rated system - and their wide variety of Class A-Rated external flooring products - comes at a time when non-combustible materials are a crucial component of any high-rise project.