Marley Antislip decking has been specified to build a brand new community in Leicester.
European redwood decking from Marley has been used to create a timber boardwalk, providing a scenic pedestrian link and acting as a focal point for the entrance of the New Lubbesthorpe development.
New Lubbesthorpe is an ambitious project to develop a complete community, including 4,250 high quality new homes, two primary schools, a secondary school, as well as retail and business space.
Creating a natural aesthetic for the site was very important and landscape architects FPCR Environment & Design have been involved in the project since its inception in 2008. As part of their detailed work, they designed a large boardwalk to provide pedestrian access to the new homes and to make an impressive entrance feature for both residents and visitors.
Marley’s Antislip Plus decking, with a smooth profile, was chosen to create the boardwalk, giving pedestrians the opportunity to walk over, or around the lake, adding a park-like aesthetic to the entrance of the site. The curved boardwalk also features wooden benches, so residents can stop and take in their surroundings.
Marley Antislip decking boards are specifically designed to provide a durable and effective external anti-slip surface to minimise any risk of slipping – even in adverse weather conditions. They use a unique formula of resin-based aggregate inserts, which are injected into the deck board grooves.
Over 3,000 metres of the Antislip Plus decking was installed on the New Lubbesthorpe boardwalk. The boards were also treated with MicroPro, a preservative system which incorporates micronized copper co-biocides to improve durability and provide a natural timber look.
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