Abbey Woods are very pleased to be the distributor in Ireland for Marley Eternit ( formally John Brash ) Decking products.
Marley Eternit Decking is a selected joinery grade European Redwood Decking.
Anti-slip timber decking boards continue to be an increasingly popular choice for commercial applications particularly across the education, leisure and lifestyle, health, retail and public sectors.
For high risk areas use our JB AnitslipPlus range and for where a smooth profile for mobility is required then use our JB Citideck range.
Marley Eternit timber decking has a 25 year guarantee against rot and decay.
Anti slip Deck Boards
JB CitiDeck features two non-slip inserts with white or coloured aggregate and come in both strength classes C16 and C24
- Characteristic smooth profile
- Ideal for the urban environment and inclusive access
- Less abrasive grit and smooth boards to provide a more even surface for wheelchairs, prams etc.
- Smooth profile is easy to clean
- Coloured inserts or wider antislip strips can be used to demonstrate stairs or changes in level
JB Antslip Plus®
JB Antislip Plus® timber decking boards have been specifically designed to provide a durable and effective external anti-slip surface to minimise any risk of slips, falls and personal injury in adverse weather conditions.
JB Antislip Plus® timber decking boards have been specifically designed to provide a durable and effective external anti-slip surface to minimise any risk of slipping even in adverse weather conditions.
For most uses two non slip inserts are appropriate, however there are instances where three inserts should be used, for example on a public walkway which crosses water.
Boards are graded to BS 4978:2007+A1:2011 Strength Class C16 or C24.
C16 is suitable for most landscaping and commercial applications such as stairs and ramps.
C24 is suitable for applications where there may be higher loads or there is the need for wider joist centres. These may include bridge decks, boardwalks and balconies. These premium boards are further inspected to ensure there are no knot holes or excessive dead knots.
Many conventional timber deck boards can become slippery in wet conditions and hence present the danger of slips, falls and personal injury. Marley Eternit has long recognised this problem and the need to provide enhanced grip with its range of structural timber decking products for all commercial applications including schools, business parks, universities, theme parks, zoos etc.
Marley Eternit (formally John Brash) has developed the JB Antislip Plus® insert in-house and have their own production facility. Complete control is taken at all stages of the production process. The production runs within their ISO 9001 quality assurance scheme.
JB Antislip Plus® has been independently tested by the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) using a Stanley Pendulum Test (the operation and calibration of which are described in BS7976:2002 parts 1 and 3) operated to the current issue# of the United Kingdom Slip Resistance Group (UKSRG) guidelines (Issue 3, 2005).
The samples were tested with Slider 96 Rubber, also known as Four-S Rubber (Standard Simulated Shoe Sole), which was developed to represent a footwear material of moderate performance. Using Slider 96 Rubber, the Pendulum Test Values (PTVs) achieved significantly exceed the minimum required classification for low potential for slip. Under the UKSRG guidelines, a surface is required to have a PTV of 36 or above to be considered to have a low potential for slip
The results of the HSL test are as follows:
JB Antislip Plus® with 2 inserts: Average* PTV = 63 when wet (27 above required standard)
JB Antislip Plus® with 3 inserts: Average* PTV = 69 when wet (33 above required standard)
JB Antislip Plus® with 2 inserts: Average* PTV = 78 when dry (42 above required standard)
JB Antislip Plus® with 3 inserts: Average* PTV = 81 when dry (45 above required standard)
# Correct at date of printing.
*Testing carried out using castellated (grooved) boards to a variety of different orientations.
Date of testing: August 2007.
For most uses 2 antislip inserts are appropriate, however there are instances where 3 inserts should be used, for example on a public walkway which crosses water.