Caversham Avenue in Enfield contacted Polydeck regarding their metal footbridge, that was in urgent need of being refurbished.

In our latest case study post, we describe the process of how we provided a solution to the problem for the outdated footbridge in question, and supply you with details on how the Polydeck team can help you with any upcoming refurbishing projects that you may have in mind!


The footbridge, which crosses over the railway line, was becoming a slip hazard for pedestrians as the existing anti-slip coating was wearing away.

Initially, Polydeck Ltd. recommended the use of GRP anti- slip panels. These would fit over the top of the existing bridge surface; however, Enfield Council did not want drill fixings into the existing bridge.

Polydeck then recommended using GRIPFAST NT Slurry. Designed for use on steel, concrete and aluminium bridges, the GRIPFAST NT Slurry is a three-part, anti-slip wearing course and waterproofing membrane, suitable for the metal footbridge.

Polydeck’s specialist contractors could solve the problem by mechanically removing the existing surface and applying a primer, the GRIPFAST NT Slurry could then be applied and dressed in a 1-3mm grey aggregate on the area.

Over a three-day period, disruption to residents was kept to a minimum as the footbridge was completed. Any excess of the aggregate was then swept away thoroughly.

Bridge Engineers at the council were delighted with the result and specified Polydeck’s GRIPFAST NT slurry system from our Slurry Systems, for another job at Duck Lees Lane in Enfield.


Used in combination with dynagrip aggregate, GRIPFAST NT Slurry system is a proven product with a typical design life of 20 years.

The product provides a durable yet light-weight, anti-slip solution for both pedestrians or heavy vehicular traffic. Covering any surface and being anti-slip, it was ideal for the Caversham Avenue footbridge.