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Rot, erosion, as well as general wear and tear can cause any surface to fall into disrepair and footbridges are no exception. Whether you are part of a local council or you own a private footbridge, upkeep is easy with Polydeck.
Recently, Polydeck worked alongside Enfield Council and Network Rail to replace a footbridge that had suffered heavily from rotting and was nearing complete closure for safety reasons. Thankfully, the renovation was successful and Polydeck managed to save the bridge.
Of course, the safety of footbridge users is paramount when considering the upkeep, and slip-resistant surface panels are a long-term feature that is guaranteed to last for at least thirty years. The panels are made to measure, and can include DDA complaint anti-slip nosings should they be required. The nosings not only allow any visually impair
ed users navigate the bridges safely, but they are cost friendly and won’t break the bank. If tripping is a problem area for a footbridge, the nosing is a great way to upgrade and reduce accidents on the stairs.
Traditional decking can be incredibly slippery and as a result can cause accidents, but Polydeck can provide bridge decking that is not only safe, but attractive in any surrounding. Polydeck’s anti-slip bridge decking planks are made from a glass fibre that doesn’t rot. The finish is a castellated surface, which contains a near-diamond-hard aggregate. The wooden deck effect blends in perfectly with nature walks and rustic environments. Have a look at the Polydeck bridge decking here.
However, if the bridge is being used for cycleways, footpaths or factory buildings the GRIPFAST NT Anti Slip Slurry is a lightweight solution with a smoother surface and is excellent for urban areas. Find out more about non slip slurry systems.
Sometimes the best, or cheapest solution for a damaged footbridge is to completely replace it instead of investing in repairing it. Polydeck’s Polybridge Composite Bridge is an ideal product as it can be constructed and delivered depending on the build stage and location necessary. The Polybridge provides users with a wood-grain finished path to ensure a natural aesthetic, blending with the scenery. Lasting for at least thirty years, these footbridges are incredibly sturdy. Get more information about Polydeck’s latest innovation, the Polybridge.