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At Polydeck, our leading non-slip composite surface and structure team have once again been providing clients with our super-safe and effective anti-slip solutions.
In our latest case study, we reveal how we were recently able to assist South Somerset District Council in revamping the outdated boardwalk at Yeovil Country Park.
Anti-slip solutions for rotting timber from Polydeck
The dedicated Polydeck team were contacted by South Somerset District Council, as they required a long-term solution to a rotting timber boardwalk at Yeovil Country Park.
Yeovil Country Park is set within 160 acres of countryside, with a network of footpaths and waterways following the path of the River Yeo that is open year-round to the public.
With the continuing aim to keep the public safe whilst visiting Yeovil Country Park, their 100+ meters of boardwalk needed to be replaced with a safer alternative. The existing boardwalk was less than 10 years old, had become a slip hazard to visitors and was fast becoming structurally unsafe due to rot.
With that much boardwalk to replace, the park staff needed an alternative that was easy to install as they planned on fitting it themselves
Polydeck provided a simple anti-slip solution
Polydeck were able to manufacture a solution to meet all South Somerset District Council’s requirements.
Polydeck suggested the use of their brown castellated, 45mm thick GRP decking planks for the walking surface of their boardwalk.
The planks are produced using silicon carbide grit which provides a safe anti – slip surface and the GRP means no weather deterioration, including no rot. This means Polydeck’s boardwalk’s have an incredible life– span of 30 years. Polydeck’s boardwalks are supplied in kit form for getting to tricky countryside locations. It’s light– weight and easy to install. This is especially important to those who don’t wish to employ installers and decide to take a boardwalk on as a DIY project, just as South Somerset District Council did.
South Somerset District Council got a small team together and installed the 100+ meters themselves. Kristy Davies, Countryside Ranger at Yeovil Country Park, commented
“We have received some lovely positive comments from visitors who say that the newly installed boardwalk provides a smart, safe and clean route through an otherwise inaccessible reed bed”.