The Polydeck team have once again been helping clients improve the safety and appearance of public areas, with the Jubiliee Trail in Dorset becoming the latest area to receive the Polydeck treatment.

In this case study, we explain how we were able to support Dorset Council in upgrading this busy footpath, as well as provide information on how we can support you with your renovation projects too!

Timber was becoming hazardous on the Jubilee Trail

Dorset Council were in need of a boardwalk over some muddy ground along their Jubilee Trail in Dorchester.

The Jubilee Trail is a footpath stretching almost 90 miles from Forde Abbey on the Somerset border, to Bokerley Dyke on Dorset’s Eastern border. The new boardwalk was needed on Moreton East of Dorchester to help improve walker’s accessibility on the trail.

With the continuing aim to keep the public safe whilst enjoying the Jubilee Trail, Dorset Council required 36 meters of boardwalk that was anti– slip and made from durable, non– rotting materials.  Having used Polydeck’s anti– slip flooring in the past, Dorset Council opted for their boardwalk decking as a long– term solution to the muddy and potentially hazardous ground.

Polydeck were able to provide a GRP solution

Polydeck were able to manufacture to meet all Dorset Council’s requirements.  Polydeck suggested the use of their brown castellated, 45mm thick glass reinforced polyester (GRP) decking planks for the walking surface of the 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.

The boardwalks are made to order can be manufactured in a range of colours and thicknesses dependant on the customers’ requirements. If installing within a rural location, they can be made to look just like timber.

Paul Kitchen, Purbeck Countryside Ranger at Dorset Council commented

“We have received some positive comments from regular walkers who say that the newly installed boardwalk provides a smart, safe and clean route through an otherwise difficult part of the trail”.