Statistical Analysis Software company, SAS, are based in the beautiful 110 acre grounds of the Wittington Estate, formerly the home of Viscount Devonport.

They were looking to ensure that both a timber walkway and some timber planks, used as stair nosings, in the grounds of their UK offices, were covered with an anti slip walking surface.

The Problems faced by SAS

The timber walkway was situated directly in front of the main office reception area and was frequently used by both employees and visitors to the site. When it was raining the existing timber planks were a potential slip hazard.

Similarly, the timber planks used as nosings in the arboretum, in the extensive grounds of the estate, were also a potential slip hazard when wet.

SAS decided to cover both the bridge and the nosings with a non-slip surface, but wanted a product which did not look out of place in the beautiful grounds of Wittington Estate.

Polydeck BoardWalk anti slip panels

For the bridge, Polydeck recommended the use of our 6mm GRP BoardWalk anti slip panels to be mechanically fixed on top of existing timber bridge.

The BoardWalk panels have a timber deck effect finish as well as an integral anti slip surface, perfectly matching the surrounding rural environment.

Find out more about the non slip BoardWalk panels online.

Because they are made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester), the panels do not rot and do not require continual maintenance. The panels also have a design life of 30 years, providing a durable and safe non slip walking surface.

For the timber nosings in the arboretum grounds, Polydeck also supplied some GRP nosings with a timber deck effect finish. Normally, nosings would be a plain gritted finish and look quite industrial, however, Polydeck’s timber deck effect nosings complimented the rural surroundings exceptionally well, in addition to providing a guaranteed slip resistant surface for pedestrians and joggers.

Learn more about anti slip nosings for stairs.

The bridge and nosings were fitted over a weekend to minimise disruption at the site.