Neaco launches new fireproof decking solution for balconies

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Neaco launches new fireproof decking solution for balconies

Neaco, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of modular balcony flooring, has introduced an innovative new decking concept to its well-established Neatdek range.

Neatdek HW’s cutting-edge design incorporates a unique U-shaped concealed drainage channel. This system sits beneath the discreet gaps in the decking surface and directs water away from the balcony. This protects balconies below from water ingress and removes the need for balcony soffits and downpipes. It also provides a safer, anti-slip surface for residents that is easy to maintain. Not only does the hidden drainage system below the decking make Neatdek HW aesthetically pleasing, but it also offers high levels of privacy by restricting the view from above and below, making it ideal flooring for balconies.

Engineered to the highest standard, the popular aluminium Neatdek range reduces the risk of balcony fires and increases safety due to its fireproof properties. All products adhere to the Government’s proposed changes to the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018, which would see a ban on combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings.

 

A1 rated decking

All products meet the Euroclass A1 fire rating – the highest achievable score for non-combustibility – and are fully compliant with Class 0 of Approved Document B ‘Fire Safety’. They also have the highest possible rating (0) in the BS 476 Fire Test Series, in the categories of Non-Combustibility, Ignitibility, Fire Propagation and Surface Spread of Flame.

Installation of Neatdek is simple thanks to its excellent spanning capabilities. It reduces the need for structural supports in balcony build projects, saving on the cost of labour and materials.

Lloyd Dalton, International Sales Manager at Neaco, commented:

“Fire safety modifications for balconies are increasingly being stipulated due to concerns about fire risk, which is why aluminium decking is being specified more and more by architects and project managers. It is also a third of the weight of steel, but still offers excellent load-bearing strength, and is incredibly durable and long-lasting. This demand has seen significant investment in the development of our Neatdek range, with Neatdek HW as our latest addition.”