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balcony decking load bearing requirements

Load-bearing requirements for balcony decking

This article outlines requirements for balcony decking load capacity. Designing a balcony, terrace or external walkway requires careful assessment of load-bearing capacity. Essentially, it’s a structural consideration that requires the calculation of known and potential loads. Types of load When designing a balcony or terrace deck, it’s useful to consider various types of load: the…More

Fire Rated Decking Planks

Playing with a Full Deck!

In addition to our well-established range of bespoke Neatdek panels, we now have two plank options that are ideal for both refurbishments and new projects. The first of our new options is Neatlok; a closed, interlocking plank that provides privacy and directional drainage. Option two is the Neatwalk plank that is laid with 5mm gaps for…More

A job well done

A Job Well Done!

An NHBC Pride In The Job Award We have received thanks from leading retirement property developers McCarthy & Stone for our contribution to the construction of Andrews Court in Beverley, North Yorkshire.  Partly as a result of our involvement, McCarthy & Stone Manager Gary Nugent received an NHBC Pride in the Job award. John Allsop,…More

Modularity

What is Modularity?

At Neaco, many of our products boast modularity, but what does this actually mean for you as a specifier? The word ‘modular’ is usually associated with temporary structures but, for us, modularity means that our products are manufactured as a single unit or in as many units as you require. We are able to manufacture…More

coastal balustrade

Designing balustrade for coastal locations

Architectural design on coastal locations involves a set of conditions that makes the choice of durable external materials especially important. These environments are often prone to high winds, stormy weather, dampness and saltwater which can accelerate the deterioration of less resilient buildings. Wood is not a suitable long-term choice for balustrade in marine locations as…More

Slip testing

Is Aluminium Decking Safe Underfoot?

The decline in use of traditional decking materials on residential developments (such as timber and composite) has been a result of the recent government advice note, this means that more and more specifiers are opting for the non-combustible option of aluminium decking. One assumption that is often made about aluminium decking is that it will…More

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