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Essential Tips For Decking Installation

03 August 2021

When it comes to the construction of decking systems, you need a solution that overcomes a variety of challenges. Whether it’s allowing for uneven groundwork or providing effective drainage, meeting fire ratings or working with unusual design layouts, clever design must be at the heart of your specification.

With decades of decking supply and installation experience and five ranges of adjustable floor pedestals, you can trust that we have the pedestal for every project.

In this article, we will discuss the needs and requirements of decking systems and the essential tips you need to know to ensure spot-on installation.

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Non-Combustible Decking Pedestals

Your choice of decking system and raised floor pedestals will be determined by the surface material you choose for your decking. From timber and composite through to aluminium decking, there are plenty of options to choose from. Take a look at our partners over at Alfresco floors for some great non-combustible surface material options.

For use with non-combustible Class A fire-rated external flooring projects requiring a deck board, there are couple of timber-alternatives; aluminium decking is a standard option but engineered options such as ZERODECK tick the box on quality.     To ensure the whole decking system is compliant with building fire regulations, we recommend our range of A-PED pedestals and accessories. Made from recycled aluminium and zinc-coated steel, the A-PED is Class A1 fire-rated and adjustable from 42mm to 282mm. For any other decking surface options, you can choose from our range of other pedestals systems – DPH, PB, BC for standard installations, and BC-FR for B-rated decking.

Choosing Decking Pedestals for Specific Site Challenges

Specifying your decking pedestals can come down to critical features of them which can cater for specific site challenges you might be facing with your external flooring project. For projects with a high complexity of design or unusual decking areas, we recommend the Buzon BC range of raised floor pedestals as their uniquely designed spacer tabs enable creative and non-standard deck layouts.

For sites with technical challenges such as slope correction requirements or the need for a low build-up solution, we recommend the Buzon DPH pedestals as their inbuilt slope correction facilitates perfectly level decking and the ALUrail rail decking system where the void is limited.

Finally, for decking projects which require flawless edging detail or practical drainage gaps, our range of pedestal accessories from wall-edging to spacer tabs will help you create a perfect raised decking.

Check out our Pedestal Calculator

You may be wondering, how many pedestals will I need for my decking installation? Well, your question is answered with our Buzon Pedestal Calculator. Or, even better, you can contact us with your complex requirements for assistance in determining decking pedestal quantities.

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If you need help choosing the correct pedestal for your project, then why don't you get some words of wisdom from one of our pedestal experts. We actively encourage a no-obligation conversation to discuss your needs further. Call our office on+ 44 (0)20 8614 0874 today.

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