Aluminium decking is a popular choice for residential and commercial decking projects due to its wide range of qualities. For domestic applications, it provides a great lifespan and strength and for commercial applications, its non-combustible properties make it an excellent decking solution.
Aluminium decking boards are more modern than traditional decking materials and offer many innovative features that other decking options can't provide. For example, an inbuilt drainage system helps to channel water off the deck and protects the substructure below.
The top benefit of aluminium decking systems is that, unlike other combustible materials such as composite decking, it is fire rated and non-combustible. Since the introduction of new fire regulations in the aftermath of the Grenfell tower fire disaster, this is an important factor when installing decking on high rise buildings particularly. Aluminium balcony decking is now one of the few materials allowed to be installed in high rise projects.
The key benefits of Aluminium decking:
Great fire rating and non-combustible
High span capabilities between joists
Inbuilt decking drainage
Full seal for waterproofing
Doesn’t rust or rot
Anti-wear powder coated design
Read our Advantages of Aluminium Decking Blog for a full overview of the pros and cons!
Aluminium Decking Prices
To calculate your aluminium decking price simply add the decking components you require to your basket and it will show you the totals. The best way is to start by working out how many decking boards you require and then build from there by adding decking Gutters and End stops as required for your deck size and shape. The benefit of modern aluminium decking, like Alupave, is that it is designed to be installer friendly and intuitive to build a quote.
Items needed to build Aluminium Decking
Building an aluminium deck is easy to do, simply use the components listed below:
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Standard aluminium decking systems offer good usability; however, they don’t have any drainage capabilities so all water goes directly below onto the substructure. This can cause issues with the substructure and fixings longer term. Also, this is not ideal in open-frame balcony scenarios where it drains below!
A full-seal aluminium decking system has inbuilt drainage that protects the structure and joists whilst also channelling all water runoff to the same point for a controlled outflow. A proper full seal decking board will have channels inbuilt rather than slotted-in drains, which are hard for installers and not as effective.
Aluminium is A1 rated under the Euroclass system. The best aluminium decking systems are A2 fire rated. Specifically, a decking board, like Alupave, will achieve an A2-s1,do fire classification.
Fire ratings can vary per decking brand so always ensure you check with the manufacturer. A high-quality decking range, such as Alupave Decking, should achieve the full A2 fire rating, however, not all do!
No! When compared to other decking options, aluminium decking is very good value for money due to its exceptional lifespan and durability. Aluminium Decking boards have excellent spanning capabilities which means money can be saved with less substructure required.