Category Archives: Gripclad Blog

The things you probably don’t know about Decking…

The myth about Decking ridges In decking construction there is one question that is sure to ignite passionate argument: Should decking ridges face up or down? There are debates that just won’t end.   Decking timber usually has ridges that run along the length of the board. Also called “grooves” or “reeds”. These ridges on […]

The use of GRP Flooring is growing

Most commercial and industrial flooring access is time-consuming to put together, whether it is straight to the subfloor or a raised elevated structural floor project, either way, it’s usually quite labour intensive. In the commercial and industrial sectors, specifiers and developers are still using traditional flooring material such as metal, wood or concrete, but it’s heavy, and […]

April Showers could mean slips, trips & falls

Oscar Wilde said the conversation about it was the last refuge of the unimaginative, while Bill Bryson noted that it’s most striking characteristic is that there isn’t much of it. The weather – and the British obsession with talking about it – has been puzzling outsiders for decades. Rainy weather means slippery surfaces, but this […]

We love our Surface Mounted Corduroy Tactiles

The purpose of a corduroy surface is to warn visually impaired people of the presence of specific hazards such as; steps, level crossings or the approach to on-street light rapid transit (LRT) platforms. It is also used where a footway joins a shared route. It conveys the message of ‘hazard, proceed with caution’. At GripClad, […]

Why use Pultruded composites?

We have many customers in the construction industry who come to us looking for alternatives for things like their bridge or walkway structures. They are often looking for an alternative to wood, so it doesn’t rot, or something that is robust like metal, but won’t rust.

Slippery Chequer Plate Metal Steps sorted with GripClad

  It is generally believed that chequer plate is a solution to prevent slips and trips but if you have ever stepped or walked on wet or oily chequer plate that is contaminated, you will immediately know this is not the case. In fact it is a main contributor to thousands of slip accidents, indeed […]

West Lancashire Golf Club improve their standards with GripClad

  The West Lancashire Golf Club pride themselves on making sure they are improving standards all the time. So, when Course Manager, Stuart, started his role at the course 4 years ago he spotted some obvious improvements needed to the wooden sleeper steps around the greens, and they needed to be anti-slip.

How to Fix Slippery Wooden Steps

Wooden steps are an aesthetically pleasing addition to buildings both inside and out. However, in an instant, wood can become a dangerous slipping hazard. Particularly when smooth and/or wet. Inside, non-tactile shoes and smooth wood surfaces are a risky combination. And for external steps, rain, algae and ice can make them particularly treacherous, especially when […]