Ecodek has unveiled its new non-combustible aluminium decking system, Adek, at this year’s Futurebuild, which was held at ExCel London at the beginning of March.
This engineered lightweight decking has been specifically designed in response to changing building standards to be Class A2-s1, d0 fire rated, which is now a legal requirement for any material used in the construction or refurbishment of high-rise buildings of 18m or above. This A2 certification means Adek lends itself to several applications, from balconies and terraces to walkways, in both commercial and domestic developments.
Made from 100 percent recycled aluminium, Adek is available in two profiles, 20mm and 30mm – which can span 600mm and 1.2m respectively – and with a point load of 4kN, both options are strong, durable and long lasting. The system is also extremely easy to install, with concealed face fixings and no need for clips, making it an ideal solution for both refurbishment projects with specific completion dates, and new builds.
Its innovative design has resulted in a smooth surface which, together with an anti-slip coating, makes Adek safe and comfortable underfoot, even for bare feet, and the perfect choice for residential structures of any height.
“Following recent fire events, the Government made a number of necessary reviews and recommendations regarding the use of Aluminium Composite Material cladding in buildings and is encouraging owners to replace non-Class A materials as soon as possible,” explains Robin Appleby, Managing Director of Ecodek. “We have developed Adek to assist the industry in attaining these new regulations, whilst maintaining the highest level of quality and style which is synonymous with Ecodek.
“In addition, Adek is made from 100 percent recycled aluminium, is fully recyclable and produced using sustainable manufacturing methods, which is why we chose Futurebuild as the perfect platform from which to launch it.
“This year, Futurebuild was built around the central message “Responding to the emergency – making the transition to a zero-carbon world”, which aligns absolutely with our company ethos. All our products are developed with sustainability in mind and Adek is no different. It fulfils all of the necessary building requirements, whilst maintaining our environmental credentials and providing the industry with an expertly designed, technically advanced, quality product,” concludes Robin.