Adek from Ecodek
British manufacturer Ecodek consistently strive to provide products and services incorporating the very latest technology and developments within the Construction Materials sector. The company have a dedicated Research and Development resource tasked with ensuring the products supplied measure up against current rules and regulations.
When considering fire events in high-rise buildings and subsequent changes within section B4 of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations, Ecodek have designed and developed a brand new, purpose made non-combustible outdoor flooring solution for the balcony and terrace market – the Adek system.
This engineered lightweight decking has been specifically designed in response to changing building standards to be Class A2-FL-s1 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.
Aluminium is an ideal material for decking. It is lightweight and strong, highly resistant to corrosion, durable and aesthetically appealing.
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.
With in-depth knowledge of the market, Ecodek have designed the Adek boards to be extra-wide (295mm) and can be supplied in bespoke lengths, allowing installers a much faster fixing time. The boards are available in two thicknesses (20mm and 30mm) that allow spans up to 600mm and 1200mm respectively. With the ability to ‘rip’ the boards lengthwise with the addition of a support leg, the Adek system will give greater flexibility to balcony and terrace design.
The modern, sleek lines of Adek are preserved because of hidden screw-fix system, Adek boards are screwed directly into the substructure – no clips are involved at all.
Adek – the new era in high-rise balconies and terraces:
- Non-combustible: Class A2-FL-s1
- 100% Recycled Aluminium: Fully recyclable
- Anti-slip coating: Friendly underfoot
- Long-span, extra-wide panels: Fast fix
- Concealed fixings: No clips
Adek is a lightweight, robust and durable system, available in a range of profiles and colours.
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