The Proactive 600 Aluminium Decking is the only practical Class A2 Fire Rated solution specifically designed and tailored aluminium decking benefits to meet the needs of developers, architects, main contractors and housing associations.
Teckwood’s Proactive 600 is the ultimate high-performance aluminium decking that simply fixes directly to the balcony frame and has an inclusive water collect system.
It has an excellent span of 600mm which means that less substructure supports are required thus reducing material costs and installation times.
In a post-Grenfell construction sector, fire safety is now subject to increased scrutiny and stricter regulation.
Introduced in response to Grenfell, the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. 2018/ 1230) and amended Approved Document B and Approved Document 7 Guidance have completely changed compliance requirements for balcony decking.
They prohibit the use of combustible materials in external wall systems and balconies.
These regulations apply to new build construction, replacement materials within a refurbishment and projects in which an existing building is being converted into residential use.
The strong, long-lasting and cost-effective Proactive 600 aluminium decking is made from high-grade T6 aluminium and is ideal for any application that requires an A2 Fire Rating such as residential and mixed-use developments, schools, universities, hospitals and libraries and much more. Proactive 600 is the new norm for building over 18m high.
Now about the aluminium decking benefits
Designed to stand up to the most discerning inspection Teckwood’s Proactive 600 Aluminium decking makes light work of installing decking in any scenario.
It is easy to fit, highly durable and these benefits make it the most desirable of solutions for specifiers, main contractors and installers. We can all benefit.
A fully Certified Non Combustible Aluminium Decking
The Proactive 600 Aluminium decking has been tested by SGS the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and Certification Company in their accredited laboratories and it achieved the classification A2.
The Quickest Installation
The Proactive range of decking is the ultimate high-performance board that simply fixes directly to the balcony frame or any other subframe or support. Simply screw through the base of the aluminium decking and clip in the cover. The easy installation saves money on labour costs and also allows you to remove a damaged board without taking up any decking boards.
In Built Water Management System
Teckwood’s aluminium decking benefits features an in built water management system which is increasingly favoured by contractors and house building warranty providers.
Rainwater falls in to the discreet system water collection system thereby avoiding water ingress to balconies below. It can be collected into the building’s positive drainage system.
In Built Soffit
Proactive 600 aluminium decking facilitates an in built drainage system that incorporates a soffit so that specifiers, architects or contractors do not have to design in or construct alternative soffit solutions.
Saving on materials, labour and of course costs, whilst simultaneously creating an attractive integrated soffit detail that gives a clean dry area below.
Specifically Designed for Balconies
In the context of balcony installations, load bearing strength is increasingly important when looking at the construction of bolt on balconies.
It means that less structural supports are needed leading to substantial saving on the construction of balconies.
Joists are required at 600mm centres compared to around 350 or 400mm for other man made decking products.
No Clips Are Required
The aluminium decking can be directly fitted to any type of subframe or pre formed steel or aluminium without the need of expensive clips. Standard self drillings screws are suitable for most applications.
The load bearing capacity of any decking is an important consideration of any construction.
Proactive 600 aluminium decking has been tested by SGS the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and Certification Company in their accredited laboratories. It was tested in accordance with BS6389 – 1996, Section 5.1.3.
with a point loading of 2KN at 600mm centres. It achieved a deflection of 4.10mm. Aluminium decking is structurally efficient, being light in weight (one third the weight of steel) yet high in load bearing strength.
No special maintenance, tools or skill set is required to maintain Aluminium Decking.
It will not warp or rot and the dimensional stability ensures years of trouble free use. A periodic clean with a soft bristle brush and warm water will remove any dirt or grime.
The Best Anti Slip Certifications
Tested by SGS in accordance with BS 7976-2:2002+A1:2013 the Proactive 600 achieved a “dry value” of 60 and a “wet value” of 46 making it suitable for installation in even the harshest of conditions.
Available Cut to Length
The standard length of Teckwood’s aluminium decking is 3200mm but if you have time we can extrude to your projects exact requirements. Please note, minimum quantities may apply.
Profile Size 147 x 22mm
The Proactive board uses the size most associated with traditional decking being 147mm in width. The low height works well in areas where thresholds may be an issue.
Available in All Standard RAL Colours
If finishing is an issue the Proactive decking is available from stock in RAL 7016 but it can be supplied in any RAL colour of your choosing to give that perfect aesthetic tough finish to any deck. Please note, minimum quantities may apply.
Quality Aluminium Alloy 6063
Teckwood only use top quality high grade T6 tempered aluminium to give you piece of mind, it is commonly referred to as an architectural alloy.
- will not rust or rot.
- Is normally used in intricate extrusions.
- Has a good surface finish, high corrosion resistance and is readily suited to welding and can be easily anodised.
- Has an expected usable life of 60 years.
25 Year Warranty
As a trendsetter in the development of aluminium systems for decking, Teckwood Aluminium Systems offers a 25 year guarantee.
Our quality control department ensures that you receive only the best decking system available.
Aluminium Deckingis Sustainable
At Teckwood we are acutely aware of our responsibilities to the environment and in keeping with our other decking systems the Proactive 600 Aluminium Decking system is fully recyclable.
It can be used again and again. It is an inert material that is completely impermeable, non toxic and does not release any odours or taint other products that it comes into contact with.
These properties help to maintain aesthetic quality and reduce pollution.
In fact it is the third most abundant material after oxygen and silicone and makes up 8% of the earth’s crust. At our current rate of use we have enough for at least the next 1200 years!
In architectural specification it is essential to consider the responsible sourcing, effectiveness, durability and potential recycling of any material.
Dismantling and recycling or reuse of building components is one of the building performance criteria outlined in BREEAM.
Every material has its own degree of recyclability and aluminium is 100% recyclable.
It has an extremely high residual value and can be recycled over and over again without loss of performance.
There is no difference in quality between virgin and recycled aluminium alloys.
Teckwood’s Proactive 600 Aluminium Decking has many benefits and is your ultimate choice for versatility and performance in non-combustible decking.
For further information please contact our friendly sales staff on 0800 799 9082.