Delamere Forest Retreat
Marley AntiSlip Plus decking
Forest Holidays create vacation cabin retreats across the UK in unique and stunning locations, providing people with an opportunity to connect with nature.
Delamere Forest is the latest addition, which opened in April 2021, and includes Marley AntiSlip Plus® timber decking. Set amongst a 2,400 acre mixed broadleaf and evergreen forest, 66 spacious woodland cabins, each with their own outdoor decking area and hot tub are accessed by walkways and bridges, to offer guests a tranquil rural escape.
In keeping with the woodland surroundings, Forest Holidays were looking to use natural timber products, choosing to specify a treated timber decking that would reinforce the organic sense of place between the forest, timber cabins and walkways.
Natural timber products can be one of the most sustainable choices when specifying building materials. Marley timber decking is made using sustainably sourced European Redwood timber, with full chain of custody and supplied with PEFC™ certification to meet the Forest Holidays specification.
Safety as a priority
Each of the holiday cabins contain a hot tub on their outdoor decking area, providing a unique space for guests to wind down in the open air. For Forest Holidays, they also needed to ensure that the decking specification met the anti-slip criteria.
We took the decision to use anti-slip decking...after running a series of small trials across our sites. With hot tubs included on our decks as well as raised walkways and bridges, we couldn't afford not to. We now start with the ultimate spec so we can ensure the safety of our guests whilst reducing the risks associated with wet floors.
Head of Procurement, Forest Holidays
AntiSlip Plus® utilises Marley's anti-slip technology which comprises of two grey bauxite inserts. These inserts enable the deck boards to be used when wet and score very highly, using the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) test method, in both wet and dry conditions.
AntiSlip Plus® has been treated to Use Class 3, giving suitable protection for use above ground in areas exposed to frequent wetting and to prevent fungal decay.