Dura Composites’ anti-slip, mini mesh GRP grating has been installed at Shepperton Marina, Middlesex, by Walcon Marine.
Shepperton Marina in Middlesex is superbly placed as a base for both upper and lower Thames cruising and was recently shortlisted for the TYHA UK Inland Marina of the Year Awards. Open seven days a week, the marina provides a range of secure moorings with electricity and water, as well as large servicing and repair workshops.
In August 2021, Shepperton opened their innovative new berthing concept, known as ‘The Island’. This unique addition to Basin D features 26 new berths, accommodating vessels from 10 – 14 metres, set amongst a large circular pontoon area featuring Dura Composites’ Dura Grating Mini Mesh product in Sand colour.
Supplied to Walcon Marine, the Dura Grating offered the safest, strongest, fastest and most proven grating on the market.
Dura Composites’ GRP grating is strong and durable and the anti-slip surface is tested to withstand even the wettest, oiliest and iciest conditions, thus ensuring a safe and highly durable walkway that allows marina access throughout the year.
Available in a range of thicknesses and mesh sizes (many with a Class B fire rating) Dura Grating products are easy to handle, making installation faster and more cost-effective. They also require little to no maintenance over the course of their life-cycle, ensuring a non-corrosive surface that comes with a 25-year warranty.
Commenting on the project, Lisa Harris of Shepperton Marina said: “We chose the composite Dura Grating for this project for a number of reasons, mainly the safety, low maintenance and aesthetic aspects.
“During the colder months when pontoons can become icy or slippery, the composite grating surface remains safe for our staff and customers to walk on. In my opinion, from a health and safety point of view, you can’t beat it!
“Historically, we have spent a lot of time replacing wooden deck boards which we no longer have to do with this product, saving us both time and money, and many of our customers have already complimented us on how safe they feel walking on it.
“Thanks to the successful installation of our new ‘Island Berths’, we have now established a complete pontoon decking replacement programme where we will replace timber with GRP Dura Grating – and which we expect to be completed in the next couple of years.
“The Dura Composites team are always available to offer advice and assistance and provide an efficient and professional service.”
The full Dura Composites GRP grating range can be found here: https://www.duracomposites.com/grp-grating/