What Makes iDecking An Environmentally Friendly Decking System?

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There can be little doubt that a deck can be a great addition to any property and offers the opportunity to enjoy outdoor living at its fullest. However, until recently there have been a range of environmental factors which had to be kept in mind when designing any project.

What is Eco Friendly Decking?

For decking to be accurately described as being ‘eco friendly’ it must be produced in a way that does not negatively impact the environment.2015-09-28_0848

This means that the decking tiles must be made or constructed from a sustainable source, with the production process using only the minimum of energy.

Thanks to iDecking Revolution, a leading company in terms of innovations in decking systems and materials, new green and eco-friendly solutions have now hit the market!

Introducing a Brand New Decking Material

This has led us to ETHERNO: the new decking material 100% made of bamboo. It is a semi manufactured product and takes on an entirely different look and performance.

Bamboo grows much faster than any tree and is among the most prolific resources on earth. This makes ETHERNO a CE and FSC environmental certificated product. Thanks to a specialized “deep carbonization” process, our natural ETHERNO exceeds in terms of: strength, stability and durability.

This decking material is ultra-luxurious, with this deep brown colour and very tight grain. In direct contrast to many assumptions, this finish does not2015-09-28_0845_001look anything like the common appearance of products made from bamboo.

ETHERNO decking can be installed both on the EasyClick and EasyChange system.

Which are the highlights of ETHERNO material?

  • Eco-Friendly – 100% made of BAMBOO
  • FSC Certified Product
  • Low maintenance
  • Extremely stable and durable
  • No splinters, barefoot walking is welcome!
  • Weatherproof & Waterproof
  • Natural Aging and Patina
  • Insect and termite proof
  • Flame retardant (class 1)

How Does The Process Work?

The thermo process works by steaming the wood, ensuring that any moisture in the fibres turn to steam resulting in the timber becoming more resistant to moisture absorption.

This thermo bamboo becomes really hard and scratch resistant, it is harder than ipe (one of the hardest tropical hardwoods) on the Janka hardness test scale for timber.

Please follow the links below for insight and information relating to 3 other innovative types of eco friendly decking tiles,

For more on our available eco friendly decking solutions, please visit the dedicated area on our website by clicking on the following link – https://www.wallbarn.com/products/idecking/

Bringing Hidden Fixings To UK Decking Installations

The EasyClick and EasyChange decking systems available from the iDecking Revolution allow our customers to finish their decking to an exceptional standard with the minimum of fuss.

There can be no escaping the fact that a deck without nail or screw holes is easier on the eye than a finish that has been screwed into its fittings. There is also an increased safety aspect as well. Anyone with small children will be only to aware of the fact that hidden fixings mean remove the risk of either protruding nails or screws, causing painful and serious accidents to prying fingers.

Offering Longer Life Qualities

A major benefit offered by these innovative new decking systems relates to the fact that by removing the need to screw or nail the tiles into place, one close up mini mega with iDeck easyClick boardof the primary areas that rot can begin to take hold is removed. Not only does this help to keep your new decking system looking great for a prolonged period of time, it can also play a key role in helping your decking system to stand the test of time.

When combined with the fact that when the time comes to re-sand and re-treat your deck, this will be made much easier without having to worry about countersinking any protruding nails or screws.

Installing a Decking System has Simply Never Been Easier!!

Choosing the innovative systems available from the iDecking Revolution ensures that you will be left with a finish allowing you to walk on a totally clean decking surface.  In fact the installing systems patented by iDeck ensure that your decking can be installed without the need of any screws, screwdrivers, glues, spacers, alignment lines or any other traditional ways that compromises both aesthetic and technical results.

Once in place, the hidden fixings offered by the patented ‘EasyClick’ and ‘EasyChange’ systems are practically invisible and give a wonderful finish to your decking project.

Introducing the iJack

iJack is a true REVOLUTION in decking field! An innovative connector that eliminates the expansion/contraction gap between composite deck boards.

It simply acts as a coupler between the heads of boards keeping the gap spacing exact. It is known that composite boards do suffer expansion/contraction changes according to the weather, affecting the structure and look of each deck!

This innovative system is patented by iDecking Revolution and perfectly works with both iDecking EasyClick and EasyChange revolutionary installation systems and with all other brands who got it licenced.

Our Products Are Now Listed on the National BIM Library

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our products confirmed as listed on the National BIM library.

What is the National BIM Library?

BIM is the Building Information Modelling software that creates intelligent product listings on drawings and specifications. The product contains all the design features like a CAD drawing did, but contains much more information on the product and almost simulates the product installed in the building, flagging up any obvious clashes (e.g. if a pedestal is the wrong height).

BIM is without doubt the latest and most innovative method of selecting products for architectural drawings and specifications and will avoid a lot of mistakes in drafting and construction, saving time and money. The objects are offered multi-platform (the most common type of drawing software is called Revit) so can be used on a number of different software packages.

To view our listings, please click on the following link – https://www.nationalbimlibrary.com/Wallbarn

Contact Us

For more information about our listing or any of our products or services, please contact us on Tel. No. 0208 916 2222 and we will be happy to help.

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Installing Green Roofing Has Never Caused Less Disruption

Installing Green Roofing Has Never Caused Less Disruption

With dimensions of 500mm x 500mm x 100mm (4 per square metre), the new M-TRAY® modular green roofing system has been designed to significantly improve the ease of installation. 

A Previous Installation

During a previous installation at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Heathrow, London, access was a major issue to this hotel project and a roll-out green roof system was impossible due to the fact that much of the materials had to be moved through the building, a working hotel.

Our M-TRAY® modular green roof system modules were really the only current viable solution as the planted units could be walked through the lobby where required and hand-balled onto the roof structure.

The easy to fit modules were connected together using the specially designed fittings and the whole green roof was constructed within one day.

The hotel guests, who had previously been overlooking a flat roof with a black bitumen surface, now had a live, growing, green roof to view from their rooms.

A Huge Success

Such was the success of this installation, the Radisson Blu is now considering expanding the system to include another area. 

If you would like more information relating to our M-TRAY® modular green roof system, please contact us on Tel. No. 0208 916 2222 today. To download the brochure, please click here.

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Introducing The New Range of Wallbarn Pedestals

Fresh for 2017, Wallbarn are launching a brand new enhanced range of pedestals designed to make the installation of decking and paving systems quicker and more effective than ever before.

Mini Megapad 10-20mm for Paving Slabs 

Available in boxes of 20 units each, this pedestal is an extra mini but fully adjustable pedestal for very tight height thresholds. It has a handle on the side to help installers get their fingers into the tight space and comes with 1 x 5mm thick extension plate; so that the unit (which on its own twists from 10-15mm) can have the plate fitted to the base where it clicks into place, and makes the unit reach up to 20mm.

This product was developed after we received a number of requests for very low but fully adjustable pedestals. Supplied with the extension plate (not without) and is sold in a box of 20 units at a price of £1.40 each.

For more information, please click here.

Mini TD Megapad 10-20mm for Timber Decking

This pedestal is similar to the paving variety but with the TD Megapad headpiece (60mm gap between side bars). It also has a handle on the side to help installers get their fingers into the tight space and comes with 1 x 5mm thick extension plate; so that the unit (which on its own twists from 10-15mm) can have the plate fitted to the base where it clicks into place, and makes the unit reach up to 20mm. It is supplied with the extension plate (not without) and is sold in a box of 20 units at a price of £1.40 each.

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BALANCE Range of Adjustable Pedestals

We have also developed a new self levelling headpiece for the adjustable pedestals and introduce them as a new range called “BALANCE” adjustable pedestals. This headpiece tilts on the top of the stem up to 5% slope, so where the roof deck is falling the head will balance to take out the fall in the level beneath. A lot of our competitors are producing similar products so we thought we would develop our own version. It has taken us a long time to develop this and we think it is a superior design. Although the heads will tilt, they are very stable and load bearing, so we think we have created something which will benefit installers. This means there is less reliance on fixed slope correctors under the base, and having a range of 5% fall, they offer a cost saving than having to add 2 x slope correctors to pedestals to achieve the same result.

      • There is a 25-50mm BALANCE pedestal which is a unique design. It can be set at different “steps” to go from 25mm right up to 50mm.
      • The next heights up from 50mm go up to 395mm at the highest. This is a new range, and you will notice that the heights are different to those of the ASPs. This is because the headpiece itself is 15mm thick, so it increases the height of the pedestal. The prices are given in the attached spreadsheet. They are boxed in units of 25 units and your normal 15% discount applies.

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Introducing the iDecking Revolution Blade

2017 offers the first look at the brand new iDecking Revolution ‘Blade’. This is a hollow 40mm x 200mm Duro Excellence board which can be fitted in a variety of ways on high end projects, including gates, fences, covering heating or air conditioning elements, or in this case, as a sun shade.

Key Information Regarding Duro Excellence

  • Colored before extrusion
  • Wood grain effect on six colors
  • Eco-Friendly – 100% Recyclable
  • Low maintenance
  • Extremely stable and durable
  • No splinters, barefoot walking is welcome!
  • Weatherproof & Waterproof
  • Insect and termite proof
  • B1 Class fire resistant
  • Available for both EasyClick and EasyChange installation system

For more information relating to Duro Excellence and the iDecking Revolution range of products, please click here.

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Superior Quality Hardwood Decking Tiles Available

As well as our range of DUROExcellence decking boards, Wallbarn also supply a full range of hardwood decking tiles. These decking tiles are designed to be to safeguard against false economy.

Avoiding False Economy

Whilst cheaper options do exist, if you have to replace boards within just a few years, you are highly likely to have to spend far more money in the long term. Our range of hardwoods are extremely hard and durable – perfect for long lasting decking.

Ideal For British Climate

Wallbarn selects timber of the highest quality. All species are extremely tough, will not absorb water, rot or become covered with fungus or mildew – ideal for the British weather. The tiles are manufactured to the highest quality; with the timber being kiln dried and the tiles are fixed together with rust-proof screws and an extra plank of wood on the underside to reinforce the tile. They are all treated with natural oil lacquer. 

Benefits of Hardwood Timber Decking

All our timber possess the following:-

  •  Are ultra-hard and dense
  •  Are long lasting
  •  Are resistant to moisture ingress and rotting
  •  Have smooth grains that are unlikely to splinter or scratch on the surface
  •  Are resistant to insect and mildew damage
  •  Are strong and weight bearing.

Different Species Available

We have a number of different species available, both as stock items and non-standard material for specific projects. The main types of timber used are:-

  • Ipe from Brazil is one of the toughest most durable woods available. It has a greenish brown appearance and because of its tight grain is recognised for its high resistance to mildew, termites and rotting. It is very low maintenance and is used extensively in marine and exterior construction due to its resistance to water. It dries very well and becomes extremely hard, which means it has to be pre-drilled and cut with a mechanical saw. It carries a Class A fire rating and will last well over 25 years. It is nicknamed “ironwood”.
  • Sucupira is also from Brazil and is again is extremely hardwearing timber. Chestnut coloured, it is a little more course in the grain than ipe and is a little less strong, but is still ideal for external decking in the UK climate and will last for 20 years.
  • Cumaru is another hardwearing timber from Brazil. It is similar to ipe and sucupira and has a rich chestnut colour. It has very good strength and rot-resistant properties, but is not as resistant to insect damage as the ipe. It is an ideal timber where clients favour a lighter-coloured wood finish.
ipe
 
cumaru
 
sucupira

Further timber is also available as non-stock items, including:-

  • Green Heart, a very tough moisture resistant timber from Surinam. It has a yellowish colour.
  • Garapa has slightly lower mechanical properties but is still a long lasting, hardwearing timber with a slightly yellowish, beige colour, which will last for over 15 years.
  • Massaranduba is light red, similar in colour to cedar. It is a slightly softer timber but has a very attractive finish.

Please return to the website for regular updates on new available species of timber or contact us for any specific requirements. Wallbarn has access to a large number of growers and forest managers and are confident we will be able to source any requirements.

FSC ® Certified Timber

Wallbarn has FSC® Chain of Custody certification and can supply FSC 100% certified timber.

This scheme aims to monitor and control the whole process of timber growing, so that all timber used is sourced from well managed forests.
All certified timber can be traced back to the well managed forest it was felled in. Every party, from the grower to the processor to the manufacturer of the tiles to the end user is tracked and audited to ensure that they have complied with the practices laid down by the FSC.

FSC® 100% Chain of Custody certified timber – number SGS-COC-007242

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Need Decking Materials and Need Them Now??

Need Decking Materials and Need Them Now??

One of the most common complaints that we hear relates to many of our competitors and their inability to reduce the lead in time for orders relating to decking products. It is far from uncommon for deliveries to be less than 3 months and this can be hugely frustrating when trying to move forward with a project.

The good news is that Wallbarn have 4 different coloured decking boards available for UK delivery within just 2 days!!

Duro Excellence Decking Boards

The DUROExcellence range of decking boards is a signature composite material from the iDecking Revolution and is compatible for use with both the EasyClick and EasyChance decking systems. It provides the most natural looking and durable coloured decking boards available.

The Virgin PVC and Rice Husk compound is coloured before extrusion, this helps to guarantee colour uniformity and grain consistency all the way through each board. This makes the decking boards colour much more resistant in case of scratches and fading if compared to stained ones.  

The 4 different boards with have available are as follows:

  • Teak
  • Terra
  • Moor Oak
  • Denim

Superior Quality at Affordable Prices

When used in conjunction with the EasyClick or EasyChange decking system, these boards offer superior quality at affordable prices. A great example of the quality finish which can be expected is outlined in the series of images highlighting a recent installation below.

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For more information about the iDecking Revolution, please take a moment to view the video below:

Contact Us

Please contact us on 0208 916 2222 and ask for further details, or email sales@wallbarn.com.

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Award Winning iDecking – Again!!

Whilst we always enjoy our visits to Domotex, this year was particularly special as the iDecking picked up the prestigious Innovation@Domotex prize for the 3rd year in a row. 2017 is about to start in a rocket way for the Italian company which is taking off with great success from its start-up status and we are very proud to be the UK’s only official distributed.

Innovation@Domotex is a prize given to the most innovative products in the world of flooring. It takes place in Hannover – Germany during the most important international trade show about floors: DOMOTEX. A jury made of experts, architects, engineers declared iDecking products the most innovative for the third year in a row!

Not only did the Domotex win the innovation at Domotex award, it also won:

iDecking wins German Design Award 2017! german design award 2017

iDecking Revolutionary EasyChange system with Etherno Bamboo Boards wins the prestigious GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2017!

German Design Awards are among the most prestigious prizes recognised by Architects and Professionals. German Design Awards are only given to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international landscape design.

The highly esteemed, international jury awarded iDecking Revolution decking/cladding systems presenting its unique design and revolutionary function whose destiny is to become a trend and a standard.

Why Are These Awards So Important?

It is always special to see our products recognised in this way but the increasingly competitive market means that these awards are that bit more special that previous years.

The ever growing list of wood decking producers as well as composite (wpc) decking producers are realising that its not only necessary to produce an excellent product, its necessary to improve and innovate the installation systems for their products.

What Makes iDecking Different?

EasyChange is the only system in the world which allows you the ability to remove and replace every single board of your deck using a special iDecking key. No need to utilise any drills, screws, spacers or “obsolete” clips to install the decking. iDecking Easy Change system helps ensure a quick and simple troublefree installation. EasyChange is comprised of an understructure which comes with pre-spaced special rotating nylon cams. Decking boards are then locked in place with a simple turn of the EasyKey. The system can be used both for Wood and for Composites such as DURO and ETHERNO (Carbonized Bamboo).

Have You Got The Courage To Change?

Wallbarn at the BAU tradeshow in Munich

Following hot on the heels of Domotex, Wallbarn will be attending the massive BAU tradeshow in Munich from the 16th to the 21st January supporting iDecking International as the brand ambassadors and partners in UK.

What is BAU?

BAU is the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems. It is a gathering for everyone involved in planning, building and designing buildings, i.e. architects, investors, industry and trade representatives, building tradesmen, etc.—in an international context.

Around 2,000 exhibitors from more than 40 countries and over 240,000 visitors from all around the world are expected to attend.

On display at BAU on 180,000 square meters of exhibition space are architectural solutions, materials and systems for commercial and residential construction and interiors, for both new-build
and renovation and modernisation.

BAU in numbers: Exhibitors and visitors

BAU sets standards when it comes to both quality and quantity: More than 2,000 exhibitors from 42 countries and more than 250,000 visitors ensured plenty of hustle and bustle on 183,000 m² of space in 17 exhibition halls. 

The exhibitors are a very special attraction at BAU. Both quantitatively and qualitatively. A total of 2,015 exhibitors from 42 countries were represented in 17 exhibition halls at BAU in 2015. One-third of them were from abroad (31.6 percent).

Exhibitor countries and number of exhibitors

All About iDecking

With iDeck Systems you can mount composite or wood decking and wall cladding extremely quick using just your feet! Zero screws, 100% eco-friendly, low maintenance, custom colours.

iDeck Revolution is your best choice for your decking, pool decking, composite and wood decking. With our systems you are able to remove one or more decking profiles in any point without using a screwdriver. You can discover that the most innovative, resistant and eco-friendly composite decking is made of rice husk.

Contact Us

If anyone wants to make an appointment to meet any one of our representatives at either of these shows they can contact us via sales@wallbarn.com or  office@idecking-uk.com

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