DECKING SYSTEMS TECHNICAL INFORMATION

 

 FENSYS BALUSTARDE AND DECK BOARD POLYMER PRODUCTS

Fensys balustrade skirting and Premium Eco deck board products are produced with a high grade UPVC thermoplastic cap layer onto a commercial grade partly recycled base. The cap layer provides excellent weatherability and slip resistance whilst the base layer delivers a greener recycled element.

Our Premium Excel range of 100% polymer deck boards are produced with an advanced engineering grade polymer cap layer giving exceptional weatherability. These deck boards combine multi colour processing technology and a dual wood grain pattern giving excellent slip resistance and an unparalleled natural appearance.

Wood grain effect balustrade finishes such as green, grey, rustic oak and golden oak are all produced using the same type of outdoor grade technical plastic film as double glazed window frames. More product information can be viewed by downloading our literature.

QUALITY STANDARD

All polymer products are manufactured by PAL GROUP (operations) LIMITED under the controls of BS EN ISO 9001 2008 quality standard. A copy of our ISO 9001 certificate is available on request.

WARRANTY

Fensys 100% polymer are covered by a 10 year limited warranty. Composite materials are covered by our 2 year limited warranty. Copies of these warranties are available on request.

MAINTENANCE

All Fensys products are designed to require very little maintenance; Fensys polymer products can be cleaned with lightly soaped water and the occasional jet wash. Fensys polymer products do not need painting, sanding or sealing.

RECYCLING

Many of our products include a recycled element. Using polymer skinning technology, products can contain up to 70% recycled material, partly generated through utilisation of our own in house recycling plant.

FIRE SAFETY

Fensys polymers have been tested by Fire Technology Services (a UKAS accredited company) in accordance with BS 476: Part 7: 1987 (Method for classification of the surface spread of flame of products). Our material, specifically rigid PVC exceeded and was certified to the requirements of BS 476: Part 7: 1987 (as amended) Class 1.

SLIP RESISTANCE

Fensys deck boards have been tested by independent slip risk assessors Grip Potential Limited. Both 100% polymer and 60/40 composite products have been tested in dry and wet conditions to BS7976-2.

FENSYS GALVANISED SUB-FRAME STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS

Independent structural calculations profiled by Hancock Wheedon & Ascough. Sub-frame calculations tested for maximum permissible deflection based upon a live uniformly distributed load of 1.5 KN/m2 or concentrated load of 1.4KN and a safety factor of x 1.5

PHYSICAL TESTING

Sub-frame physical testing carried out by Lloyds British Testing Limited. Sub-frame and deck boards tested to 1.5 KN/M2 and onto maximum permissible deflection based upon span/360. Product reached maximum permissible deflection of span/360 at 2.1 KN/M2 including a safety factor of x 1.5. Ultimate load failure recorded at 20 KN/M2.

GALVANISED AND ZINC PLATED COMPONENTS

Cold rolled steel main frame profiles galvanised to British Standard BS EN 10346 : 2009. Sub-frame brackets are zinc plated and clear passivated to Fe/Zn25/A.

BALUSTRADE HAND RAIL

Fensys balustrade system tested to the requirements of BS 6180 by independent accredited testers Lloyds British Testing Limited. Testing carried out to confirm that the Fensys rail, bracket and post system achieved or exceeded the minimum requirements as set out in BS6180. Horizontal uniformly distributed live load of 0.74 N/M2. Uniformly distributed load to infill’s of 1.0 KN/M2. Point load to centre of the infill’s of 0.5 KN. Minimum concentrated vertical load of 1 KN or uniformly distributed load of 0.6KN

Hand rail and post reinforcements are produced from cold rolled mild steel and are galvanised to British Standard BS EN 10346 : 2009

Copies of test certificates, structural calculations and or certificates of conformity are available on request.

WARNINGS / THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR

Fensys use the most suitable weather resistant materials for all components however there are a few product warnings and things to watch out for. Rubber matts/feet – rubber matts are often manufactured from low grade materials that can damage/fade polymer deck boards. Avoid rubber matts and watch out for other rubber products such as furniture feet which can also react with the  boards. Chemical cleaning – deck boards and hand railing can be damaged by chemical cleaners, Fensys only recommend lightly soaped water. Steam cleaning – high temperature cleaning apparatus should not be used. High pressure washing – with care pressure washers can be used on Fensys materials. Sun cream – sun cream can contain chemicals that degrade & fade polymer, take special care when applying creams to allow the cream to thoroughly soak in before making contact with any Fensys product especially foiled hand railing. Salt spray – ask for advise from your installer or Fensys if your installation is in a salt spray zone/close to the sea; salt can greatly reduce the life of some materials especially those made from steel. Furniture/Pots – care should be taken to lift when moving furniture or plants pots, dragging may damage your Fensys deck board. Contact the manufacturer – With 1000’s of cleaning, care & restoring products on the market, Fensys recommend contacting individual product manufacturers for advise on their suitability with Fensys materials. Fensys materials include – zinc plated steel sub-frame components, zinc plated balustrade reinforcements, Renolit foiled balustrade, UPVC skinned balustrade, UPVC skinned deck boards, ASA Luran skinned deck boards, polyethylene and poplar wood flower composite deck boards. 

Should  you need any further information Contact our team for advice

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