Old MacDonalds Nursery

Case Study

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Located in Lund, East Yorkshire, Old MacDonalds Nursery offers day care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old. Situated on a farm, there is plenty of outdoor playtime throughout the year in all weathers. The nursery enjoys a nature and adventure play area amongst some trees and the staff were concerned about how slippery the moist, leafy surface could become. An area of old, standard timber decking was starting to rot and so it was time to do something about it.

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Nursery manager and owner, Liz Walker decided to create a new timber decking area around the base of one of the trees and she decided to use DeckWright Anti-Slip decking. Here’s what she had to say: “I have actually used DeckWright Anti-Slip before and been more than happy with the results so it seemed an ideal surface to use for my nursery. I wanted to create a safe, all weather surface under the trees and also cover up an old sand pit effectively. Given that children would run around on the decking, I weighed up the pros and cons of using an anti-slip decking product; aware of the possibility of the odd graze. But this has never been a problem and the children feel very happy and secure to play all over the new non-slip decking, even in wet weather. DeckWright Anti-Slip was very easy to install and our joiner could quickly cut it to size whilst fitting it, using normal tools. The installation was complete in one day. Not only are the children delighted, parents have commented very positively on the new anti-slip decking area amongst the trees. I feel that DeckWright would be an ideal outdoor surface for schools, nurseries, hospitals and old peoples’ homes as it is a safe alternative to normal decking, which does get slippery in wet weather. DeckWright Anti-Slip decking is just as easy to clean as standard timber decking, it looks great and lasts well”.

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