Surface Preparation: If you need to cut the FRP Decking Strips, a good quality abrasive disc, jigsaw or hacksaw can be used. The FRP material is quite tough to cut by hand, so if power tools are not readily available, please ask about our cut to size service.To timber: No.8 x 30mm zinc plated or stainless steel screws.
To steel plate: No.8 x 20mm self-tapping pan head Pozi stainless steel screws or No.8 x 20mm self drilling pan head Philips zinc plated screws.
To concrete: No.8 x 30mm zinc plated or stainless steel impact anchors.
To open mesh: Stainless steel or zinc plated saddle clips and domed head bolts suitable in length for the depth of the existing treads.
Screw Size Guide:
If mechanical fixing is required, the following may be used as a guide:
Application: Pre-position the piece of Decking Strip in place to ensure the fit. Trim if needed. The Fiberglass Decking Strips are supplied pre-drilled by us. We use a #10 drill and a #8 screw. The larger hole size allows for any slight movement that may arise due to the long, thin shape on timber which can flex or expand. If any additional screw fixings are required, please use a #10 drill and #8 screw.