The timber decked heritage walkway overlooking the WWII slipways at Torquay Harbour was suffering from significant issues.
Both decking and subframe were timber and due to the significant foot-traffic the walkway received and its harbour-front location, both had rapidly deteriorated leaving the walkway completely unsafe for pedestrians.
Year on year, the decking had to be replaced in time for another busy summer, until finally the sub-frame had deteriorated so much the local council were forced to close the area to the public as a safety measure.
Plans were soon in place to install new, fit-for-purpose decking for completion prior to the start of the summer season.
With the disadvantages of timber decking fresh in the minds of the town planners, a long-term decking solution was required.
Ryno provided the obvious choice of subframe materials: the high-performance Complete Aluminium Decking Substructure System, complete with super-strong aluminium joists and adjustable pedestals, complimented by state of the art Trex composite decking.
With the new Ryno click head self-levelling pedestal, installation time was cut down significantly as the self-levelling function could be used to compensate the gradient, eradicating the requirement to undertake ground-works. In addition, the specially designed click feature means the Ryno DS aluminium joists can simply be clicked into place.
A beautiful location that was let down by a failing timber substructure was given new life using strong, sturdy supports from Ryno, which are guaranteed to last through many Summers to come.