Balau Decking with GritStrip

  • Two strips of low-slip aggregate
  • Durable hardwood deckboards
  • Low-slip boards match our normal stock
  • Ideal for steps, balconies and ramps
  • Oil boards or leave to grey naturally

Product Details

We stock balau decking fitted withn GritStrip inlays to reduce the risk of slipping on the deckboards.  These anti-slip, also known as low slip, deckboards are a useful addition to decking installations particularly on stairs or balconies.   *** as of July 2020 this product is currently unavailable ***  Millboard composite deckboards are another high-end option

GritStrip and hardwood deckboards

In higher risk areas, for example steps and changes of deck height levels, the decking design should integrate the careful positioning of these boards to minimise risks of slipping.  Our anti-slip yellow Balau deck boards are stored to reduce their moisture level.  When the mositure content is low enough they can be machined and fitted with the GritStrip treads. Because these anti-slip decking boards are the same dimensions as the profiled boards they can be used as part of a decking installation on walkways, steps, ramps or balconies.  They can of course be used for any other application where a low-slip timber board is required.

Decking specification and maintenance

These Balau, also known as Bangkirai, deckboards are air dried and untreated. This means there will be colour variations amongst the decking boards, most  noticeable when the decking is first laid. Colour differences will reduce while the boards go grey when exposed to the UV rays of natural sunlight.   Using pigmented deck oils can also even out any colour differences.  All decking boards should receive regular maintenance, the intervals between cleaning will be dictated by the location of the deck. If the decking receives minimal sunlight and is surrounded by trees and shrubs then it will need more cleaning.

Delivery areas

*** as of July 2020 this product is currently unavailable ***

Our normal delivery areas are Devon and Cornwall.   Larger consignments of decking products have been made to contractors in Bristol and Avon, South Wales, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey.  These deliveries are normally made by Palletline and a typical delivery charge is £180 plus VAT. Site access for 35 tonne lorries and mechanical offload via a forklift is also normally required.


Phone to order

01803 813 803

Lines open 7:30 - 17:00 Mon - Fri

Delivery details

Usually within 1-2 working days

At Southern Timber we offer a kerbside delivery through the Torbay, Teignbridge, Exeter, South Hams and Plymouth areas. While most deliveries are free sometimes they may be chargeable depending on location and the total value of the order.

We offer next day delivery, when required, for our normal delivery days (Monday to Friday) and areas. Customers are requested to phone in before 12.00pm on the day prior to delivery with their complete product listing, delivery address and payment details.