Homebase to stock Gripsure

The anti-slip decking company produces decking made from FSC certified Scandinavian redwood.


The product is now available in 100 stores and online.

Homebase, now owned by Wesfarmers, has a strategy to move more into attracting trade customers.

It is seeking trusted brands and a more DIY/trade focus in its product range, according to reports.

Wesfarmers bought the business for £340m in January.

The non-slip decking boards feature two aggregate inserts, which ensure they are intended to not get slippery, even in wet or icy weather.

Jamie Oliver, the National Trust and Alton Towers are among customers.

Gripsure managing director Mike Nicholson said: "Having our products available at Homebase is a fantastic opportunity for Gripsure. While our commercial customers continue to grow, both in the UK and overseas, this represents an opportunity for us to expand into the mainstream consumer market.

"The decking market has really taken off over the last 30 years, but people are now more aware of the dangers of surface water, algae, fallen leaves and ice, all of which can make decking lethally slippery. Getting our product into Homebase will encourage more people to see the potential of anti-slip decking to offer both style and safety."


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