A Walk with the Bears
March 2020

High performance decking supplier, Gripsure, has supplied Bristol Zoo Gardens Wild Place Project with over 17,000m of Gripsure Pro Contemporary deck boards for visitor walkways at the Bear Wood Exhibition.

Key to the installation was the need for longevity in a wet and damp woodland environment. Boards treated to Sector Scheme 4 classification (30 years) with Tanalith wood preservative were specified to meet this requirement.

The immersive boardwalk puts visitors in the heart of the forest, giving panoramic views of the woodland and the unique species living in them by being elevated up to four metres above the forest floor.

The Bear Wood Exhibition project has been entered into the WPA Awards 2020 for Best Treated Wood Project of the Year.