Garden Workspace

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Aralia Garden Design has come up with a first for Chelsea this year using urban rooftop space. Incorporating the highest quality plants and materials, ‘Rooftop Workplace of Tomorrow’ is an extension of the working office.

With sustainability and ease of maintenance at the forefront of this concept, Patricia chose to include Dex™ decking by Smith Fong Bamboo – 100% rapidly renewable Moso Bamboo, lightweight and durable, Dex™ decking is simple to install and is held tight using Dex deck clips, with no drilling required.

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Chelsea, England
Patricia Fox
PlybooDEX™ Bamboo Decking
LEED Credits: 
Possible LEED Credits: IEQc4.3: Low Emitting Materials MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials MRc7: Certified Wood CA Section 01350: Passed Other: No added urea formaldehyde

Physical / Mechanical Properties - PlybooDEX Decking


3/4” x 5.5” x 96”

19mm x 96mm x 2438mm


Deck fasteners

ASTM E648: Critical Radiant Flux

Class 1

ASTM D1037 Dimensional Stability

  • Linear Expansion: Parallel -0.02%, Perpendicular -0.23%
  • Thickness Swell: -0.25%
  • Hardness (Janka Ball Test): 3,500 lbf (avg)

ASTM D2394: Coefficient of Friction

Static Coefficient / Dynamic (Sliding) Coefficient: 0.562 / 0.497

ASTM D3359: Adhesion by Tape Test

Class 4B

ASTM D4060: Taber Abrasion

22,500 cycles average

ASTM: 4442: Moisture Content

6–9% average

ASTM D5116-06: Organic Emissions
[CA Section 01350]:

Classroom scenario / Office scenario: Pass / Pass