We supply and install a full range of surface mounted tactile paving designed specifically to meet The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces.
The Department for Transport and Building Regulations place requirements on local authorities and duty holders to provide tactile guidance/warning surfaces for visually impaired pedestrians. These must be installed in public areas where visually impaired persons could meet a hazard, such as:
Surface mounted tactile paving systems offer significant advantages over traditionally used concrete materials in both longevity and cost of installation.
They provide a fast, easy and economical solution to achieve compliance with the Equality Act 2010.
With no excavation required, installation of surface bonded tactile paving tiles takes a fraction of the time it would take to lay concrete pavers. Tests have also shown the composite tactile paving tiles are significantly harder wearing and are up to seven times more durable.
Unlike concrete pavers, surface mounted tiles are not subject to freeze-thaw fracturing and spalling.
The full range of self adhesive tactile tiles is offered in a polyurethane resin/stone composite (incorporating recycled material). Blister Platform Edge Off-Street and Corduroy versions are also available in corrosion resistant GRP, incorporating a coating of refined aluminium oxide granules.
Both types of tactile paving offer extreme durability and lower the potential for slips under both dry and wet conditions.
The blister surface of this tactile paving provides a warning to visually impaired people who would otherwise find it difficult to differentiate between where the footway ends and the carriageway begins.
The corduroy hazard warning tactile paving surface is used to warn visually impaired people of the presence of specific hazards.
This type of tactile paving is used to advise visually impaired people of the edge of all off-street railway platforms.
The lozenge surface provides a warning to visually impaired people that they are approaching the edge of an on-street light rapid transit (LRT) platform.
Used in conjunction with a segregated shared cycle track/footway to advise visually impaired people of the correct side to enter.
Guidance path surface guides visually impaired people along a route when the traditional cues, such as a property line or kerb edge, are not available.
27th March 2020
We would like to reassure all customers and enquirers that we remain open for business, while carefully following Government guidelines issued here:
The majority of our administration staff are working remotely and we have rostered production staff to make numbers available to meet demand.
We are able to provide the full range of our standard products from stock to serve any ongoing requirements you may have and will be pleased to receive any invitations to quote for future projects.
At the present time, in accordance with social distancing regulations we will not be conducting face to face meetings with business partners until further notice. However it may be possible to arrange video link meetings if required, please contact us for further information.
Collections of orders from our workshops are possible, by prior arrangement only please and visitors are reminded to observe the standard 2m distancing rules, for the safety of all.
Our transport partners are all providing us with a normal service.
We will update this statement if required and following any further guidance issued by the UK Government.
We wish you well.