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 persons in public areas and access to buildings & transport facilities.
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 mounted tactile paving tiles takes a fraction of the time it would lay concrete pavers and tests have shown the composite tactile paving tiles are significantly harder wearing, up to seven times.
Unlike concrete pavers, surface mounted tiles are not subject to freeze-thaw fracturing and spalling.
The full range of 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 display extreme durability & are slip-resistant.
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.