TACTILE PAVING STUDS
A range of tactile paving studs which are fully compliant to the building regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
The studs have been tested by Ceram and all tactile paving stainless steel studs have passed the slip test in both wet and dry conditions.
Tactile Paving is a system of textured ground surface indicators found on many footpaths, stairs and train stations platforms to assist blind and vision impaired pedestrians.
Tactile warnings provide a distinctive surface pattern of “truncated domes” or cones which are detectable by long cane or underfoot which are used to alert people with vision impairments.
The relatively high cost of having bespoke blister paving manufactured in a stone to match or complement other stone paving in the vicinity has resulted in the use of retro fixed studs that are affixed to standard paving units. The studs are fixed by drilling the paving and gluing into position.
The retro-fitted tactile paving studs are fitted once the paving is installed, and therefore almost any stone paving can now be used for crossing points as the stones ability to be milled to a blister profile is irrelevant.
Layout of Tactile Paving Studs
This is the most common type and features Tactile Studs in a square pattern at 67 mm spacing.
These are often used to indicate pedestrian crossings with dropped kerbs. A minimum at 800mm area should be covered with Tactile studs away from the edge of the kerb.
The second is the offset layout which consists of 6 rows of studs at 67mm spacing and each alternate row is offset at 33.5mm
CORDUROY HAZARD WARNING STRIPS
A range of corduroy strips which are fully compliant to the building regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA).
The corduroy strips have been tested by Ceram and all have passed the slip test in wet and dry conditions.
This form of tactile paving has raised ribs to warn blind and partially sighted people of a potential hazard ahead. The ribs, spaced at 50 mm centres, are installed at right angles to the direction of travel.
Corduroy Hazard Warning Strips use continuous bars, which are 20mm wide and have a radius profile raised 6mm higher than the surface of the paving, to denote a hazard, such as the top/bottom of a flight of steps.
The standard width of warning area is 17 bars at 50mm spacing to achieve 800mm of tactile distance which is the set back 400mm from the hazard, ie the top or bottom step. The strips should be parallel to the edge of the hazard.
TPS Corduroy is manufactured with ‘Cross-Grip’ serrations on the top of the profile which creates an Anti-Slip surface.
The underside of the bars are manufactured with fixing studs 8mm × 30mm long. These are screwed in to the bar at 120mm spacing and then welded, these enable the bars to be securely held in place along its length with epoxy resin, providing a very secure and concealed fixing.
Corduroy bars are available in standard lengths of 990mm and have a radius at both ends. This allows a 10mm water drain gap between each bar.
Alternatively, bars can be made to order at specific lengths up to 1800mm.
LOW DOMED DEMARCATION STUDS
A range of demarcation studs which are suitable for any situation. The low domed range has been designed as a marker stud which is not a trip hazard as there is no leading edge and the height is low and will not confuse the blind or partially sighted.
The studs range from the small 25mm diameter studs which are used for demarcating boundary lines and eating areas outside coffee houses and the larger studs which can be used on roads or pathways to demarcate parking bays or boundary issues.
The low domed demarcation studs are available in sized from 25 mm – 90 mm diameters.