specialist street products and fittings for the public realm
[a trading division of RockArt Europe Ltd.]
© urbanfinish 1991-2020
... since 1991
telephone: +44 121 288 9045
e-mail: [email protected]
We manufacture a wide range of Blister Tactile Paving fittings - from the Classic™ brushed fitting which we were the first to produce in accordance with the regulations (1991), or TopGrip Anti-Slip, Cross-Grip, Zircol-Topped - and many other versions. Whichever type is chosen, all are designed to be retro-fitted into almost any existing paving. Our Technical Services office provides great assistance to clients and contractors to install the units.
25-16mm diameter x 5.0mm (+/- 0.5mm) high, we design and manufacture all of our products to be compliant with the Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) "Guidance on the Use of Tactile Paving Surfaces - DETR 1998", BS7997:2003. TopGrip™ Blister tactile paving studs Official DETR tactile paving studs retro-fitted into all paving finishes. All types available in Grade 316 Stainless Steel, Brass, Bronze or Resin-Filled HD Composite (any RAL colour). Grid pattern layout is used to indicate pedestrian crossings with dropped kerbs, light-controlled crossings, and crossings with no traffic lights. Offset pattern layout is used to indicate the edge of the platform at Rail stations, or off-street applications. The set-out of the pattern is critical - the rows of blisters must be parallel to the kerb-edge, and generally set back 400mm back. Tactile warnings provide a distinctive surface pattern of "truncated domes" or cones which are detectable by a cane or underfoot which are used to alert pedestrians. The studs have been tested and have passed the pendulum slip test in both wet and dry conditions. The studs are fixed by drilling the paving and resin-ing into position. Fully compliant to the building regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)