Corduroy Hazard Warning Strips
Tactile paving services has worked with architects and building contractors to design 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 the Tactile Pacing Services Limited corduroy stainless steel strips 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.