CASE STUDY: Education - Cardiff University - Stair Nosings

  • Education - Cardiff University - Stair Nosings

Challenge

Floor Furnishings were tasked with fitting flooring in University lecture theatres. The spaces, which would be used by large volumes of people, had to be Equality Act compliant and meet building regulations related to stepped access and slip resistance.

Nathan Jefferies, Director of the flooring contractor contacted Quantum to seek technical advice on which Stair Nosings would meet these standards.

Quantum provided information on a Stair Nosing that would meet the criteria for this project and this information was passed onto the Architect working on the University buildings.

Solution

The unique Q Range offered the perfect solution in a heavy duty gauge for the carpeted floor. Its all over tread design provides a slip resistant surface from the nose to the back edge, giving the benefit of extra safety when ascending or descending stairs.

The satin etched aluminium riser surface provides the double benefit of being scratch resistant and it inhibits the potential for ‘glare’, which is one of the requirements of the latest BS8300:2008 and Building Regulation guidelines applicable to stairways in areas of Public Access.

For more information about the Q Range of Stair Nosings click here.

CUSTOMER:

Cardiff University

MAIN CONTRACTOR:

Floor Furnishings

DISTRIBUTOR:

N/A

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