CASE STUDY: Residential - Urban Student Life - Stair Nosings

  • Residential  - Urban Student Life - Stair Nosings


KP House is a modern, 4-storey property located in the heart of Nottingham City Centre, designed by award-winning architects and comprising a total of 47 rooms split into three different types of excellent en suite student accommodation.

Owners, Urban Student Life, planned an ambitious programme of refurbishments, commencing immediately following the conclusion of the academic year. Quantum was tasked with urgently installing high quality stair nosings throughout the building, working to the tightest of deadlines which crucially required all work to be completed prior to students returning for the new term.


Expert evaluation of the project’s specific circumstances and requirements was swiftly carried out by Quantum’s CSCS-accredited Site Surveyor, resulting in a rapid recommendation of the optimum product from the extensive Quantum range.

Premium H-Range Stair Nosings, manufactured with anodised aluminium and durable PVC, were chosen for their heavy duty performance properties, supremely capable of dealing with the high volume of footfall and possessing a gauge which exactly complemented the specified floorcoverings.

To augment the nosing’s slip-resistant characteristics, the tread selected also featured the highest LRV rating to provide the clearest definition on every leading edge.

In order to minimise delay and maximise efficiency, Quantum’s free industry-leading Specialist Measuring Service (QSMS) was employed to expedite the process, utilising laser technology and electronic data transfer to quickly deliver the most accurate dimensions for manufacture.

Consequently, nosings were precisely cut remotely, dispatched to the site and fitted to all 60 steps within just 24 hours of measurements being taken, saving time, money and waste – with absolutely no compromise on quality, or student safety.

“Especially when speed is of the essence, QSMS gives Quantum a real advantage over their competitors – plus I know the job is in safe hands and will be perfect under foot, every time.”

John Smith, Project Manager  

Urban Student Life      

Quantum Profile Systems Ltd, Salmon Fields, Royton, Oldham OL2 6JG, United Kingdom.

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Urban Student Life – KP House, Nottingham


Gary Anthony


T&R Flooring, Nottingham


PROJECT SPECIFICATION DETAILS - Heavy duty, flat and bull nose designs – HF1 & HB1 - Tread colour – white (LRV 81.3) - Riser finish – anodised aluminium - Fixing – drilled & plugged - Free QSMS measuring service