For people who are blind or visually impaired, tactile paving is intended to act as a guide and a warning in public spaces, including the entrances to buildings and transportation hubs. To be in compliance with the Equality Act of 2010, the Department for Transport and Building Regulations mandates that local governments install tactile surfaces. GRP or exceptionally durable, slip-resistant polyurethane are used to make tactile paving (glass reinforced plastic). They may be applied to surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, steel, and tiles using a variety of adhesives, and they are quick and simple to install.
Surface to warn the visually impaired of highway crossings, kerbs, roads, rail platform edges, built environments, paths and cycle tracks.
Blister tactile paving is used at both controlled and uncontrolled pedestrian crossing points where the footpath is at the same level as the carriageway. Red tiles are used for controlled crossings and buff tiles for uncontrolled crossings.
Blister rail paving is used to help identify the oncoming approach of a railway platform edge. The surface is designed with flat topped domes that are set parallel to the direction of the platform, helping the visually impaired to indicate the travel direction of the train.
Our corduroy paving is ideal for steps, level crossings or the approach to on street light rapid transport (LRT) platforms to warn the visually impaired. It also conveys the message to proceed with caution when used where a footway joins a shared route.
Our cycleway tactile paving offers safety for the visually impaired when using shared cycle footways. The segregated surface advises of the correct side to use when pathways are not physically separated.
Our guidance path surface is ideal for the visually impaired when traditional cues, such as property line or kerb edge, are not available. It offers guidance around obstacles in a pedestrianised area by walking on the tactile surface or by maintaining contact with a long cane.