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Arc Business Interiors were approached to undertake the refurbishment of Wath Academy in South Yorkshire. Part of the project involved replacing existing stair nosings.

 

 

The Project

The new stair nosings needed to be durable and slip resistant, and also adhere to Building Regulations, BS 8300-2:2018 and Equality Act guidelines.For the safety of those working and studying in the Academy, the stair nosings would have to clearly mark the edge of the steps, with a tread measuring between 50mm-65mm, and a riser between 30mm-55mm. They needed to have a Light Reflectance Value (LRV) difference of 30 points from the floorcovering to help create a “ladder effect”.

The Approach

Arc Business Interiors contacted Quantum Flooring Solutions to find a suitable stair nosing for the project. Quantum recommended QR-HF1 Stair Nosings with polar grey inserts. QR-HF1 are heavy duty profiles, and are manufactured to be fitted with carpet or carpet tile.  With an all-over tread which reaches from the front edge of the step right to the back of the profile, trip risks are minimised plus the satin-anodised riser inhibits glare, which can otherwise cause issues with peoples’ vision when ascending staircases.

 

The Outcome

Arc Business Interiors were involved in the Wath Academy refurb from the design stage to the fitting process. With help from Quantum, they have made the school safer for staff and pupils for many years to come.  As Rachel Buttarazzi from Arc Business Interiors says:

“The Q-Range polar grey tread with satin-anodised riser really highlights the edge of the step and it looks fantastic. It also gives extra grip with the all-over tread.”


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