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Supply and install <aluminium> <brass>, <stainless steel> expansion joint covers where indicated on the drawings. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia.
Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666.
Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888.
Email: joints@latham-australia.com.


Flexible Floor Covers For Installation in Pedestrian Applications
Cover units at floor junction to be Latham Type ……… at flat floor conditions and Latham Type……… at floor to wall conditions (in mill finish aluminium alloy 6063-T6/brass 380C/stainless steel 304). Any filler strips shall be secured in place in a manner that will not allow them to become disengaged as the expansion joint opens and closes.  The cover plate shall be fastened in place in such a manner that it maintains a constant spring tension at its centre point.  This cover must be designed to allow ….…mm of horizontal movement and ….…mm of vertical movement and function correctly during horizontal movements. All corners, crossovers and tees to be factory mitred, welded and furnished with 500mm legs in each direction. All Covers should be installed with suitable mechanical or epoxy fixings to suit the site conditions. Ensure that the installation of joint covers is carried out in accordance with Latham Australia Pty Ltd Installation Instructions for the relevant cover. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

Flexible Wall & Ceiling Covers
Interior and exterior cover units at walls and ceilings shall be Latham Type…… and Latham Type…… with clear anodized visual finishes.  The cover unit shall be flexible type to permit …….mm expansion and contraction and a minimum of …….mm perpendicular movement without damage to the wall or ceiling surfaces. All cover units used on expansion joints must be anchored on each side of the joint opening, expect for specific snap-on covers as detailed on pages 34 and 35 of Latham Technical Manual 43. Continuous aluminium anchor strips for flush mount wall and ceiling covers to be field drilled to match mortar joints in brick, block, or other material. All corners, crossovers and tees to be factory mitred, welded and furnished with 500mm legs in each direction. All Covers should be installed with suitable mechanical fixings to suit the site conditions. Ensure that the installation of joint covers is carried out in accordance with Latham Australia Pty Ltd Installation Instructions for the relevant cover. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

Flexible Roof Covers
Covers at flat roof condition to be Latham Type……… and roof to wall to be Latham Type……… in mill finish 6063-T5 aluminium. The cover plate shall be fastened in place in such a manner that it contains a constant spring tension at its centre point. All corners, crossovers and tees to be factory mitred, welded and furnished with 500mm legs in each direction. All direction change plates and transition plates to be factory fabricated. All Covers should be installed with suitable mechanical or epoxy fixings to suit the site conditions. Ensure that the installation of joint covers is carried out in accordance with Latham Australia Pty Ltd Installation Instructions for the relevant cover. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

Custom Made Floor Wall Ceiling and Roof Covers
Covers to be custom made units specifically designed for the …….. project, site address ………, as per the project specific specification. All covers are to be manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

PAVA Series Inlay Expansion Joint Covers
Cover joints at floor junction shall be Latham Type PAVA Inlay Joints. Cover units supplied in lengths detailed in Technical Manual 43 Ensure that the installation of joint covers is carried out in accordance with Latham Australia Pty Ltd Installation Instructions for the relevant cover. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

Floor Covers With Resilient Inserts For Installations In Light Duty Floor and Wall and Ceiling Applications
Light Duty Cover units at floor junction to be Latham Asbraloy Type ……… at flat floor conditions, Latham Asbraloy Type……… at floor to wall conditions, Latham Asbraloy Type……… at wall conditions and Latham Asbraloy Type……… at ceiling conditions (in mill finish aluminium alloy 6063-T6). Filler strips shall be secured in place in a manner that will not allow them to become disengaged as the expansion joint opens and closes. Continuous aluminium anchor strips for flush and surface mount floor, wall and ceiling covers to be field drilled to match mortar joints in brick, block, or other material This cover must be designed to allow ….…mm of horizontal movement and ….…mm of vertical movement and function correctly during horizontal movements. All corners, crossovers and tees to be site mitered, welded. All Covers should be installed with suitable fixings to suit the site conditions. Ensure that the installation of joint covers is carried out in accordance with Latham Australia Pty Ltd Installation Instructions for the relevant cover. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

Flexible Heavy Duty Pedestrian and HD Series Car Floor Expansion Joint Covers
Cover units at floor junction to be Latham Type ……… at flat floor conditions and Latham Type……… at floor to wall conditions (in mill finish aluminium alloy 6063-T6 /stainless steel 304). Any filler strips shall be secured in place in a manner that will not allow them to become disengaged as the expansion joint opens and closes.  The cover plate shall be fastened in place in such a manner that it maintains a constant spring tension at its centre point.  This cover must be designed to allow ….…mm of horizontal movement and ….…mm of vertical movement and function correctly during horizontal movements.
All corners, crossovers and tees to be factory mitred, welded and furnished with 500mm legs in each direction. All Covers should be installed with suitable mechanical or epoxy fixings and should be packed with high strength, no shrink epoxy grout to suit the site conditions. Ensure that the installation of joint covers is carried out in accordance with Latham Australia Pty Ltd Installation Instructions for the relevant cover. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

Flexible Heavy Duty Fork Lift Series Floor Expansion Joint Covers.
Cover units at floor junction to be Latham Type ……… at flat floor conditions and Latham Type……… at floor to wall conditions (in stainless steel 304 number 1 finish). The cover plate shall be fastened in place in such a manner that it maintains a constant spring tension at its centre point.  This cover must be designed to allow ….…mm of horizontal movement and ….…mm of vertical movement and function correctly during horizontal movements. This cover must be designed to accommodate loads not exceeding a standard wheel load of……kg, based on a 300mm diameter by 125mm wide tyre, over a minimum cover length of 1000mm, at a maximum operating expansion joint width of …….mm. All corners, crossovers and tees to be factory mitred, welded and furnished with 500mm legs in each direction. All Covers should be installed with suitable mechanical or epoxy fixings and should be packed with high strength, no shrink epoxy grout to suit the site conditions. Ensure that the installation of joint covers is carried out in accordance with Latham Australia Pty Ltd Installation Instructions for the relevant cover. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

RTJ Series Car Joint Covers
Cover joints at junction of paving shall be Latham Type RTJ-1 in mill finish aluminium alloy 5083. Cover units supplied in 2400mm lengths. The cover plate protects the elastomeric system from ultra-violet and physical damage. The waterproofing Elastomeric Con-proof system is only to be applied over a sound, suitably prepared concrete surface to guarantee waterproofing. All corners, crossovers and tees to be factory mitred, welded and furnished with 500mm legs in each direction. All Covers should be installed with suitable mechanical or epoxy fixings to suit the site conditions. Ensure that the installation of joint covers is carried out in accordance with Latham Australia Pty Ltd Installation Instructions for the relevant cover. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

BEJ and SER Series Roadway Expansion Joint Covers
Cover joints at junction of paving shall be Latham Type Roadway Expansion Joint Covers. Cover units supplied in lengths detailed in Technical Manual 43 Ensure that the installation of joint covers is carried out in accordance with Latham Australia Pty Ltd Installation Instructions for the relevant cover. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

Seismic Series Inlay Expansion Joint Covers
Cover joints at floor junction shall be Latham Type Seismic Expansion Joint Cover. Cover units supplied in lengths detailed in Technical Manual 43 Ensure that the installation of joint covers is carried out in accordance with Latham Australia Pty Ltd Installation Instructions for the relevant cover. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

Fire Resistant Specifications to USA ASTM E119/E814 Standard
 All Fire Rated Expansion Joint Covers must have been tested in accordance with the standard time temperature curve. The test specimen to include any splices, mechanisms and anchoring devices and represent a true field installation. It shall also be moved through at least 10 movement cycles from minimum to maximum design opening prior to testing and placed at maximum design opening prior to testing and placed at maximum design opening for testing. All fire rated joint covers shall maintain the fire rating of the assembly they are used in whether they are one, two, three or four hour assemblies. All corners, crossovers and tees to be factory mitred, welded and furnished with 500mm legs in each direction. Ensure that the installation of the fire barrier is carried out in accordance with Latham Australia Pty Ltd Installation Instructions for the relevant cover. Covers to be standard units manufactured by Latham Australia Pty. Ltd., 14 Tennyson Road, Gladesville NSW 2111 Australia. Fax: (02) 9879 7666 – International: (612) 9879 7666. Telephone: (02) 9879 7888 – International: (612) 9879 7888. Email: joints@latham-australia.com.

Note: All specifications, should be written in conjunction with information detailed on the Mechanical Expansion Joint Covers Product Information page of this website.

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