Can I Use Tactile Indicators on Stairs?
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Can I Use Tactile Indicators on Stairs?

Jan 2, 2023 Posted by Dane Latham

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Created: Apr 28, 2022; Published: May 24, 2022

Can I Use Tactile Indicators on Stairs?

A popular misconception about tactile indicators is that they are used to create a slip resistant surface before a potential hazard, and often results in the belief that tactile indicators can be used for slip resistance on stairs. 
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Created: Mar 14, 2022; Published: Apr 5, 2022

Expansion Joints - The Invisible Heroes of your Building

Buildings are designed to allow movement in response to various forces including thermal expansion and contraction, long-term shrinkage of structures and, in some cases, seismic activity. 
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Created: Feb 24, 2022; Published: Mar 22, 2022

What Are the Requirements For Tactile Ground Surface Indicators Under AS1428?

Almost everyone has seen Tactile Indicators – one of the vital safety products made and sold by Latham Australia. 
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Created: Feb 20, 2022; Published: Apr 21, 2022

How to Maximise the Working Life of Your Stair Tread Nosing

1. Select a Stair Nosing that is Appropriate for the Environment Where it is To Be Installed  Assess the type and volume of foot traffic and whether the nosing will be exposed to trolleys or other equipment. A lightweight profile in a high traffic area will wear quickly and result in a short lifespa...
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Created: Jan 28, 2022; Published: Mar 3, 2022

What Is The Typical Lead Time For Latham Products?

Latham Australia have been manufacturing our range of high-quality architectural and safety flooring products for over 70 years, right here in Sydney, Australia. Because we can make our products in such wide variety and to the precise specifications desired, just about all of our products are made t...
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Created: Jan 18, 2022; Published: May 9, 2022

The Use of Tactile Indicator Studs in Stairways

The purpose of tactile indicator studs is to create a textured ground surface on public pathways and access routes with a distinctive, consistent and readily-recognised surface pattern that is detectable by a long cane or underfoot. The textured surface is used to assist vision-impaired pedestrians ...
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Created: Jan 16, 2022; Published: Mar 27, 2022

Latham Australia’s Manufacturing and Dispatch, Right Here in Sydney

Here at Latham Australia, we make our entire range of floor movement control and safety products in our factory in Gladesville, in the Sydney suburbs. Latham are proud to be a key “Australian Made and Owned” business. 
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Created: Dec 15, 2021; Published: Feb 22, 2022

Are Stair Tread Nosings Suitable For Fire Escapes?

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) has adopted Australian Standard AS1428.1.2009 for Design for Access and Mobility and, accordingly, compliance is mandatory. The standard applies to new buildings and existing buildings that are being upgraded, altered, or refurbished.
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Created: Nov 15, 2021; Published: Feb 1, 2022

Why You Should Preference Australian-made Products

Firstly, let’s clear-up any confusion about what Australian-made actually means.  For a product to claim to be “Made in Australia”, “Australian Made” or “Manufactured in Australia”, Australian Consumer Law effectively states that the good must have undergone ‘substantial transformation’ within Austr...
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Created: Nov 12, 2021; Published: Feb 14, 2022

When Dirt Comes in the Door, There Goes Your Beautiful Floor

When you visit friends or relatives, you will often ask them, “should I take off my shoes to come inside?” because you don’t want to bring dirty, dusty, or wet shoes in, which would spoil the condition of their floors. That is really just being thoughtful and having good manners. On the other hand, ...
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Created: Nov 11, 2021; Published: Apr 29, 2022

What Differentiates Latham Expansion Joints?

In a world of competing products, one of the challenges for a specifier and a purchaser is to ensure that the product they choose is the one that is totally suitable for the job. Quality materials, precision manufacture, durability and performance are all part of the equation. Latham Australia has b...
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Created: Aug 20, 2019; Published: May 17, 2022

Giants in the Sky: Why are Skyscrapers Important?

Since the opening of Australia Square Tower in Sydney in 1967,  Australia’s skylines have continually risen, reflecting a change in the way we think about the relationship between towers and densification. Far flung from the early days of business districts, today’s skylines reveal a bricolage of br...
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