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What Differentiates a Latham Stair Tread Nosing?

Oct 11, 2021 Posted by Dane Latham

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What Differentiates a Latham Stair Tread Nosing?

Whenever you are in a public area, the chances are you will encounter Stair Tread Nosings. They are installed for safety against slipping, and for improved visibility to assist the vision-impaired, as well as to protect the stairs from damage. In order to ensure fitness for purpose, there are import...
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Understanding Luminance Contrast and Compliance in Stair Tread Nosing

Whenever you are in a public area, the chances are you will encounter Stair Tread Nosings. They are installed for safety against slipping, and for improved visibility to assist the vision-impaired, as well as to protect the stairs from damage. In order to ensure fitness for purpose, there are import...
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How do I specify the right Stair Tread Nosing?

There are many features of Stair Tread Nosings that will influence the specific product for your site. Latham Australia has the widest range and variety and while our expert team of engineers are happy to answer any query you have, here is some good background information to get you started. 
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Latham - Proud to be Premium

The concept of a premium brand might seem increasingly at odds with a world dominated by cheap imitations, poor quality, value engineering and price-based buying. 
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The Latham Story

The Latham Australia story begins in the 1950’s. The business was founded by Mr William Latham and, ever since, has been owned by the one family.
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Study up! 5 steps for tactile indicator stud installation

Tactile indicator studs are an essential tool for ensuring pedestrian safety in busy or slip-prone areas. They also help anyone who is blind or visually impaired to navigate the world; by warning people when they are approaching a hazardous situation, such as stairs or a train platform, as well as p...
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Stay grounded: A guide to Australian floor coverings standards

Floor coverings can pose many OH&S risks. Highly polished or slippery floors cause falls in wet weather conditions, reflective surfaces trigger migraines or confusion for those with visual impairments, and poorly secured floor surfaces or obstructions can cause access issues for people with mobi...
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When is it time to replace your safety stair treads?

A safety stair tread is an essential component to any building exposed to pedestrian traffic. Not only do anti-slip treads and stair tread nosing minimise the risk of pedestrian slips and falls, they help to protect owners, building managers and construction workers from liability in the event of an...
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How to properly specify expansion joints

Mechanical expansion joint covers are designed to accommodate structural movement in a building due to thermal shrinkage and expansion of a building’s structure, or the impact of environmental factors like seismic activity. However, because expansion joints are manufactured differently according to ...
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The impact of climate change on mechanical expansion joints between concrete slabs

Climate change adaptation strategies have become increasingly important to Australian engineers, architects and designers in order to remain competitive in the construction industry. While some people remain sceptical of the impact of global warming, the fact is that investors are now looking ahead ...
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Where to use tactile indicator studs

Without a vision impairment, the application of tactile indicator studs (also known as tactile ground surface indicators) in your building project may not be foremost on your mind.
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Why illuminated handrails aren’t just for hospitals, and the power of lit stair nosings

Traditionally considered a safety feature of hospitals and nursing homes, illuminated handrails, bump rails and wall protection systems present a number of contemporary applications in building design.
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