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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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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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Access-ability: how can accessibility be improved in building design?

2020-21 has been a turning point for the construction industry. The global pandemic, combined with a looming deadline to reverse the effects of climate change, have forced us to completely rethink how we design our built environment to better manage infectious diseases and create a more sustainable ...
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Should you hire overseas contractors in 2021?

At Latham we’ve had the good fortune of having all of our stair and flooring product manufacturing needs met by Australian workers. However, some organisations in the construction and manufacturing industries don't have the same luxury. The COVID-19 pandemic has put an unprecedented economic strain ...
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Stop and stair: Australian stair regulations in contemporary designs

It’s an exciting time to be designing staircases. From transparent stairs to giant spiral staircases, architects have more choice than ever. Staircases are no longer just a functional feature of a building: they’re a central element of the design.
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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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Designing sustainable architecture for natural disasters

The figures are staggering enough: from the 1980s to the last decade, weather-related damage has risen from losses of about $50 billion annually to nearly $200 billion every year. And there’s more to come, with the CSIRO warning that the cost of replacing buildings exposed to extreme weather events ...
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6 safe design principles to consider for your next project

During the planning, design, and construction phase of any project, safeguarding the property from potential risks is critical to the project’s success.
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11 Safety Measures Every Construction Site Should Have In Place

All employers have a responsibility in protecting the health and safety of their staff, regardless of their occupation or industry. For construction workers, who are exposed to high risk environments, there are additional dangers which must be considered.
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6 after market upgrades for a safer environment

As contractors, employees and stakeholders in the constructions industry, we have a mutual responsibility in ensuring that buildings meet safety standards so that preventable injuries and damage is avoided. Building a safer environment should never be an afterthought, but in some cases — such as old...
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