Dura Composites, a UK supplier of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) products, says that its Dura Slab stair treads have won an award for Innovation in Composite Design at the Composites UK awards.
The structural stair treads are lightweight, meaning that the treads and landings can be easily fixed into position thanks to their single unit construction, the company says. They feature a built-in riser for rapid installation and an in-built fall to assist with drainage and reduce pooling on stair surfaces. To ensure safety and ease of access for people with limited vision, Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads have DDA and Equality Act compliant contrasting coloured nosings, and provide a slip resistant surface, particularly when wet.
Available in 65 mm or 90 mm thicknesses, Dura Slab stair treads can span up to 2.1 m clear open span, achieving 5 kN/m2 at L/300 deflection, meaning that additional supports can be avoided in most scenarios. The 65 mm and 90 mm sizes are designed to map to the two most customary timber stair component sizes in common usage, which are 75 mm and 100 mm.
The fiber reinforced plastic used will not rot, corrode or lose colour during its design life, and is suitable for installation where the footbridge or staircase is located in close proximity to overhead power lines or electrified areas, due to its non-conductive properties.
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