Aluminium grating has grown from what was an option to mild steel products catering to different environment requirements, to a product that offers a distinctive and versatile design element now featured on a number of leading edge projects. It provides access to a building while being integrated into the overall design of the building. Aluminium gratings can take advantage of a useful combination of the materials charcteristics. It has a high load carrying capacity, low weight and good rigidity. Making it suitable for sun screening, facade coverings, staircases and ceiling panels. When combining the high resistance to corrosion and adding the anti-slip serrations the grating becomes ideal walkway and stairtread material for many of the harsher industrial environments.Specifications:
Recommended where light weight is important and where quality of appearance is paramount.
The slip resistance of the flooring and walkway product needs to be considered. Standard grating comparies plain square edge flat bars.To increase slip resistance the following points should be considered on sloping walkways.
Although not mandated by AS 1657 the use of 10 x 10mm square bar cleats or abrasive strips can be used for additional security. ISO 14122.1 recommends cleats between 10° and 20°. Serrated grating can be specified. Stainless steel and any bars 20mm deep will not be serrated. In addition both steel and aluminium grating can improve their slip resistance by setting the direction of walking over the floor parallel to the loadbars. In steel grating there is better slip resistance in patterns with 100mm cross rod centres
Available in panels up to 1200 x 6000