We apply skid resistant coatings to roadways and other outdoor areas to add high friction safety qualities, making road surfaces less slippery in the most critical situations.
High Friction Surfacing is an anti skid surface treatment. It is mainly used on roads entering pedestrian crossing and places where the vehicles breaking could need extra assistance. This specifcation of floor coating has a long history of proven use in saving lives by imparting the highest level of skid resistance. If you are interested in prices or specifications available please complete the contact form so we can assist you right away.
The HFS is available as a hot applied installation system or cold applied installation treatment. The hot applied HFS installation involves the application of a hot pre-mixed material consisting of glue and calcined bauxite. The cold applied high friction floor systems are similar to surface dressing in that they involve the even application of a tough polymeric liquid binder onto the prepared road flooring followed by the installation of calcined bauxite stone aggregate.
The Coloured High Friction Surfaces system is used in all traffic and pedestrian areas where colour is the key. Coloured roads or pathways can be used to guide traffic or pedestrians. Or alternatively colour can be used simply for better visibility. Coloured High Friction Surfacing was widely adapted from the original anti skid coating in the late 1990s. These products make use of pigmented calcined bauxite, which is naturally grey or buff after the calcining process of the mined bauxite. Pigmentation is achieved using coloured binders, applied to the bauxite either before or during the installation process. Only some products make use of a pigmented binder to encapsulate the bauxite in the installed process.
The colourful HFS needs to be focussed as the primary focus being for the safety of the flooring and secondary the design or nice decorative look of the floor. To the road user, the use of coloured surfacing draws attention to a change of environment, a particular hazard or highlights other measures implemented to improve road safety. The use of colour on a carriageway can also reduce lane width perception which has the effect of lowering overall vehicle speeds. An example of this is the use of Red High Friction Surfacing on the approach to a Pelican or Zebra Crossing. These specifications are proven to help with the breaking of cars.
Anti Skid Road Specification is an epoxy resin process dressed with high PSV calcined bauxite aggregate. These Anti Skid Road Specification is available in either HAPAS or BBA Approved Type 1 Hot or Cold lay, and installed by HAPAS & BBA Approved installers. All the materials and products used for these treatments comply with the properties required in Clause 924 - Skid Resistant Surfacing and hold a BBA Type 1 approval. We use both Type 1 Clause 924 hot applied surface coatings and Type 1 Clause 924 cold applied surface coatings.
All of the installers we use throughout the UK will be approved by HAPAS and BBA so you know the qulaity of works will be second to none. The specification is high quality to meet these accreditations. Like everything in life you get what you pay for and although these costs might not be the cheapest we certainly believe as a specialist installer in we will certainly be best value for money. We challenge you to enquire with us and check we are best value because very confident in our work and prices to the competitive.
The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has published new guidance on road antiskid resistance policy. The new road surface treatments guidance for aims to assist highway authorities to formalise processes for monitoring skid resistance, identify roads where lack of grip is a potential issue, prioritise sites for required improvement and ensure that these improvements are incorporated in the annual highway maintenance programme.
By undertaking these actions authorities are able to develop a coherent road skid resistance policy. The procedures forwarded set out a long term strategy on how to manage the skid resistance of a road network to a consistent and safe level.
PSV Anti-Skid Properties stands for polished stone value. This is used as there was growing concerns with roads becoming more congested and the relationship between road materials and skid-resistance. The Polished Stone Value of aggregate gives a measure of resistance to the polishing action of vehicle tyres under conditions similar to those occurring on the surface of a road. Calcined bauxite is a manufactured aggregate with exceptional resistance to abrasion caused by vehicle tyres combined with a very high resistance to polishing - polished stone value PSV70+.
Additionally we are able to offer a similar product to the Type 1 but with a lower PSV of 65, this product is ideal for nearby village gateways, hatched areas, speed roundels and cycleways. But in general for motorways, roads and surrounding areas then the higher the PSV value the better because means the anti skid property is better. The fundamental purpose of the PSV is to enable safer roads to be built.
Many individuals closest to me ask the question the costs of High Friction Surfacing for roadways. Death or serious injury has an immeasurable cost to the victims family and friends. How can anyone put a cost on someones life? Financially, there are major cost consequences for emergency services, local and national governments. Police entering the scene of road traffic accidents and ambulances are very costly to the UK. Therefore any preventive measures we can take to prevent accidents surely is a cheap price to pay.
It is estimated that one fatality on a nonmotorway road costs £1.4m and on a motorway £1.7m. High friction surfaces reduced accidents by 57% measured on 34 schemes and delivered a first year rate of return of 352%. So anyone questioning the prices of HFS needs to look at how many lives this is saving in the UK.
The High Friction Surface is used for a number of applications including roadways, motorways, bus lanes, towpaths, car parks and bicycle lanes. The cycle tracks and lanes are popular now because cycling in growing as a sport in the UK and decdicated routes are being provided. Bus routes are growing also because faster public trasnport is key for the UK government. The use of the antiskid flooring on roads are approaching crossings, roundabouts, lane exits or entrances.
For walkways and pathways it is ideal to ramps and steps to improve the anti slip properties. The HFS draws your attention to a change in environment and foucuses the brain to think of potential hazards. This lowers the risk of accidents and serves it purpose well hence the use of colourful specification. All of our anti-skid road surfacing treatments are completed within your timescale and budget restraints whilst maintaining the top rated customer service and the highest standards of quality. If you are thinking of having these materials installed in then fill in the contact box and we will gladly assist you get this completed.
It is a bold statement to make but we honestly believe we are the best skid resistant surfacing installers and can provide the highest quality installations at great prices. We challenge you to enquire with us because would love your honest feedback on whether the quotes we provide are competitive. We only use the premium materials so you might not receive the cheapest quote but certainly on a like for like basis with products used we should not be beaten on price.
We receive great costs from all our suppliers so very confident to pass on a quote you could not refuse. Fill in the contact form today to see if you agree with our bold statement of being the best installers of high friction surfacing and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.