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GRP Footbridges And Landings

Dura Slab Stair Treads And Landings

Safe and Durable Dura Slab Systems Ideal for the Rail Industry

If you’re looking for prefabricated pedestrian bridges that can be installed virtually overnight without requiring denial of rail paths or extended track possessions then you’ve come to the right place

 

Dura Composites has developed a range of easily deployable FRP/GRP solutions featuring our market leading Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads and Landings and Dura Profile structural components.

If you require Non-Structural Stair Treads, scroll down to our gritted Non-Structural Stair Tread covers section at the base of this page.

Structural Stair Treads

Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads Are Fabricated From Fibreglass And Have A High Strength To Weight Ratio

Pre-Fabricated Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads Providing Strong Solutions to the Rail Industry

Created in association with Abellio Greater Anglia, this award-winning structural tread product incorporates a number of ground-breaking features designed to reduce project costs and installation times, thereby limiting disruption to passengers.

Pre-fabricated and lightweight, the treads and landing can easily be fixed into position, thanks to their single unit construction. Dura Slab structural stair treads feature a built-in riser for rapid installation and an in-built fall to assist with drainage and reduce pooling on stair surfaces. The Riser detail can be removed if necessary.

Dura Composites landing panels can span up to 2m clear span (50mm thick option), achieving 5kN/m2 at L/300 deflection or up to 3.2m(using the 100mm option). Both reduce or eliminate the need for additional supports to break spans down, providing huge advantages over other composite solutions on the market. The need for less or no alterations to the sub structure also dramatically reduces the install time, number of possessions and overall disruption to the end user. No heavy lifting equipment is needed as all panels can be easily manhandled even in full stock lengths.

Key Features of Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads

Features of Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads

Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads are a precision engineered product made from GRP which complies with Network Rail specifications and offers significant improvements over traditional alternatives – including a dramatic reduction in installation time.

On-going maintenance of the Dura Slab Structural Stair Tread system is not required as Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) will not rot, corrode or even lose colour throughout is design life, and it is ideally suited to situations where the footbridge or staircase is located in close proximity to overhead power lines or electrified areas, due to its non-conductive properties.

GRP Structural Stair Treads

Rapid Installation Saves Time & Money

The Dura Composites treads and landings can be easily fixed into position thanks to their single unit construction and feature a built-in riser for rapid installation and an in-built fall to assist with drainage and reduce pooling on stair surfaces.

Available in 65mm or 90mm thicknesses, our GRP/FRP Stair Treads can span up to 2.1m clear open span, achieving the required 5kN/m2 at L/300 deflection, meaning that additional supports can be avoided in most scenarios. The 65mm and 90mm sizes are designed to map to the two most customary timber stair component sizes in common usage, which are 75mm and 100mm. The Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads are available in either 65mm or 90mm profiles and therefore allow for a 10mm adjustment in each case, meaning easy replacement of degraded timber.

On-going maintenance of the Dura Slab system is not required as GRP will not rot, corrode or even lose colour throughout is design life, and is ideally suited to situations where the footbridge or staircase is located in close proximity to overhead power lines or electrified areas, due to its non-conductive properties.

Structural Stair Treads For Rail Projects

Replacement Stairs & Landings are Quick and Easy to Install With Dura Composites

The products are formed by combining resin and glass fibres to produce ‘Thermoset’ products which are renowned for their strength and durability.

Where previous composite treads on the market have been limited in span capabilities, Dura Composites has the ability to span up to 2.1m clear open span, achieving the required 5kN/m2 at L/300 deflection and meaning that additional supports can be avoided in most scenarios. The design has built-in risers, speeding up the install process and a slight fall to assist in the prevention of water pooling which can lead to problems with ice in winter.

The Dura Composites systems made from fibreglass are lightweight, high-strength, anti-slip, non-corrosive and non-conductive and so overcome all the problems normally associated with the use of traditional materials such as wood, steel and concrete. Our structural stair treads can be installed with minimum disruption to passengers, whilst still offering benefits over traditional timber treads. All stair treads and landings have an anti slip surface which boasts one of the highest degrees of slip resistance ever measured for a walking surface.

Structural Treads & Landings Made From Fibreglass Vastly Reduce Installation Times

Commenting on the successful installation of Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads at Wymondham Rail Station, Simone Bailey Asset Management Director at Abellio Greater Anglia said:

“We are delighted with the results at Wymondham. Working in partnership with Dura Composites to develop a pioneering foot tread of this type demonstrates our continued commitment to improving stations. The upgraded footbridge has benefitted from an excellent refurbishment, with new treads that are better, more durable, safer and easy to install, whilst complimenting the footbridge structure – which has been repainted in original colours. It was important that this footbridge project enhanced its “usability” for customers and its appearance for the community, at a well-loved and well-preserved gateway to the town. We look forward to building on this success with future Dura Composites installations.”

 

How Fibreglass Stair Treads Compare to Traditional Timber Treads

Dura Composites Offers Wide Span Capabilities.

Where previous composite treads on the market have been limited in span capabilities, Dura Composites has the ability to span up to 2.1m clear open span, achieving the required 5kN/m2 at L/300 deflection and meaning that additional supports can be avoided in most scenarios. The new Dura Slab Structural Stair Tread design can be specified with built-in risers, speeding up the install process whilst increasing safety, particularly in scenarios where bridge treads are located near overhead lines or are replacing open risers.

Safe, Anti-Slip Stair Treads

Dura Composites Structural Treads are Health & Safety and DDA Compliant

GRP Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads Meet Health and Safety Requirements for the Rail Industry

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.

The products are formed by combining resin and glass fibres to produce ‘thermoset’ products which are renowned for their strength and durability. Where previous composite treads on the market have been limited in span capabilities, Dura Composites has the ability to span up to 2.1m clear open span, achieving the required 5kN/m2 at L/300 deflection and meaning that additional supports can be avoided in most scenarios. The design has built-in risers, speeding up the install process and a slight fall to assist in the prevention of water pooling which can lead to problems with ice in winter.

Structural Stair Treads are a Low Maintenance Alternative to Traditional Materials

Fibreglass will not rot, corrode or even lose colour throughout its design life, and is ideally suited to situations where the footbridge or staircase is located in close proximity to overhead power lines or electrified areas, due to its non-conductive properties. All stair treads and landings have a gritted, anti-slip surface, creating one of the highest degrees of slip resistance ever measured for a walking surface.

GRP Construction Materials Ideally Suited to the Rail Industry

The structural stair treads span up to 2.1 metres, are corrosion and weather resistant, non-conductive and require minimal maintenance. Available in 65mm or 90mm thicknesses accommodating for up to 320mm Goings on the treads, the Dura Slab structural components are the ideal choice for complete refurbishment or individual tread and landing replacement projects.

All stair treads and landings have an anti slip surface creating one of the highest degrees of slip resistance ever measured for a walking surface.

Product Range: Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads

The Dura Slab Structural Stair Tread solution is designed to meet and exceed the requirement specification for Network Rail. The range includes:

Dura Slab Structural Stair Tread 65mm

Length: 1830, 2150 & 4020mm

Width: 320mm

Weight per linear metre: 12.75kg

Clear span: 2.1m 5kn/m2 at L300 deflection

Dura Slab Structural Stair Tread 90mm

Length: 2050mm or 3020mm

Width: 284mm

Weight per linear metre: 14.50kg

Clear span: 2.2m 5kn/m2 at L300 deflection

Dura Slab Type 50 for Landings

Length: 3660

Width: Top=500mm Bottom=450mm

Weight per linear metre: 19.67kg

Clear span: 2m 5kn/m2 at L300 deflection

Non-Structural Stair Tread Covers

Anti-Slip Sheets to Cover Existing Steps

If you’re looking for a non-structural solution to the problem of worn or slippery treads on rail crossings and bridges then you may want to consider Dura Tread GRP anti-slip covers.

 

Dura Tread pre-formed pultruded anti-slip stair tread covers are a fast and convenient way to provide solid, slip-resistant footing for existing stairs. They can be installed over existing wood, concrete or metal steps by glueing, screwing or bolting into position for immediate use. Standard nosing for these covers is a highly visible yellow, with a white option also available. We also offer large ant-slip Dura Tread Sheets for landings and larger areas that require a non-structural cover option.

The proven gritted, maximum anti-slip Fibreglass Stair Tread Covers surface has one of the highest degrees of slip resistance ever measured for a walking surface, especially in wet and oily work areas.

Dura Stair Tread Cover

Length: 3660mm

Width: 345mm

Thickness: 5mm

Weight per linear metre: 3.99kg

Clear span: N/A Cover only

Our high-quality pultruded GRP Step Covers are manufactured from a corrosion resistant isophthalic Polyester resin, with an extremely hardwearing gritted non-slip top surface, and are designed for both interior & exterior railway crossing and footbridges that require a non-structural application.

The high visibility nosing highlights the leading edge of the step, and the low profile characteristics of the Dura Tread Cover allows it to be fitted to new or existing metal, concrete, or timber steps whilst only increasing the overall step height by 5mm.

If your project requires a structural stair tread, please scroll up to the top of the page to view details on our Dura Slab FRP Structural Stair Treads.

Our Dura Slab FRP Structural Stair Treads Have Won the Top Award for Design Innovation Due to their Durability and Ease of Installation

The Composites UK awards in Birmingham have awarded Dura Composites a top award for Innovation in Composite Design for our precision engineered FRP products. 

Our award-winning Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads are lightweight and high quality, bringing over 20 years of experience in the composites industry to the forefront of our desire to make great products.

Managing Director at Dura Composites, Stuart Burns has said

“Our new Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads are more durable, safer and easier to install than anything previously on the market, and helps save money through lower labour costs, fewer possessions and easier handling. We’re delighted with this award win which recognises our commitment to bringing innovative products to market that are designed for the future.”

Contact us today on +44 1255 440291 for free advice or a quote on a structural or non-structural stair tread solution. Our knowledgeable team are ready to help.

 

As well as winning an award for our precision-engineered FRP products, we were also a Finalist in the 2017 UK Rail Industry Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation across the rail industry.

You can be rest assured that our composite rail products are of a high quality and durable to provide strength and safety through the everyday workings of the rail industry.

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