Having worked with Polydeck on a previous project (Worcester Shrub Hill Station), West Midlands Trains asked for help on a similar project at St John’s station in Bedford.

In this case study, we look back at how we were able to once again assist West Midlands Trains, and provide information on how the Polydeck team can assist you to!

Why did West Midlands Trains contact the Polydeck team?

West Midlands Trains required a long-term durable solution to replace some out of date, slippery access steps. The existing ply-wood steps were slippery due to the high gloss paint that had been used on the stair nosing’s. This, combined with water ingress meant that the anti-slip surface was failing.

The steps risers were open, making them awkward to use during the evening and for the partially sighted. The staircases also lacked corduroy tactile’s at the top and bottom. The steps needed to be updated and brought fully in line with the Equality Act (2010), making them safe for public use.

Polydeck provided a compliant non-slip solution

Polydeck’s extra heavy-duty glass reinforced polyester (GRP) stair treads with through colour nosing’s, risers and corduroy tactile’s were specified for use. Polydeck’s unique diamond pattern stair treads are ideal for areas where the substrate is in poor condition or subject to movement.

They are manufactured using a diamond hard aggregate, so they are extremely hard wearing where there is heavy foot traffic. Through colour nosing‘s on the treads means that the contrasting colour at the front edge of the tread won’t fade, meaning there is no on-going maintenance required.

The addition of Polydeck’s black risers closed the stair gaps making the stairs safer and the nosing’s more visually contrasting, helping to comply with the Equality Act. Polydeck’s corduroy tactile’s were installed at the top and bottom of the stairs, aiding the visually impaired as a warning of on-coming steps.

West Midlands Trains were happy with the service provided by Polydeck as all products were made to measure, manufactured within a short time- frame and were quick and easy to install.

Choose Polydeck for industry leading non slip stair treads.