Decking balustrade is top of the class again
neaco’s Spectrum balustrade continues to attract demand in the education sector following its specification in the redevelopment of Midgley School in West Yorkshire.
Built by Strategic Team Group on behalf of Calderdale Council, the scheme includes an extension providing new classrooms with internal stairwells, external steps and a decking terrace featuring Spectrum balustrade in nylon coated aluminium with perforated panel infill. The external balustrade includes a double-handrail design catering for the varying heights of users in line with DDA guidelines and the terrace also features neaco’s Techdek aluminium decking.
neaco’s Managing Director, Alan Green, commented: “Our Spectrum modular system is a well-established specification in educational developments and refurbishments – it provides a variety of attributes which are ideally suited to their particular demands. In contrast to the mess and high energy consumption of fabricated solutions, Spectrum offers pre-engineered modular components which are connected internally with no welding required. This means fast, low-energy installation which minimises disruption to school activities and works within tight building schedules constrained by school timetables. Spectrum is also smooth and warm to the touch with a zero-maintenance, non-chip finish which is durable in typically high-traffic areas such as school stairwells.”
As well as perforated panels, Spectrum’s selection of infills includes vertical or horizontal rails, mesh, aluminium grille panels and toughened glass panels. A wide range of other design options include offset glass infill, offset top rails with multi-rails or glass, and a choice of tapered or straight flat-bar stanchions. The system is also available in satin polished stainless steel or an aluminium/stainless steel combination, and comes with neaco’s class-leading Lifetime Guarantee.