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Applicable Standards

AS 1428.1-2009 – Disabled Floor Finishes

Design for access and mobility – General requirements for access – New building work

This Standard specifies the design requirements for new building work, as required by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards (Premises Standards), to provide access for people with disabilities. It is also important to understand that even though AS1428.1 – 2009 has a title “new building work” it does not or is not limited to new buildings. AS1428.1 – 2009 has particular attention given to –

  1. continuous accessible paths of travel and circulation spaces for people who use wheelchairs;
  2. access and facilities for people with ambulatory disabilities; and
  3. access for people with sensory disabilities.

Disabled Floor Finishes are required for Accessible Sanitary Facilities (Disabled Toilets) as well as Ambulant Toilets. As these are a statutory requirement it is extremely important to ensure that the accessible fittings that are being install meet he Australian Standards requirements. For more information regarding the requirements for Disability Accessible Floor Finishes and the compliance with AS1428.1 – 2009, please feel free to contact ASN. (Please note that ASN is a for fee consultative company and fees may be applicable for verbal & written advice).

Polyflor

T: (03) 9215 4400
W: www.polyflor.com

Polyflor are constantly striving to improve processes and products to reflect the changing demands of the marketplace. We have invested ca. £34 million in plant and equipment over the last decade, enhancing and expanding our product portfolio to provide added value for our customers.

Manufacturers of non slip vinyl including:

  • Polysafe Astral
  • Polysafe Vogue
  • Polysafe Corona
  • Polysafe Vogue Ultra
  • Polysafe Ultra
  • Polysafe Standard

Interface

T: 1800 804 361

W: www.interface.com

The extensive range of designs and practical features of InterfaceFLOR carpets provide an effective solution for a wide variety of commercial environments.

Below we have listed a number of commercial applications for InterfaceFLOR floorcoverings.

  • Office
  • Cable-access flooring
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Aged Care
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Large Commercial Facilities
  • Government

Altro Vinyl

T: (03) 9466 3211

W: www.asf.com.au

Manufacturers of non slip vinyl including:

  • Prismatic Plus Multipurpose 2.0mm range
  • Impressionist II 2.0mm range
  • Designer 2.5mm range
  • 3.0mm range
  • Barefoot 2.0mm range
  • Static dissipative 2.0mm range

Armstrong Commercial Flooring

T: 1800 632 624

W: www.armstrongflooring.com

Manufacturers of non slip vinyl including:

  • Accolade Safe Plus
  • Safeguard
  • Wallflex

Latham Australia

T: (02) 8315 3202

W:www.latham-australia.com

TYPES AVAILABLE

  • Solid Brass Stair Tread Nosings with Slip Resistant Safety Abrasive Infil
  • Solid Aluminium Stair Tread Nosings with
  • Slip Resistant Safety Abrasive Infil
  • Solid Aluminium High Luminance Saftey
  • Stair Tread Nosings
  • Slip Resistant Surface Coating Products

 

Gerflor Australasia

T: 1800 060 785

W: www.gerflor.com.au

Manufacturers of non slip vinyl including:

  • Tarasafe
  • Tarasafe Decor
  • Tarasafe Trend
  • Tarasafe Comfort
  • Tarasafe Super

To have your contact details listed on our website as a supplier of disability access products, please contact us.

***Please note that listings in our database are free and there are no kick-backs or royalties required. ASN remains independent and impartial from all listings. Also noting ASN does not guarantee that any of the listings are compliant and or appropriate for a particular use with the built environment.*** Please note that ASN is a consultative company and there may be fees applicable for verbal and written advice.

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Key Services

We provide both onsite & desktop disability access audits. Access audits provide a comprehensive report and we work along side governments, design teams, owners, companies etc.

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A performance solution report is where a deemed to satisfy provision is not met and an alternative building solution is proposed. The performance solution report is to articulate how the building solution is equal to or greater than that of the minimum requirement.

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More and more requests are being made of product suppliers to provide a disability access compliance certification. ASN specialises in these certifications for suitability and usability of mainstream products for people with disability.

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A luminance contrast test is a calculation between two (2) surfaces Light Reflectance Values (LRV’s). This determines the percentage of difference and is used to confirm compliance or deem not compliant.

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When is it best to engage ASN? As early as is possible. This is usually at the design phase of a project. ASN can assist by providing advice direction so that in the future stages there has already been a number of common mistakes avoided.

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