Blackpool Borough Council Tactiles

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Andrew Connor designed the Continuous Tactile.

This is a truly innovative design and is unique to Connor Specialist Paving.Andrew decided to design a tactile which would eliminate the problems when using flag or stick on tactiles, which are prone to crack, subside and lift causing a dangerous surface for the pedestrian. The Connor Continuous Tactiles are easy to repair with no excavation necessary, sections can be cut out and replaced for utilities

Blackpool Borough Council are the first council to commission and specify the tactile in their tenders.

The Continuous Tactile is laid onto the existing surface. There is no jointing involved in the process. It is laid continuously following the undulations of the existing surface so there is no cracking or subsiding and uses hard wearing non slip MMA technology HAPAS approved. As can be seen in the photographs there is no cutting required the area is laid in one continuous section. There is no need for costly excavation, with a minimum TM and the area is back in use within hours with minimum disruption (works were carried out in high season). Minimum waste so environmentally friendly. The tactiles can be laid in buff, yellow or red.

.Blackpool Council commissioned the tactiles to be laid in a shared space on the promenade. Originally this was laid with flag tactiles which had cracked within 6 months of laying due to traffic driving over them. The flag tactiles were excavated and a tarmac surface laid. The area was then prepared and the MMA tactiles laid onto the existing surface. The tactiles were laid closing one section at a time to keep disruption to a minimum and the crossing open. Due to the strong and hard wearing properties of the tactiles vehicles can drive over them without causing any damage.