Paving Other / Tactile Paving

What is Tactile Paving?

Tactile Paving is a system of special paving blocks or tiles with surface indicators that are used within walkways to assist pedestrians who are visually impaired. Tactile paving has surface protrusions detectable with a "long cane" or underfoot. The type of protrusion tells the pedestrian something specific about his or her location and direction within the walkway.

Vanstone produces broadly two Tactile Paving Blocks: 1. Warning Blocks or Ramp Blocks that issues an underfoot warning like for a sudden up or down slope. Here the knobs also act as a very effective precausion against slipping. 2.Directional Blocks or Guide Blocks that indicate direction to a visually impaired pedestrian. Vantone's Tactile Paving Blocks can be used on sidewalks, footpaths, strairs and train station platforms.

Colours
Pigmented colours are cast into the concrete. The colouring is throughout the thickness of the concrete and its appearance is earthy. Bright colours can be obtained by painting with road marking paint. This can be done in the factory on request. The colours shown below are as represented by your computer screen or printer through the eyes of the camera that first took the pictures. It is approximate only and not meant to be true to the real products.
       
 Natural Grey  Red  Charcoal  Yellow
Products Description Sizes Product Codes

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Warning Blocks 400x400 for pedestrians on side walks, ramps, platforms and more. Also acts as a non-slip feature, especially when wet.

Complies with SANS 784 Tactile Indicators as well specifications of the City of Tshwane and other Municipalities.

Colours as above

Nominal size 400 x 400 x 65mm Grey
Nominal size 400 x 400 x 65mm Colour

Mass 25kg per block

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P2-0240
P2-0240/C

 

Directional Blocks 400x400 for visually impaired pedestrians on walkways as required.

Complies with SANS 784 Tactile Indicators as well specifications of the City of Tshwane and other Municipalities.

Colours as above

Nominal size 400 x 400 x 65mm Grey
Nominal size 400 x 400 x 65mm Colour

Mass 25kg per block

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P2-0241
P2-0241/C


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Ramp Blocks 320x320 for pedestrian or trolley ramps onto side walks with protruding knobs. While the knobs indicate slope to the visually impaired, it is also a very effective non-slip surface for all pedestrians, especially when wet.
Colours: Natural Grey, Red, Charcoal and Yellow.

320 x 320 x 75mm thick Grey
320 x 320 x 75mm thick Colours

Mass 19kg per block

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P2-0201
P2-0201/C

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Guide Blocks 320x320 for the blind with protruding ribs, 75mm thick.
Colours:
Natural Grey, Red, Charcoal and Yellow.

 

 

320 x 320 x 75mm thick Grey
320 x 320 x 75mm thick Colours

Mass 19kg per block

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P2-0201/1
P2-0201/1C

Warning Blocks 300x300 for pedestrians on side walks, ramps, platforms and more. Also acts as a non-slip feature, especially when wet.

Complies with SANS 784 Tactile Indicators as well specifications of the City of Tshwane and other Municipalities.

Colours as above

Nominal size 300 x 300 x 50mm Grey
Nominal size 300 x 300 x 50mm Colour
Mass 11kg per block

Nominal size 300 x 300 x 80mm Grey
Nominal size 300 x 300 x 80mm Colour
Mass 17kg per block

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P2-0230
P2-0230/C

P2-0231
P2-0231/C

 

Directional Blocks 300x300 for visually impaired pedestrians on walkways as required.

Complies with SANS 784 Tactile Indicators as well specifications of the City of Tshwane and other Municipalities.

Colours as above

Nominal size 300 x 300 x 50mm Grey
Nominal size 300 x 300 x 50mm Colour
Mass 11kg per block

Nominal size 300 x 300 x 80mm Grey
Nominal size 300 x 300 x 80mm Colour
Mass 17kg per block

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P2-0235
P2-0235/C

P2-0236
P2-0236/C