Your Experts in Design, Supply and Installation of Tactiles & Stairnosing. Assisting the vision impaired now and into the future...
The number of Australians estimated to have legal blindness or low vision is approximately 380,000, with this number expecting to double by 2024 as the population ages.* Incorporating aids for the vision impaired in all indoor and outdoor construction is not only good practice, but it has become mandatory in all Australian building codes and Public Access Disability Standards.
At TacShield we work hand in hand with our clients to develop successful and cost effective tactile and stairnosing solutions. We specialise in providing solutions no matter how big or small you may be.
We are slightly different to most manufacturers and distributors in that we understand the need for a unique and customised approach to our customers needs. That’s why at TacShield we have developed several solutions for multiple clients that have involved our consulatation right from the planning process.
If you're looking to partner your business with a supplier and installer you can trust, then look no further. The whole range of TacShield products is backed by a dedicated sales and support team.
So talk to us today, and find out how TacShield can assist you in the supply, design and instalation of your Tactile needs.
Here at Tacshield Urban Developments we specialize in modern day living, whether it be high quality designer kitchens and living spaces, sleek and stylish bathrooms or if you want an outdoor area to entertain or relax, we can build spacious decks and pergolas or even feature walls that will provide a great scenery in your backyard.
Available in 4 Colours
CobbleTac Tactiles are available in 4 colours to meet the 30% luminance contrast requirements of the Australian Standard AS1428 — 2009 Design for access and mobility— Means to assist the orientation of people with vision impairment—Tactile ground surface indicators, in both Hazard and Directional profiles.
CobbleTac Tactiles are manufactured in tough porcelain to provide a cost competitive permanent solution and are warranted against manufacturing faults for a period of 10 years, when installed to the manufacturer's installation instructions.
CobbleTac Tactiles are UV Stable and have been designed and tested in Australia's extreme climatic conditions. CobbleTac Tactiles will retain colour contrast, will not absorb moisture and will remain dimensionally stable for the life of the product.
Easy to Install
CobbleTac Tactiles are easy to install using standard industry methods and are appropriate for both internal and external applications such as: bus stops, pedestrian crossings, stairs and ramps. CobbleTac Tactiles can be installed into concrete, bitumen, pavers, and over most other substrates.
CobbleTac Tactiles meet Australian Standard AS1428 — 2009Design for access and mobility — Means to assist the orientation of people with vision impairment — Tactile ground surface indicators, and are guaranteed to conform to all of the dimensional requirements to provide safe and effective tactile cues for the vision impaired. Available in 300x300x15mm format (10mm base with 5mm stud height).
R12 Slip Resistance for Pedestrian Surfaces
CobbleTac Tactiles are R12 rated in accordance with the Australian Standards AS4586:2004, Slip resistance classification of new pedestrian surface materials. CobbleTac porcelain Tactiles exceed the slip resistance guidelines HB197.1999 for external ramps, walkways, pedestrian crossings and all requirements of the National Construction Code.
We are not limited to specific jobs and with our contractors we are able to perform a multitude of tasks including Decks, Pergolas, Carports, Renovations, Extensions, Retaining walls, Cabinetry, Kitchens, Bathrooms and all maintenance your property needs (i.e. fixing doors and windows).