Where can we get ribbed paving slabs?

A: A raised profile such as ribbing is useful for warning pedestrians of a change in elevation or alerting people to a hazard ahead and can help you meet Disability Discrimination Act requirements. You do not need to buy slabs. Ribbed plates or tiles are available for "gluing" to existing paving materials.

Watco in Surrey specialises in flooring materials for all types of indoor and outdoor functions. Its ribbed tactile plates are coated with aluminium oxide for slip resistance and high wear resistance. They are 4mm thick and can be fixed to your paving using Watco's adhesive mastic and then screwed for extra security.

The plates cost £30.50 each or £105.20 for a pack of four. A 310ml tube of mastic, sufficient for fixing eight plates, costs £3.80.


Sally Drury has been reporting on product developments and testing kit for 29 years. The advice given in this helpline is independent.

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