GRATING TECHNOLOGY

Artdeck gratings for primary school

In the course of 2016, the primary school building of 't Kofschip, in Edegem, has been thoroughly renovated and extended. The playground was provided with a broad stair construction comprising patented Artdeck gratings. The stairway serves as a direct access to classrooms.

Because the new school complex borders a nature reserve, this was taken into account when designing the construction. The ground-floor level was positioned a few steps below the surface so as to appear smaller. As a result, the first floor is in direct connection with the playground by way of an outdoor staircase construction.

As assigned by Dilien Metaalwerken in Houthalen, Staco manufactured approximately 85 m² of Artdeck gratings. These gratings have been especially configured using type RR40-2 with a mesh width of 33x33 mm and red granules matching the red-brick façade. The stair construction also comprises benches, which have been integrated using especially configured Artdeck gratings.

Thanks to the added granules these gratings not only have a muffling function, the relatively soft surfaces also serve as fall protection. Such measures are more and more becoming top priority - especially where playing children are concerned.

Staco products used

Staco pressed gratings type RR Artdeck  

Technical information

Staco pressed gratings type RR 2-40, mesh size 33,33x33,33 mm, hot dip galvanised, red plastic granules

Location

Edegem, BE

Applications

Floors
Staircases

Used in sectors

Architectural
Public