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neaco’s Spectrum stair balustrade system has been specified as part of the £1.7 million redevelopment of Heptonstall Junior Infant & Nursery School in West Yorkshire.


Designed in partnership between Calderdale Council and Sheffield City Council and built by Henry Boot Construction Limited, a new extension and a total refurbishment of the school’s main Victorian building incorporates extensive use of aluminium Spectrum stair balustrade with a black nylon powder coated finish and a distinctive perforated panel infill. The new extension houses the foundation unit for nursery and reception children on the ground floor and the modernised older building now includes a new reception, ICT suite, library and three refurbished classrooms.


neaco’s Managing Director, Alan Green, commented: “Nylon coated aluminium Spectrum has been chosen for countless school projects over the decades and Heptonstall Junior Infant & Nursery School is the latest example. Unlike fabricated solutions, our Spectrum system is pre-engineered for modular assembly on-site, providing fast installation which makes it ideal for tightly scheduled construction phases designed to minimise disruption to school activities. Spectrum is also smooth and warm to the touch with a zero-maintenance, non-chip finish which is suitable for high-traffic areas used by children.”


Requiring no welding for assembly, Spectrum’s versatile modular system has the capacity to meet virtually any design permutation or installation requirement. Its wide range of design options includes offset glass infill, offset top rails with multi-rails or glass, and a choice of tapered or straight flat-bar stanchions. As well as perforated panels, Spectrum’s selection of infills includes vertical or horizontal rails, mesh, aluminium grille panels and toughened glass panels. The system is also available in satin polished stainless steel or an aluminium/stainless steel combination.