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Highway Blister Red Tactile Surface


“The purpose of the blister surface is to provide a warning to visually impaired people who would otherwise, in the absence of a kerb upstand less than 25mm high, find it difficult to differentiate between where the footway ends and the carriageway begins.  The surface is therefore an essential safety feature for this group of road users at pedestrian crossing points, where the footway is flush with the carriageway to enable wheelchair users to cross unimpeded.”

Department for Transport (DFT) Document 1998

The blister surface is available in red for controlled crossings.  In both 400mm x400mm and 450mm x 450mm sizes it offers the following benefits:


  • No heavy duty plant required
  • No excavation required
  • Crossings can be completed in less than 2 hours, keeping pedestrian and traffic management to a minimum
  • No cracking - no more trip hazard claims
  • Hard wearing - 7 times more durable than concrete
  • Skid Resistance Value (SRV) tested and found to be higher than concrete
  • Ultra Violet (UV) tested for colour fade
  • Specially formulated adhesive, which bonds to most surfaces
  • Freeze thaw tested (details available on request).


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