Wall Protection – FAQs


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Handrails and Crashrails

Acrovyn rails are supplied in 4 metre lengths or cut to size as required.

Best results are achieved by cutting both aluminium retainers and Acrovyn covers with a power mitre saw. A fine toothed hacksaw can also be used.

HTM69 states 1000mm above finished floor level (ffl). Building Regulations state on ramps between 900mm and 1000mm from ffl to top of handrail and on landings between 900mm and 1100mm.

Measure door jamb to door jamb; the factory will make the appropriate deductions.

Measuring and cutting are critical to achieving the best possible fit and finish, although Acrovyn rails are designed to allow for some adjustment of end caps after installation. Timber rails allow for no adjustment.

No, some rails do not have certain corner accessories. Stop and start with 2 end caps is the alternative.

Most rails do not have irregular corner accessories. Stop and start with 2 end caps is the alternative.

Acrovyn, yes. Timber, no. Please ask our Customer Services Team for product specific information.

Timber handrails will be supplied in natural finish with clear lacquer. Solid bamboo handrails are available in natural or honey finish.

C/S offers two anti-ligature hand/crash rail options with continuous fixing detail. Please refer to pages 14-15 of our C/S Acrovyn Wall, Door and Corner Protection brochure.

Corner Guards

1m, 1.2m, 2.4m and 3.0m are standard heights for most Acrovyn models, with any size up to 4m being available on some models.

Acrovyn surface mounted corner guard model SCGv50 will provide a flexible solution to odd angled corners other than 90° or 135°.

The bottom cap prevents the cover from slipping down.

It’s recommended that all guards start at the top of the skirting to facilitate floor cleaning.

Applying clear corner guards must be done with screws because adhesive will show through the unit.

Flat Protection

Yes. Acrovyn panels are made with Fire Rated mdf.

Acrovyn panels can be installed over any flat surface such as ceramic tile, block, painted or vinyl clad drywall.

Standard 9mm or 12mm panel boards are available clad with 1mm or 2mm thick Acrovyn sheet.

Contact Adhesive – fixing instructions available from our Customer Services Team.

Yes. Colour matched mastic is available.

Acrovyn sheet can be heated using a controlled and uniform thermal cycle at between 140-160oC. Acrovyn will start to thermally degrade at temperatures over 160oC. Please contact our Customer Services Team for details of our blanket forming and line bending capabilities.

2mm – fine toothed saw or score several times with a Stanley knife along a metal rule and snap. 1mm sheet can be cut with scissors or a Stanley knife.

No. Only textured side has a consistent colour. Instead, we offer a 2mm thick smooth Hydroclad Hygienic Sheet, especially for use in clean areas.

Avoid using Acrovyn directly inside glazed areas where excessive heat gain from sunlight can cause blistering of sheet due to rapid expansion. Acrovyn is not suitable for use out of doors or in swimming pool environment. Acrovyn sheet is also not recommended on blockwork walls.

Yes. We offer a complete range of door and frame cladding to suit every design concept and budget from kick plates to full cladding. Faux Wood sheet allows the use of highly resilient simulated wood finish door sets.

General

0.07mm/m per every one degree Celsius.

It helps prevent unnecessary shrinkage or expansion problems after installation is complete.

Please refer to the chemical resistance table available from our Customer Services Team.

Impact strength of Acrovyn is directly related to the temperature and the impact strength is drastically decreased at temperatures below 0ºC.

Yes, it can be recycled at your local plastic waste recycling centre.