Steel Grating Glossary

  • Nosing: An added strip attached to the leading edge of a stair tread and landing for visual indication of an edge.
  • Cutouts or Penetrations: Removed sections of grating that are banded either with standard banding or kickplate banding.
  • Load Bar: Vertical flat bars constituting the grating strength.
  • Twist Rod: Twisted square bar forged into the top of the load bars.
  • Banding: The flat bar welded to the exposed ends of load bars for safety during installation.
  • Kickplate: Flat bar typically 130 x 6 replacing banding conforming to NZ Standards minimum 100 mm above top of grating.
  • Cut to Size Only: No end banding included.
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