Kee Klamp Ltd's Keenect® system is the smart choice for Housing Association project
Reading-based Kee Klamp Ltd has completed a
significant refurbishment project at a residential property in
Cowplain, Hampshire managed by the Hermitage Housing
Association. The installation of the leading Keenect®
balustrading system has satisfied important safety and aesthetic
criteria for this three storey apartment block.
Situated in the North-East of Waterlooville on Padnell Avenue, the building consists of twelve apartments. The Hermitage Housing Association is committed to improving the living environment of all its residents, and specified the stylish and hard-wearing Keenect® system for the internal staircase to replace the existing balustrading in the building.
Extending approximately 60 metres in length, the Keenect® system ensures a strong, smooth and reliable handrail for all users. The system’s turquoise colour provides the perfect finishing touch to the communal stairwell, giving a smart, aesthetically-pleasing and high visibility appearance. The system also features attractive glass in-fill panels further enhancing safety for all users.
The Keenect® system is fully modular, requiring virtually no welding, and no cutting or bending on-site, helping to significantly reduce time and minimise disruption inside the residential building, where the system coped ably with the required changes in angle and direction. A handrail connector is inserted into the handrail whenever a change in direction is required. Any combination of elbows can be attached to this connector forming a strong, sleek, smooth joint and allowing very tight bends.
The system offers a smooth finish with no visible joints to achieve an aesthetically attractive appearance. In addition to the glass in-fill options used on this project, the Keenect® system can be supplied with an extensive range of additional in-fills and a comprehensive selection of colours to suit different tastes. The Keenect® system is ideal for interior and exterior applications, such as staircases, landings, ramps, balconies and parapets. The modular Keenect® system is available in a full range of polyester powder coated colour finishes of RAL colours.
Kee Klamp Ltd's Keenect® system meets the relevant sections in standards, BS8300, BS6180, BS6399 Part 1 and the Building Regulations. Kee Klamp Ltd offers a full technical advice and design support service.