Accessing the ultimate solution

Bates Raised access flooring

Bates Access Flooring is one of the leading specialist suppliers and installers of raised access flooring and associated flooring products in southern Africa. Bates also provides cable management systems and supplies related access flooring accessories and floor coverings.

Raised access flooring is the ultimate solution for new or renovated spaces. The access floor systems provided by Bates are manufactured and distributed locally and internationally, and the panels used are structurally rigid steel, cement filled, with a non-combustible flat full hard top sheet, resistance welded to the steel bottom section of irregular isotropic domed or linear domed formation.

Bates Access Flooring supplies access flooring solutions that are ideal for the flexible high churn environment of the modern office. The finishes available are carpeting (factory laminated or loose-lay carpet tiles), electrostatic vinyl tiles, and high pressure laminates.

All access floor solutions are non-combustible, extremely strong and have great load bearing capacity. Bates Access Flooring offers access flooring solutions that are ideally suited for general office environments; computer rooms; equipment rooms; control rooms; network rooms; patch rooms; internet service providers; call centres; and casinos.

This also means that Bates Access Flooring provides solutions for managing the hi-churn requirements in modern office environments where flexibility in office plan reconfiguration is important, and in managing the movement of underfloor services with regard to data, power and HVAC management.

The precision engineered modular panel, with its unique isotropic or linear design is a structurally rigid steel assembly with a cementitious core and conductive baked paint finish, is non-combustible and provides a solid quiet finished product that is ideal for today’s modern hi-tech environment.

For a comprehensive technical brochure on Bates Access Flooring refer to their information on Specifile on-line and the SPECXpert DVD

Previous story
keyboard_arrow_upEnergy-saving lighting control systems
keyboard_arrow_downEnergy-saving lighting control systems

Wattstopper occupancy sensors form part of Legrand’s range of energy-efficient products and systems for lighting control and can save hours of wasted electricity every day.Timothy Mountjoy, national sales manager for Legrand South Africa, says, “This range of switches and sensors, based on passive infrared and ultrasonic technologies, is designed to switch lighting off in unoccupied areas.

Next story
keyboard_arrow_upAluminium serves diverse applications
keyboard_arrow_downAluminium serves diverse applications

Buildings can be seen as a platform of opportunity – with a life expectancy well beyond the first needs of the client responsible for construction. In time, factories, offices and other buildings often change to accommodate new uses. While it is relatively easy to satisfy the original client’s five-to-ten-year need, the modern challenge in an environmentally sensitive world is to develop the platform for sustainable use. Among building finishing materials, aluminium has been the workhorse for decades. The Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA) envisages that it will continue to play this role.

keyboard_arrow_upSeminar programme at Interbuild Africa 2018
keyboard_arrow_downSeminar programme at Interbuild Africa 2018

In addition to hundreds of exhibitors demonstrating the latest industry innovations, one of Interbuild Africa’s most popular show features is the daily free-to-attend Seminar Programme. Here’s a sneak peek of what topics to expect from the speakers this August:

keyboard_arrow_upClassroom air quality – are students being let down?
keyboard_arrow_downClassroom air quality – are students being let down?

By: Dr Chris Iddon – Environment Design Manager – SE Controls We’ve all sat in lecture theatres; classrooms or meeting rooms and begun to feel drowsy. Yet in almost every case, this effect has nothing to do with the subject matter being taught or discussed but is a direct consequence of the gradual build up […]

keyboard_arrow_upAlternative power solutions from Cummins take the load off electricity-supply constraints
keyboard_arrow_downAlternative power solutions from Cummins take the load off electricity-supply constraints

From mines to factories and even the small business and residential sector, Cummins has a full range of alternative power solutions on offer. This is particularly relevant as electricity utility Eskom has reinstituted load-shedding due to a constrained power supply.