We understand the critical role of compliance in commercial construction projects, particularly when it comes to stair nosing and tactile indicators. As experts in these product categories, Sterling Supplies offers specialized compliance consultation services to architects. Let us guide you through the process, ensuring that your projects meet the requirements set by The Building code of Australia as per AS/NZS Standard AS 1428.

The Importance of Compliance for Stair Nosing and Tactile Indicators

Stair nosing and tactile indicators play a crucial role in ensuring safe navigation and accessibility within commercial spaces. As an architect, it is vital to comply with the specific guidelines and standards set by regulatory bodies. However, interpreting and implementing these standards can be complex. That’s where our compliance consultation services come in.

Non-compliance with safety regulations can lead to severe consequences, including legal liabilities, costly fines, and compromised safety for building occupants. By partnering with Sterling Supplies and utilizing our compliance consultation, you can mitigate these risks. Our specialized team stays up-to-date with the latest standards, ensuring that your projects adhere to the necessary compliance requirements.

Our Compliance Consultation Process

Floor plan review and analysis:

Our compliance consultation process begins with a thorough review of your floor and stair plans. We assess the placement of tactile indicators and stair nosing, ensuring that they align with the Australia and New Zealand Standards. We also review riser heights on stair plans as this can determine what type of stair nosing can be used. If any modifications or adjustments are needed, we provide expert inputs to help you achieve compliance and optimal safety.

On-site luminance testing:

As part of our comprehensive compliance consultation, we conduct on-site luminance testing. This testing method assesses the luminance levels of surfaces, ensuring they meet the necessary standards for visibility and safety. Our team performs accurate measurements and provides detailed reports that serve as valuable documentation of compliance efforts. In the case that substrates are not yet installed we are able to test substrate samples to determine the luminance reflectance value (LRV).

Product suitability assessment:

After analysing the floor plans and conducting on-site luminance testing, we evaluate the suitability of the suggested products for your specific space. Our expertise in stair nosing and tactile indicators enables us to recommend products that not only meet compliance standards but also provide optimal functionality and durability. We ensure that your chosen products seamlessly integrate into the design while prioritizing safety and accessibility.

Guidance and product selection:

Throughout the compliance consultation process, our team acts as your dedicated guide. We provide expert advice, answering your questions and addressing any concerns you may have. We offer guidance on the selection of stair nosing and tactile indicators that best suit your project’s requirements while ensuring compliance.

Sterling Supplies is committed to providing comprehensive documentation of our compliance efforts. We provide detailed reports from on-site luminance testing, ensuring transparency and evidence of due diligence. We also supply Additionally, our team offers ongoing support, assisting you throughout the project to ensure compliance is maintained from start to finish.


Choose Sterling Supplies as your compliance consultation partner for stair nosing and tactile indicators, and benefit from our specialized expertise. With our thorough floor plan review, on-site luminance testing, and product suitability assessment, we ensure compliance with the Australia and New Zealand Standards. Trust in our commitment to safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction. Together, we’ll create commercial spaces that prioritize accessibility, comply with regulations, and exceed expectations.

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