Innovative Apex weldless railings land at Luton Airport

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Following an intriguing recent collaboration, London Luton Airport (LLA) is the first site to install weldless railings from the new partnership.

Steel fencing and railing manufacturer Zaun has teamed up with Top Security Fencing to fabricate and market its innovative patented Apex weldless railing system.

Luton Airport has surrounded the perimeter of its hangar area with about 600m of Diamond-to-View Apex railings up to 3m in height, though railing sections sitting atop breeze block walls are just 1.8m high.

Zaun has also supplied two pairs of double gates and two emergency escape gates.

Zaun made the railings in its state-of-the-art factory in Wolverhampton. In addition, however, it has enhanced the special tool that locks the vertical tubes into the horizontal rail frame to make it even quicker for factory operatives to assemble.

Zaun’s new tube laser cutter is ideal for providing neat, clean holes in the horizontal rails through which the vertical tubes are dropped then ‘expanded’ with the special tool.

The collaboration gives Zaun an excellent value railing option to compete with other tubular railing systems.

Apex solid panel railings can incorporate round or square vertical pales with solid joints to the horizontal rails and concealed connections between posts and panels, giving clean lines with no visible fixings. A raking panel is in development.

Apex railing panels are supplied galvanised with the option of an Elite PR1 formula guaranteed polyester resin single coat in a choice of over 50 colours – while for more aggressive environments, the Elite EPR dual coating system is recommended.

Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 12.3 million passengers in 2015, increasing 16.9% in 2014.

LLA is currently undergoing a significant transformation through a £110 million investment by its operator: a consortium between AENA and Ardian, the former being the world’s leading airport operator.

The development is the biggest in the airport’s 78-year history and will increase annual capacity by 50% to 18 million by 2020.

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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