Reflective Road Studs
Reflecting Road Studs were invented in the 1930’s and have been used ever since as a visual aid to motorists to identify where road markings are installed.
Currently there are several different manufacturers of road studs which are broadly in 3 categories.
Bellstan Ltd possess the equipment, knowledge and experience to install all 3 types and can advise on the best type for individual network environments and performance requirements.
Inset type which are installed into the carriageway surface consisting of a cast iron base and rubber insert with reflectors, some incorporating a self cleansing mechanism. These are installed by use of a vehicle mounted milling machine and hot pitch.
‘Stick on’ type which are adhered to the existing road surface and generally constructed of plastic. There are types available with extremely good retro-reflectivity characteristics but due to their vulnerability generally not so durable.
Non reflective type, generally made of stainless steel to identify a pedestrian road crossing point. Installed into the carriageway surface via an alternative process to the inset type.