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Tactile Flags


Concrete flags providing guidance or warning of potential hazards to the visually impaired.

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Used to assist the blind and partially sighted people at pedestrian crossings.


Tactile paving flags are used to assist the blind and partially sighted people at controlled and uncontrolled pedestrian crossings such as zebra/ pelican/ puffin crossings/ toucan crossings, traffic signals with pedestrian phases, crossovers, crossings away from junctions, kerb-to-kerb humps and traffic signals without a pedestrian phase.

The flags are available in three colour finishes to enable the partially blind to distinguish between different types of crossing zones:

  • Red relates to controlled crossing zones.
  • Buff is available to distinguish uncontrolled crossing zones.
  • Grey is manufactured for the Republic of Ireland (ROI) market.

Tactile Flags:

  • Blister paving is used to identify pedestrian crossings with dropped kerbs.
  • Corduroy paving is used to denote a hazard such as the top/ bottom of a flight of steps.

General information



- Blister/ Corduroy.


- Deterrent.


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Q25/320 Tactile flags and slabs

Specification data - Concrete tactile flags



Manufactured to BS EN 1339.

  • Efflorescence: State-of-the-art factory controlled vapour curing significantly reduces this naturally occurring chemical reaction.
  • Bending Strength: >3.5 MPa. This pressure applies to all sizes and depths. For specific force performance on a given size or depth please contact AG's Technical Specification Department.

CE marked; Certificate 01D and 01E/1-7-13, attestation Level 4 CPR (2011) Annex V.

BS EN 1339.

Physical properties





Grey Smooth.

Product Reference

Deterrent Flag

600 x 600 mm. 50 mm thickness.

Tactile Blister Flag

400 x 400 mm. 50mm or 63 mm thickness.

Tactile Corduroy Flag

400 x 400 mm. 50 mm thickness.

Jointing Sand

Buff sand.

For Buff and Red colours.



- Blister/ Corduroy.


- Deterrent.

Environmental information

Country of material origin

United Kingdom

Embodied carbon

  • Carbon Footprint: AG have a new state-of-the-art washing plant which enables AG to produce paving from 100% recycled waste aggregate.
  • BREEAM rating: A Rating – according to the Green Guide to Specification 4th edition 2009. A+ Rating can be achieved when used in conjunction with a prepared recycled sub-base.



  • Energy use: 100% renewable energy.
  • Water used: 100% recycled water.
  • Recyclability: 100% of this product can be recycled.
  • Manufacturing location: Produced in the UK using responsibly sourced materials.
  • Waste wood and plastic: 100% recycled.