Celebrating Rail Safety Week with Twinfix’s Multi-Link-Panel Non-Fragile Roofing System

By | 24 June 2024

At Twinfix, safety is at the heart of everything we do. As we celebrate Rail Safety Week, we are proud to highlight our commitment to enhancing the safety and efficiency of railway infrastructure with our Multi-Link-Panel Non-Fragile roofing system.

Designed and manufactured by Twinfix, our Multi-Link-Panel NF system has been a trusted solution for roof glazing in numerous railway stations and depots over the years. This innovative polycarbonate glazing product stands out due to its ‘fix and link’ method of installation, which allows for incredibly quick fitting—an excellent choice for installations in stations where possession times are limited.

Comprising pre-assembled modular glazing panels, each panel features aluminium structural bars glazed with lightweight yet tough multiwall or solid polycarbonate. Manufactured to size for each individual project in a controlled factory environment, our panels ensure strict quality guidelines are adhered to and eliminate errors caused by on-site cutting.

One of the significant benefits of our Multi-Link-Panel system is its long lifecycle. Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable and UV coated on both sides, significantly reducing maintenance costs associated with replacing broken glass. Moreover, the panels conform to the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) recommended test method ACR[M]001:2019, achieving a ‘B’ classification for non-fragile roofing. This high safety standard provides peace of mind for both installers and end-users, reinforcing our commitment to rail safety.

The Multi-Link-Panel system also includes the option to glaze with Georgian Wired Polycarbonate. This material mimics the classic look of Georgian wired glass while providing modern safety benefits, making it an ideal choice for restoration projects at listed stations throughout the UK. It offers a visually authentic yet virtually unbreakable alternative to traditional glass, aligning perfectly with both heritage requirements and modern safety standards.

Additionally, our system features an innovative in-line access hatch. This discreet solution allows for safe and easy gutter cleaning from below, eliminating the need to access the roof and preserving the integrity of heritage sites. It ensures that maintenance can be carried out safely and efficiently, further contributing to the overall safety of the railway environment. – can omit if required.

The lightweight nature of the Multi-Link-Panel and its modular format enhance its appeal for railway projects. The quick installation process is particularly advantageous for short rail possession works, ensuring minimal disruption to rail services and improving overall project efficiency.

As we observe Rail Safety Week, Twinfix is proud to contribute to the safety and preservation of our railway infrastructure with our Multi-Link-Panel Non-Fragile roofing system. Whether for new builds or restoration projects, our system offers unparalleled benefits in durability, safety, and heritage compatibility.

Join us in prioritising safety and innovation in the rail industry. Together, we can create a safer, more efficient railway system for all.