New anti-climb systems provide building protection and reduce costly damage

‘Eavesline’ a new heavy duty anti-climb fascia system, designed to protect vulnerable rooflines from unauthorised access and vandalism is now available from Contour. The anti-climb system is particularly suitable for installation in environments such as mental health services with secure residential facilities.

Key features of the anti-climb fascia include its ability to work in conjunction with almost any guttering system, its suitability for installation on new build or RMI projects, an integrated internal framework ensuring a robust solution and main ‘bullnose’ panels manufactured from 3mm thick aluminium alloy. For environments at a very high risk of abuse or damage, Contour can manufacture fascia panels in mild or stainless steel.

The Eavesline anti-climb ‘bullnose’ fascia design can give a contemporary appearance to a building exterior, whilst fulfilling the core objective of providing a virtually un-scalable roofline. Contour’s anti-climb fascia is complemented by a downpipe protection system which can fit over existing cast iron, plastic and aluminium downpipes, fully encasing them, making climbing pipes almost impossible. Engineered from 2mm thick, high quality architectural grade aluminium, they are strong, durable, lightweight and non-corroding. In addition being aluminium, they are 100 per cent recyclable.

A detailed case study on the design and installation of an anti-climb roofline fascia system at Dorothy Pattison Hospital, is available to read and download from the Contour website. The hospital, part of the Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, installed the fascia after recognising that an outside rest area in the main building complex, offered the opportunity for patients to climb onto the roof and then abscond from the premises, putting patient safety at great risk. To ensure that the hospital complied fully with its duty of care, the anti-climb solution was required to ensure that the roofline remained secure.

More information on Contour’s anti-climb systems are available here.