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St Edmunds College, QLD

Project Background

Since 1892 St Edmund's College has served the families of Ipswich and district. The College currently enrols nine hundred and fifty boys from Years 8 – 12. The College is proudly part of Ipswich's heritage with its main building one of Ipswich's icons and its past students strongly represented through Ipswich society.'

In mid-2014, St Edmunds improved their facilities with the Construction of a new 3 storey specialist classroom block. The ground floor provides under croft with amenities & storage areas. Level 1 provides 3 specialist classrooms for Information Technology, Hospitality, Food Technology and associated storage rooms. Level 2 provides 3 specialist classrooms for Art, Business and Language, 1 GLA and art storage room.

Moddex was able to work with the builder to supply modular handrail and balustrade for a number of different applications around the school to ensure safety for students.

Products/configurations used on project
  • Disability Handrail Assistrail AR150
  • Commercial Balustrade Conectabal CB10 & CB40
Why was Moddex product selected?

Moddex proprietary modular designs provided the versatility required to adapt seamlessly between the College’s platforms and stairs across multiple
floor levels. Retaining walls were provided with off-the-shelf balustrading solutions within three business days – with lead times reduced by weeks against traditionally welded alternatives.

Modular System Advantanges

Moddex proprietary systems offer solutions for any level, rake, ramp or stair – while connecting seamlessly together to meet BCA, DDA and Australian Standards.
While the Moddex Assistrail AR150 configuration achieved 1428 compliance on lower steps and stairs – Conectabal configurations CB10 and CB40
connected seamlessly with Assistrail where required to account for variances in fall - to comply with Australian standards for schools.

Eliminating temporary edge protection costs

Moddex off-the-shelf solutions - available for immediate delivery - eliminated the need for temporary edge protection for the internal building
voids. Our installers were able to deliver and install as the building was being constructed, where required.


Ipswich, QLD


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