Balance Pedestals For Paving

//Balance Pedestals For Paving
Balance Pedestals For Paving 2018-02-28T18:00:34+00:00

Wallbarn announces the launch of its new BALANCE adjustable pedestals for paving. These specially designed self-levelling headpieces have been developed to give installers of paving slabs extra scope and flexibility to accommodate differences in the deck surface below the pedestal.

Sometimes blemishes and ridges in the sub-deck, or changes in thickness of the actual slab can make the upper surface uneven at certain points. The BALANCE adjustable pedestal for paving helps alleviate these issues.


This unique design is robust, stable and durable. The headpiece is comprised of four separate parts which have been created to allow up to a 5% or 2.86° slope correction. The mechanism at the bottom of the headpiece allows smooth movement and positioning of the paving slab. Slips and sharp tilting are avoided owing to the superior design and solid manufacture. The headpiece section attached to this moving mechanism is 120mm in diameter with integrated positioning lugs moulded into it.

A rubber anti-shock pad slots onto the headpiece over a series of ridges to give better grip to the slab and to help insulate against vibration and noise travelling through the pedestal to the deck beneath. A fixing plug is set in the centre of the headpiece to lock all parts together.

These headpieces are substantial in size and 15mm thick, so the heights of the pedestals are different to the ASP range. A full table of the heights of the new BALANCE range are given below.


The BALANCE 25-50mm pedestal is a newly designed pedestal, which has been developed to make paving at low height thresholds easier for installers. The unique design incorporates a series of steps and notches moulded into the centre of the unit.


A small “PULL” tab on the side enables installers to open up the pedestal and set a different heights, depending on which sized notch they decide to connect together. Each setting is 5mm higher at each step. By changing the setting of the notches installers can create a 25-30mm pedestal, a 30-35mm pedestal and a 35-40mm pedestal.


Disassembled – upper section (left) and lower section (right) showing steps and notches to set to height

STEP 1 - Set at 25-30mm

STEP 1 – Set at 25-30mm

STEP 2 - Set at 30-35mm

STEP 2 – Set at 30-35mm

A telescopic thread is moulded into the centre of the unit to give very fine alteration in the height. The thread will give an addional 5mm of height range and users can be millimetre precise when turning the pedestal.

STEP 3 – Set at 35-40mm

STEP 3 – Set at 35-40mm

Step 4 – with 1 extension plate – 40-45mm

STEP 4 – with 1 extension plate – 40-45mm

By adding special 5mm thick extension plates at the base, users can further increase the size, to 40-45mm and 45-50mm.

Set onto highest notches with 2 extension plates – 45-50mm

Set onto highest notches with 2 extension plates – 45-50mm

The standard lug height is 10mm, to reflect the lower height threshold of the actual pedestal and the fact that often very thin tiles are used with these products. Alternative higher and thicker lugs can be used if required.


BALANCE pedestals are also available to accompany the EXTRA range. Again, the heights are different to those of the ASP EXTRA range, but if installers wish to have a greater height range for each pedestal and have a additional option of self levelling headpieces for uneven sub-decks, they can have so with the BALANCE EXTRA range.


Technical Data
Material Virgin fibre injection moulded polypropylene
Weight Tolerance* 683kg
Maximum Load* 1,171kg
Max Temperature Plus 75 ° C
Min Temperature Minus 40 °C
Base Plate Diameter 200mm or 150mm
Extension Plate size 5mm thick x 150mm diameter – for BAL-025 only
Headpiece Diameter 120mm
Lug Height 18.5mm
Lug width / thickness 4mm
Degree of slope on head 5% – approx. 2.86°

* Weight tolerance = the point at which the pedestal ends its normal behaviour and starts to deform (according to CATAS test 179112/1)
Maximum load = the point at which pedestals start to collapse in laboratory tests (according to CATAS test 179112/1)

Balance Pedestals

SP-BAL-025 25-50mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP-BAL-050 50-65mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP-BAL-065 65-85mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP-BAL-080 80-115mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP-BAL-110 110-145mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP-BAL-140 140-175mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP- BAL-170 170-205mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP- BAL-200 200-235mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP- BAL-225 225-260mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP- BAL-255 255-290mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP- BAL-285 285-320mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP- BAL-315 315-350mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal
SP- BAL-345 345-380mm BALANCE adjustable pedestal

Balance Extra

SP-BAL-EXTRA-100 100-150mm BALANCE EXTRA adjustable pedestal
SP-BAL-EXTRA-140 140-230mm BALANCE EXTRA adjustable pedestal
SP-BAL-EXTRA-225 225-395mm BALANCE EXTRA adjustable pedestal