Tested and proven
Wrekin are closely involved with independent industry leading assessment bodies. Our manhole covers, access covers, gully grates and geosynthetic solutions have been recognised by numerous external bodies for their exceptional quality and performance which is proven in test results and real-world applications.
Wrekin were the first company to have all its ductile manhole covers and gully grates Kitemarked by the British Standards Institute to the BS EN 124-2:2015 standard. Our speed and success in securing third party certification confirms our position as the industry leader. We have historically worked closely with the relevant bodies to lead the creation of new standards, directing the industry toward and a safer and more sustainable future.
Access cover standards
Network Rail approval for E'Grid
Our E’GRID 3030L Biaxial Geogrid is approved by Network Rail with Certificate of Full Acceptance number PA05/05826. To receive the Certificate of Full Acceptance, E’GRID geogrid underwent a vigorous auditing process and Wrekin Products had to provide justification for the product by demonstrating monetary, safety and performance benefits to Network Rail.
The approved E’GRID 3030L polypropylene biaxial geogrid features a large aperture to reinforce the railway ballast layer. This reduces ballast settlement and extends the time between subsequent maintenance work following ballast renewal. The reinforcing element is a Specific Condition of Network Rail acceptance, which requires CE Marking in accordance with BS EN 13250 for reinforcement materials used in contact with ballast.
The high tensile strength design of Wrekin Products’ innovative E’GRID geogrid is widely recognised as an effective method of stabilising ballast or soil through reinforcement. The high-strength polymer grid interlocks with the ballast or stone, confining the material to improve load dispersal and limit lateral movement under load.
To receive the Certificate of Full Acceptance, E’GRID geogrid underwent a vigorous auditing process and Wrekin Products had to provide justification for the product by demonstrating monetary, safety and performance benefits to Network Rail. In general, only accepted products are allowed to be used on the rail infrastructure.