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We are a leading UK designer, manufacturer and supplier of specialist products for the civil engineering industry, including; ductile iron manhole covers and gully grates, steel access covers, bespoke steel systems and geosynthetics.

ironwork products sold in the last 5 years.

>1.5million

products supplied to utilities and telecoms companies.

>500,000

kilograms of Highway products installed in past 5 years

22million

MultiTrack supplied in the last 5 years.

>50million m²
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How Wrekin access covers are made

Cars and lorries driving on highway
Continuing Professional Development

Overcoming common causes of access cover failure

This CPD will help attendees to understand the common causes of access cover failure and how to overcome them. In addition, you will see how to achieve whole-life cost savings, and how durable ironwork with quality and modern installations can contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions.

  • There's more to ironwork specification than "a cover and frame"
  • Where the standards have led us
  • Common causes of foundation issues in access cover installations
  • Potholes
  • Achieving carbon reductions and reduced waste with your access covers
Wrekin manhole cover with lifting key

Manhole covers

Manhole covers can be safety critical. In certain circumstances, failure or misuse can lead to injury or loss of life. With this in mind, we have developed products that incorporate features that help eliminate failure mechanisms, minimise safety issues, and optimise whole life costs.

Most of our manhole covers are manufactured from heavy-duty ductile iron, offering durable strength and long-standing performance.

Our extensive range covers a multitude of sizes, including single and double square manhole covers, round and square-to-round. Our products conform to BS EN 124 and CD 534 (formerly HA 104/09), and many carry the Kitemark, meaning they offer a trusted solution.

Installed Wrekin gully grates outside Birmingham New Street station

Gully gratings

We offer a comprehensive range of gully grates, including double and single-hinged designs of various loadings and those which promote pedestrian and cycle safety.

Our gully gratings contain numerous features that promote whole-life savings in terms of both cost and carbon reduction. Our designs contain features that combat the most common failure mechanisms promoting safety for their users and operatives.

When specifying Wrekin, rest assured that our products and your installations can conform to BS EN 124, CD 534, CD 526 and carry the Kitemark.

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A supportive team

We have developed a strong reputation in the civil engineering services sector thanks to our skilled teams wealth of experience. We offer the best technical expertise with exceptional customer support. Our team works with asset owners, developers, main contractors, ground workers and local authorities throughout a construction scheme’s lifecycle, including:

Initial project support

Listening and working with customers to fully understand their requirements. We provide pre-tender and tender support to lend a competitive edge.

Product specification

Our technical experts and value engineering service means that you have access to the best advice and support.

Design schemes

Our talented team provides full design services, with the added bonus of supporting documentation and drawings.

Advice and site meetings

We understand the value of regular site meetings, helping to improve communication, giving installation advice and ensuring each project is completed successfully, right down to the project review

Wrekin and Thames Water LGBTQ+ cover

Bespoke access covers

Alongside our standard manhole cover ranges, we also offer bespoke designs. We have been lucky enough to work on amazing projects such as the iconic LGBTQ+ access cover with Thames Water, and commemorative covers for Abbey Road and the Whitechapel fatberg amongst others.

Whether you are looking to subtly to disguise your access cover, or something extravagant to shine proud and celebrate, we are able to help design and manufacture the perfect solution for you.

At work in the Wrekin foundry

How Wrekin access covers are made

Related case studies

Case study

M60 - M62 Smart Motorway

The M60 – M62 smart motorway forms an important part of the main east-west transport corridor, linking Merseyside and Greater Manchester with Yorkshire and the Humber. Wrekin Products worked closely with Manchester Smart Motorway JV, offering technical advice and adapting the specification of the product to ensure it would provide the optimum solution. 
Manchester Smart Motorway JV
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