My Wrekin

Our markets

Housing and Residential

Time-pressured house builders, striving to keep up with increased demand, need easy access to a range of specialist products to help them meet their targets. 
Our experienced team with over 40 years' experience understands the challenges faced of improving build times without increasing overheads. From manhole covers and gully gratings to sustainable urban drainage systems and geosynthetics, our products work across the entire development. 

Housing and Residential

Outstanding service and products

Whether the issue is improving the reliability of your ironwork, speeding up site access with safe and effective haul roads, creating time and cost saving measures within site compounds and working platforms, or revolutionising the way you raise your ironwork by massively reducing the time and inconvenience caused, we have a something for you.

  • Industry leading, incredibly durable and easy to install and maintain ironwork
  • Improved site access with safe and effective haul roads
  • Saving time and cost when creating site compounds and working platforms
  • Supplying products that enhance health and safety
  • Prevent the need for costly replacements – and reinstallations
Wrekin housing and residential solutions

to raise manhole covers on an entire estate.


reduction available on the thickness of a compound or haul road.


ironwork products sold in the last 5 years.

Armadillo manhole cover protector shell installed
The hard hat for your ironwork


Armadillo is a complete range of protector shells, designed to be placed over manhole covers and gully grates to provide enhanced protection during the construction phase.

Armadillo provides protection from construction site traffic, including tracked vehicles, and can be easily removed when the final surfacing is completed. This ensures manhole covers and gully grates can start their service life in ‘as new’ condition to optimise longevity.

ClickLift installation
Manhole cover frame raising system


ClickLift eliminates the time and resources required to dig out and reinstall frames to suit the final adoptable surface. This eliminates the potential damage to manhole covers during construction and removes the potential for residents claims for damage to their vehicles and massively reduces disruption. ClickLift provides housing developers with huge savings in terms of time, money and hassle. Allowing whole estates to have their covers raised to the final surfacing level, in as little as a few hours.

The positive impact of geosynthetics

Many of the common problems faced by housebuilders can be resolved through the intelligent adoption of geogrid solutions. Their use can save money on costly aggregates and earthworks and there is scope to increase the short-term load bearing capacity, without increasing the thickness cross section.

Geogrid solutions can maintain performance when designs need to be evolved due to much weaker soils found at the time of construction. The solutions can allow the use of marginal or recycled soils and aggregates, which can be a by-product of brownfield regeneration. Where brownfield sites are developed, geogrid-based solutions can mitigate differential stiffness and/or settlement, cap very weak deposits, or span voids to mitigate risk due to the potential collapse in the underlying soils.

Our geogrid solutions can reduce the thickness of a haul road, compound or working platform, typically by 50%, resulting in substantially reduced construction costs and time.

They improve site health and safety, accelerate construction timescales and reduce the project’s overall environmental impact. 

Early engagement means the geogrids can be manufactured to the exact width the contractor needs, suiting the site-specific requirements and creating an even more cost-effective grid.

Wrekin geogrid installation

I was delighted with the ease and simplicity with which ClickLift™ can be installed on site. The time, cost and disruption saved by this innovative solution will prove to be of great advantage to our groundworks team.

Adam Moody


Oak Grange William Davis Homes new build housing development
Success stories

Oak Grange Housing Development

The Wrekin Products geogrids team value-engineered a fit-for-purpose adoptable road for a new Derby housing development, working with the city council, William Davis Homes and S&L Groundworks.

The team created an adoptable road solution for new housing development Oak Grange. Derby City Council's overseeing engineer had previously highlighted various issues surrounding the creation of a permanent adoptable road that needs to be resolved before the adoption could progress.

The Wrekin team visited the site and identified that, before using a geogrid solution to significantly reduce the road foundation thickness, a performance trial was needed to prove efficacy for implementation. This was due to the very weak subgrade and the potential for differential movement.


Building sustainability into everything we do

There has never been a more critical time to be aware of our impact on the environment - and Wrekin and the wider civil engineering industry take its responsibilities extremely seriously.

We are committed to working towards minimising the environmental impact of all our activities, from developing products that increase whole of life performance, to recycling and reducing waste and emissions wherever we can.


Working side by side

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

Contact us

Contact us

Whether you are looking for live project support, or are in the initial stages of specification, we are always on hand and happy to help.

Related case study

Clicklift saves housing development time and money

Clicklift has proven to be a huge success, after being installed as part of a £50m housing development in north east Scotland. The developers, family-run Guild Homes (Tayside) Ltd, have been so impressed that they have demonstrated the product to construction colleagues - and intend to use it in further developments.

Guild Homes (Tayside) Ltd
Guild Homes (Tayside) Ltd
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Related case study

Chelsea Garden Project

The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in London is one of the UK’s largest independent charitable hospitals. This project involved a need to solve the design constraints for the relocation of a Chelsea Flower Show garden to a hospice, on part of the hospital site. Wrekin provided geosynthetics products, and our experts led on-site product installation supervision to devise innovative solutions.

Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth
Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth
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