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Manhole covers, gully grates and surface boxes

Our manhole covers and gully grates are made with you in mind. Whether you are focussed on cost, quality or specialised features, we have a solution for you. Our ranges cover BS EN 124:2015 load classes A15 to E600. The vast majority of our products are made from high quality, extremely-durable ductile iron.

Unite manhole cover outside Birmingham Town Hall

Ironwork statistics

ironwork products sold by Wrekin in the past 5 years.

>1.5million

kg of ductile iron supplied by Wrekin in the past 5 years.

>77million
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, minimising safety issues and optimising installed life cost.

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

Our extensive ranges cover 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 our products offer a trusted solution.

Installed Wrekin gully grates outside Birmingham New Street station

Gully grates

We offer a comprehensive range of gully grates including double and single hinged designs of various loadings are available, as well as a those suitable for cycle paths and shopping centres that promote pedestrian and cycle safety.

The majority of our gully grates conform to BS EN 124, CD 534, CD 526 and carry the Kitemark.

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.

ClickLift being installed
Manhole cover frame raising system

ClickLift™

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.

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

Armadillo

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.

Ironwork in action

Related case study

Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR)

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) will provide a new strategic road link to improve travel in and around Aberdeen and the north east of Scotland. It will take through traffic out of the “Granite City”. Linking Stonehaven at its southern end with Tipperty at the north, the bypass had been built by the Connect Roads consortium, consisting of Balfour Beatty, Carillion and Galliford Try (Morrison Construction).

Transport Scotland /Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils
Transport Scotland /Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils
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Related case study

M25 hard shoulder improvements

Mouchel were contacted by the Highways Agency (HA) and tasked with investigating the most cost effective and reliable way to utilise the hard shoulder of the M25 during peak rush hours. This posed several engineering problems, of which one was to consider the service life of the manhole covers that would now be located in the wheel track of one of Europe’s busiest stretches of motorway.

Mouchel
Mouchel
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