Roads, Drainage and Sewer Access
It is vital that roads, sewers and connecting services comply to adoptable standards. Thankfully, we understand the details, so our customers do not have to. This always means a faster and less painful process during large or small projects.
Some of our customers have experienced problems with the lifespan of their existing manhole covers in the past, and the independent environmental consultancy WRC found that 89% of ironwork failures suffer foundation issues and in 44% of cases, the foundation problems are the sole cause of the malfunction.
Our mission is to take industry and client issues and tackle them innovatively, introducing products that solve these problems, improve standards and lead the industry in whole product life.
Access cover and drainage solutions
Our experience and leadership has allowed us to develop a range of unique and innovative products that give specifiers, contractors and asset owners significant benefits.
Ductile iron manhole covers
Steel access covers
At Wrekin we provide solutions to common issues encountered on construction sites up and down the UK everyday. Our solutions save specifiers, contractors and end-users thousands of hours every year as well as providing increased convenience and value.
- days disruption caused to road users each year
- roadworks are carried out every year on UK roads
The market leading Unite range
Providing a Unite-d front
Our flagship Unite range of manhole covers and gully grates is packed with features that minimise whole life cost and promote best in class safety. Foundation issues are the most common cause of manhole cover failure and so we made sure that our Unite range offers the lowest bedding pressure of any manhole cover on the market. This allows local authorities to simply fit and forget – saving a lot of time and money over the years by removing any need to dig up the roads for repairs and replacements due to failing ironwork.
But the features of the Unite range don't stop there, in fact our Unite range was recently improved and packed with even more features, including the ability to retrofit seal plates, improved mortar grip, improved cover seating area, asset identifier badges and the gratings offer improved cycle and pedestrian safety.
These features combine to ensure that our Unite range provides the longest life and lowest whole life cost of any access cover on the market.
The right product for every class
Solutions for every load class
Across our extensive ranges of manhole covers and gully grates you will find the solution required. Whether you need a Group 5 E600 ductile iron manhole cover, a Group 4 V gully grate or a Group 2 B125 PPIC cover, we have the right solution for you, packed full of unique features that ensure cover is built to last.
Designed to be suitable for use in locations of pedestrian and pedal cycle traffic only. Our SafeSeal A15 range incorporates a single seal labyrinth to help prevent odour escapes and water ingress.
Our SafeSeal B125 range includes round, square and square to round covers suitable for PPIC chambers. This ductile iron range includes clear opening sizes up to 1200x600mm and square to round frames with a 600mm diameter clear opening. All products are suitable for Group 2 locations.
The SafeSeal C250 range of ductile iron manhole covers are suitable for Group 3 locations and are capable of withstanding a 250kN test load. The majority of the range includes a single seal labyrinth arrangement to help prevent odour escapes and water ingress.
Our extensive D400 ranges of products are all suitable for Group 4 locations, and offer numerous unique features and benefits allowing the specifier to ensure they can offer the perfect solution for their application. Our most popular ranges of D400 products include Unite, Highway and TriStar.
The comprehensive Highway range
Highway is our most comprehensive range of ductile iron manhole covers and gully grates. The range includes D400 and E600 manhole covers for group 4 locations. We also offer hinged variants of both D400 and E600 manhole covers which utilise our Hinged and Lift Out (HaLO) mechanism, known as HaloHinge.
The range is fully third party certified by BSI and carries the Kitemark, compliant to BS EN 124:2015, DMRB CD 534 (formerly known as Highways England specification HA 104/09) and MCHW Series 500.
The Highway range of gully grates are available as 3 flange, 4 flange or V gullies, and are available with base openings from 450 x 390mm to 600 x 600mm as single gratings and up to 450 x 1000mm as double gratings and V gullies sized from XxX to XxX with waterway areas up to 2,750cm².
Rapid frame raising system
Our ClickLift rapid frame raising system revolutionises the process of installing and raising manhole covers on new build applications. Typically manhole covers are either installed proud of the binding layer, leaving them exposed to construction site and residential traffic, or installed flush and in need of being cut out and reinstalled at a later date.
ClickLift allows frames to be installed flush with the binding layer and can be raised in minutes at hand over, rather than days, with damage, inconvenience and resident claims being completely removed.
A supportive team
We have developed a strong reputation in the civil engineering 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.
Our technical experts and value engineering service means that you have access to the best advice and support.
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
Permanent and adoptable road solutions
Our range of geogrids which are ideally suited for permanent and adoptable roads. Our biaxial geogrid range includes E’GRID and SX Grid, allowing specifications to be tailored to suit longevity and procurement costs.
Our 40 years of experience and leadership have enabled us to develop a range of innovative products that gives specifiers, contractors and asset owners significant benefits.
E’GRID bi-axial geogrid, with its 100 year design life has been proven to provide cost reductions of up to 40 per cent as well as promoting sustainability and reducing CO2 emissions.
Junction 9 improvements for the M27
Wrekin conducted a successful consultation process to secure the exciting opportunity to supply Unite manhole covers and ironwork installation systems to the county’s most significant infrastructure project in recent history. Highways England have committed to funding a £23m infrastructure project, which will improve the M27 and benefit motorists for years to come.
It is no secret that peak-time traffic on the M27 – a critical strategic corridor in south Hampshire – creates queues and congestion at Junction 9, which often extends to the motorway. However, the plan includes widening the carriageway as a means to improve traffic flow and reduce journey times in the area, with work due to complete in summer 2022.