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  • Wrekin marks National Pothole Day

    On National Pothole Day, Wrekin Products explains that with a little understanding of the factors at play, the number of highway ironwork failures and associated potholes can be significantly reduced.

  • Aerial shot of M25

    Is a higher class the answer?

    A trial installation on the M25 shows that changing access covers from BS EN124 class D400 to class E600 for road applications could be a costly exercise that may not deliver the expected improvements.

  • Pitt Street, St Helier

    Bespoke covers for River of Light

    Specialist steel access covers required as part of the artistic transformation of a city centre street in St Helier, Jersey have been designed and manufactured by civil engineering specialist Wrekin Products.

  • Unite installed in road in front of houses

    No more rattle and roll!

    Wrekin Products’ Unite manhole cover has proved the ideal solution in Sunderland because its unique features help prevent the root causes of rattling, and due to its long life reduces the need for replacement products, cutting the cost of re-installation and the wider disruption to society.

  • Image: newly installed manhole cover.

    Make effective bedding arrangements

    Care in getting the bedding mortar right for manhole covers and gully grates is vital to long-lasting ironwork installations, as Wrekin Products Technical Manager Barry Turner explains.

  • Image: close-up shot of manhole cover showing kitemark.

    Standard behaviour

    In view of the fact that manhole covers are safety-critical items it is important specifiers and buyers ensure they meet appropriate standards. Wrekin Products explains how to do this.

  • Highway manhole cover

    Does your casting comply?

    A new technical guidance note written by Wrekin Products will help specifiers ensure they get the best possible performance from their chamber top and gully top installations in trunk roads and motorways.

  • manhole cover with kitemark

    Flying the kitemark

    It is now a year since Wrekin Products became the first company to have all its ductile manhole covers and gully grates Kitemarked by the British Standards Institute to the new BS EN 124-2:2015.

  • Aberdeen WPR under construction

    Products and advice for Aberdeen WPR

    Civil engineering products specialist Wrekin Products has supplied ironwork, geosynthetic solutions and advice for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).

  • UniPak system

    Bedding mortar awarded Highways Authorities approval

    Wrekin Products has been awarded HAPAS (Highways Authorities Product Approval Scheme) approval and certification from the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for its Unipak carriageway ironwork bedding mortar.