Gully grate articles

  • Solutions for highways and infrastructure

    We are at a significant point in the UK’s history with investment pouring in to solve the creaking infrastructure that surrounds us. This includes solutions to the congested roads in our cities, towns and villages, as well as the inter-city road and rail networks which are in need of renewal. At the same time we […]

  • Solutions for Residential Housing Developments

    While the demand for new housing in the UK has never been greater, it is estimated that three million too few homes have been built in the past ten years. Meanwhile, the government’s shake-up of planning laws in order to “build, build, build” should make it easier “to build better homes where people want to […]

  • CD 534 – Keeping up with the standards

    Critical industry standards have recently been updated at a time where many have had their attention dominated by COVID-19. Our Technical Manager Barry Turner, shares an overview of both BS 7903: 2020 and CD 534, explaining these recent and crucial changes.

  • Everything a merchant needs to know about HAPAS

    Our Technical Manager Barry Turner discusses the Highway Authorities Product Approval Scheme (HAPAS) and what it means for structural reinstatement materials used with highway ironwork.

  • Local Council Road Collection Brochure

    Wrekin is the UK’s largest supplier of road ironwork. Working closely with key stakeholders we have put together a range of products specifically to solve the problems of Local Councils.

  • Safety conscious; day in, day out

    Road Safety Week, a national campaign coordinated annually by charity Brake, had Bike Smart as its theme this year, designed to raise awareness that cyclists and motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users in the UK. While the Bike Smart awareness campaign focussed on one week, the work of the charity to promote road […]

  • Multigrate in road

    Fast fix for stolen gully grates

    While theft of gully grates has decreased in recent years, it is still a significant issue. Barry Turner, Technical Manager at Wrekin Products, explains a possible solution. The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 which was commenced on October 1, 2013 was introduced to tackle rising levels of metal theft. It imposes strict conditions on scrap […]

  • 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.

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    Solution for stolen Essex grates

    Wrekin Products’ MultiGrate, a composite grating which can be sized on site to replace almost any missing gully ironwork and provide an instant temporary fix, has been used in Essex following a series of thefts.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Gully grates for smart motorway

    Hundreds of gully grates have been provided for the M60-M62 smart motorway by Wrekin Products. The road forms an important part of the main east-west transport corridor, linking Merseyside and Greater Manchester with Yorkshire and the Humber. It is used by over 180,000 vehicles per day. The project is a joint venture between Balfour Beatty; […]