Howe Green Ltd, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fabricated metal floor, wall and ceiling access covers, has supplied over 850 specially designed and manufactured floor access covers for an underground station.
An access solution was required in order to provide safe, secure and easy access to building services concealed beneath the floor. The Howe Green bespoke duct covers were based on the 7500 Series Medium-Duty Floor Access Covers. With a 69mm depth the access covers were manufactured with an extra thick baseplate and reinforcements to meet the demands of a highly trafficked area.
The access covers were installed by DMC Contracts Ltd and were infilled with two different types of flooring dependent upon their location. The main duct run in the station concourse uses Conservation Smooth pavings from Marshalls. The access covers in the other areas of the station are infilled with Granazzo.
The 7500 Series can withstand up to a 5 tonne pneumatic wheel loading and is resistant to rust and corrosion. It can be supplied as a single cover, duct run or as a multipart unit. A fire rating option is available.