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Light Duty

Floor access covers

light duty floor access cover
  • 5000 Series
  • Interior/exterior
  • Hard floor finishes
  • Pedestrian loading

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Medium Duty

Floor access covers

medium duty floor access cover
  • 7500 Series
  • Interior/exterior
  • Hard floor finishes
  • Up to 5 tonne loading

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Heavy Duty

Floor access covers

heavy duty floor access cover
  • 1050 Series
  • Interior/exterior
  • Hard floor finishes
  • Up to 6.5 tonne loading

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Small

Floor access covers

small floor access cover
  • 3500 Series
  • Interior/exterior
  • Hard floor finishes
  • Pedestrian loading

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Wood Floor

Floor access covers

wood floor access cover
  • 2500 Series
  • Interior/exterior
  • Timber floor finishes
  • Pedestrian loading

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Flexible Floor

Floor access covers

flexible floor access cover
  • Visedge Series
  • Interior/exterior
  • Flexible floor finishes
  • Pedestrian loading

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Tread plate

Floor access covers

tread plate floor access cover
  • Interior
  • Plant rooms/basements
  • Pedestrian loading

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Hinged

Floor access covers

hinged floor access cover
  • HSE Series
  • Interior/exterior
  • Hard floor finishes
  • Up to 5 tonne loading

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Accessories

Floor access covers

accessory for floor access cover
  • Access Cover skate
  • Lifting keys
  • Bolts

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Tiled Wall

Access covers

wall access cover suitable for tiled walls
  • Regular or occasional access
  • Concealed slide hinge
  • New build or Refurbs

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Metal Faced

Wall access covers

plastered wall access cover
  • for plastered walls
  • Single or double leaf
  • Fire rating available

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Metal Faced

Ceiling access covers

metal faced ceiling loft access hatch
  • Interior/exterior
  • Hard floor finishes
  • Pedestrian loading

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SOUTHMEAD HOSPITAL - Bristol

Over 100 Howe Green Visedge access covers have been installed at Bristol's £430million state-of-the-art Southmead Hospital, where the final phase of redevelopment is underway. With the floors of the new super-hospital facing heavy foot traffic from millions of visitors, patients and staff each year, a heavy duty and tamper-resistant solution was required to provide access to under-floor drainage and services. The Visedge range provided a cost-effective and low maintenance solution for main contractor Carillion and AC Flooring carried out the installation throughout the new Brunel Building, named after Bristol engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Easy to install and unobtrusive in design, Howe Green's Visedge covers are double-sealed to meet the highest standards of hygiene and security. The range was developed for use with flexible sheet flooring systems and its excellent resistance in highly trafficked areas has been proven around the world. Unlike similar products, the Visedge Series also allows sheet flooring, including PVC or linoleum, to be locked into the cover and frame by hot welding to a pvc section sealed to the surface. This creates a permanent joint and eliminates water ingress and peeling which can cause a health and safety hazard.

Howe Green manufactures a comprehensive range of access cover solutions for floors, walls and ceilings, including bespoke specifications, with no added premium to pay. Their 7500 Series stainless steel access covers were also supplied for the Southmead project. These were installed in ground floor areas of the hospital, where a heavier loading for service vehicles and bulky medical equipment was required. 7500 Series panels have a standard depth of 75mm with a minimal show-edge for a seamless look. They are suitable for internal and external paved areas and fire rated options are available to BS476:Part 20: 1987

Built by main contractor Carillion and designed by BDP, the Southmead Hospital was constructed for North Bristol NHS Trust complete with 800 beds, 24 theatres, patient gardens, a public square, a helipad and multi-storey car park. With Howe Green's robust and maintenance-free access covers installed throughout the building, both client and contractor can be reassured that the under-floor drainage services will remain safely concealed and that gaining access for routine or emergency maintenance will be reliably straightforward for the lifetime of the building.

 

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