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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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Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport - london

When it came to providing access to essential building services within the largest free-standing structure in the UK, the natural choice was Howe Green, market leaders in the design and manufacturer of access panels.
Designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for client BAA, Heathrow airport’s Terminal 5 (T5) marks the start of a new era for the airport and for passengers using the airport. Designed to combine functionality with aesthetics, the passenger experience and journey through the buildings have been at the forefront of design, while consideration has also been given to architectural merit, environmental issues and maintainability.

With such a vast building came immense amounts building services covering everything from water and waste to electrical and communications and heating, cooling and lighting. To provide access to these services, many of which are located under the building mammoth floor, a range of access panels from Howe Green were specified.

Throughout the project, Howe Green worked with specialist flooring contractor Vetter UK, part of the Laing O’Rourke Group. For the Interchange Plaza, a public area between the car park and the main terminal building, Howe Green supplied its 1050 range of external grade access panels. These were laid with the Chinese granite paving. Within the main concourse, the company provided its 7500 access panels, which were laid with the 80,000m2 of hard-floor conglomerate tiling.

Howe Green’s 1050 series access cover has been specifically designed to provide deeper capacity for thick floor finishes such as external paving slabs and heavy duty loading requirements, making it ideal for T5’s plaza. The 7500 range is designed for all types of hard floor finish, including ceramic tiles, marble, terrazzo, concrete, resin, wood or parquet floors. They are suitable for up to 5 tonne pneumatic tyre wheel load, (cars and light delivery vehicles) and are able to withstand the rigors of constant foot traffic making them he perfect choice for what is without doubt one of the highest trafficked floors in the world.

Both ranges of panel provide easy access to vital underground ensuring that should any maintenance be required, access is easy and will not require costly, time consuming and disruptive removal of paving slabs or flooring. Like all of the access panels produced by Howe Green they are also all manufactured to the exact project requirements, without the normal cost implications associated with bespoke manufacturing, ensuring they provide a perfect fit each and every time.

Featuring double seals to meet the highest standards of hygiene and security, they are corrosion and maintenance-free. The panels also designed to fit perfectly flush with their surround to avoid distortion and prevent any slips or trips, essentially for heavily trafficked buildings such as T5.

Now complete, at a cost of £4billion, T5 look set to handle its anticipated 35 million passengers a year and BAA can rest assured that access to the buildings multitude of services could not be easier, or safer, thanks to Howe Green.

 

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