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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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Frequently asked questions


General

westminster college floor access londonWhy are Howe Green access covers and hatches the industry standard?

We have been making floor, wall and ceiling access covers for our customers for over 30 years. As a family owned and operated business we have invested heavily in technology to ensure our products meet the requirements of our customers in an innovative and cost effective manner.

You can find Howe Green access covers in some of the most famous buildings and landmarks on the planet, including Buckingham Palace, The Gherkin, Old Trafford, The Cutty Sark and Heathrow Terminal 5.

Can I buy Howe Green access covers online?

Yes, of course. We have an e-commerce website (www.accesscovers.co.uk) that enables you to purchase a range of our most popular floor, wall and ceiling access covers in standard sizes online 24/7.

 

Products

How does an access cover differ from a manhole cover?

We're glad you asked that question! A lot of people use the terms access cover and manhole cover interchangeably. We like to think that our access covers are a little more 'aesthetically pleasing' than your average manhole cover.

Have a read of our article (/howe-green/news/manhole-cover-or-access-cover.php) on this very subject.

Can you produce bespoke access covers?

roman baths, bath - bespoke floor access coverYes, the majority of the orders that we produce are actually bespoke - custom made to meet the exact specification of the customer. We are very proud of the fact that new product development is something that happens on an almost daily basis at Howe Green. From tree grilles in Education City to circular access covers at the British Museum, take a look at our Projects to see the diversity of developments that have utilised our access covers and architectural metalwork.

What materials are your floor access covers produced from?

The majority of our range of floor access covers are available in both aluminium and stainless steel.

What is the maximum loading that your floor access covers can accommodate?

The loading for floor access covers ranges from 5 tonnes for the Medium Duty 7500 Series cover up to 6.5 tonnes for the Heavy Duty 1050 Series. If a heavier loading is required just call our Technical Department to discuss your specification – 01920 463 230.

What is the biggest floor access cover that you have manufactured?

We recently produced some 4000mm x 4000mm multipart covers for a customer, now they were big!

 

Delivery

roman baths, bath - bespoke floor access coverWhat is the lead time for a standard size floor access cover, wall access panel or ceiling access hatch?

Our standard size floor access covers are delivered from stock. Orders placed by 1pm are dispatched the same day. If a guaranteed delivery date/time is required this can be arranged at an additional cost.

What is the lead time for a bespoke or custom size floor access cover, wall access panel or ceiling access hatch?

Our investment in the latest C.N.C. technology ensures that bespoke access covers can be produced quickly and efficiently without incurring additional costs. The lead time will depend upon the size of the order and the complexity of the cover required. Our aim is to process and dispatch non stock items within 7-10 working days. Please call us on 01920 463 230 to discuss your specific requirements.

Can you deliver internationally?

Yes, we have a worldwide network of distributors that we have worked with for many years. If you cannot see a distributor in your country please get in touch as we quite easily export to wherever our access covers are required.

 

Environment

How environmentally friendly are your access covers?

roman baths, bath - bespoke floor access coverOur aim is to use materials that are capable of being recycled wherever possible.

What other steps do you take to protect the environment?

Our production process is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that we are keeping our environmental impact to a minimum.

We offer advice to our customers on how to dispose of their access covers once they have reached the end of their life cycle.

In 2012 we invested in PV panels on the roof of our facility in Ware, Hertfordshire. We generate around 24 kW hrs of electricity per annum.

All in all we consider ourselves to be environmentally aware and are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

 


floor access covers

heavy duty floor access cover

Options for solid, timber or flexible flooring

Non-standard sizes/specs available

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WALL access PANELS

heavy duty floor access cover

Options for tiled or plastered walls

Non-standard sizes/specs available

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Ceiling ACCESS HATCHES

ceiling access hatch

Single or Double Leaf options

Non-standard sizes/specs available

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