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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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Latest News from howe green

Keep up to date with the latest company news and project updates from Howe Green.
flying high with howe green access covers

Worry free floor access for Westgate Oxford


Over 80 of Howe Green's 7500 Series Medium Duty Stainless Steel Floor Access Covers have been specified by architect Chapman Taylor LLP for the Westgate Oxford development. The floor covers will provide access to essential services concealed under the flooring.

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New term, new opportunities in the Education sector


As students across the country settle into the routine of the new academic year we turn our focus onto the opportunities that abound within the education sector.  In a recent report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) a figure of £6.7 billion is quoted as the estimated cost of returning all school buildings to ‘satisfactory or better’ condition.  That is a lot of rebuilding and refurbishment!

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flying high with howe green access covers

Flying High with Howe Green Access Covers


For many of us the risk of a washout staycation is just too much to bear. This is evidenced by the 5% increase in flights that the UK aviation network is forecasting for summer 2017. 

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not all access covers are created equal

Not all access covers are created equal


When it comes to solving the problem of accessing concealed services under floors, behind walls or above ceilings there are an abundance of products on the market that could do the job.

However if your requirement is for a quality access cover or panel that will provide quick and easy access to concealed services safely then those "cheap" foreign imports are unlikely to make the grade!

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exciting times for floor and roof access specialists

Exciting times ahead for access specialists


Two of the UK's leading manufacturers of access solutions have joined the home security expert ERA.

Bilco UK, manufacturers of speciality access products, was acquired in June 2016 by Amesbury Truth, a subsidiary of London based Tyman Plc.  In March 2017 Howe Green Ltd,  manufacturers of metal fabricated access covers,  was acquired by the group to support Bilco’s offering for “access all areas”.

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floor access covers installed at renovation of Nationalmuseum of Art in Stockholm

"Specials" drive Swedish success for Howe Green


UK businesses could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed and unsettled by our imminent departure from the EU. In reality many are seizing the opportunity presented by the low value of sterling to drive their export strategy.

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NKS Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish Hospital 'Takes a Chance' on Howe Green


The New Karolinska Solna University Hospital (NKS) in Stockholm has been hitting the headlines for over a decade. The original Karolinska University Hospital was founded in 1930. Since the 1930's the hospital campus has expanded to cover a vast area with an estate of over 40 separate buildings.

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floor access covers installed at renovation of Nationalmuseum of Art in Stockholm

Howe Green supply 'specials' for renovation of Nationalmuseum of Art, Stockholm


Howe Green Ltd supplied specially manufactured floor access covers for Sweden's premier art and design museum. The Nationalmuseum of Art in Stockholm is currently closed whilst undergoing an extensive restoration programme.

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Howe Green Makes a Splash at East Riding


Howe Green supplied access covers for a new £25 million Leisure Centre - East Riding Leisure in Bridlington. The centre, which is located on the seafront provides residents and visitors to the town with a range of first class sports and leisure facilities.

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floor access covers in eco-friendly school, Scotland

What does the Spring budget 2017 mean for the construction sector?


It is fair to say that the Spring Budget has already been dissected by people who are more qualified to pass comment than us, however as a UK based manufacturer supplying the construction industry here's our thoughts on how “spreadsheet Phil’s” budget will impact our business.

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7 reasons to love Howe Green

7 reasons to LOVE Howe Green


We believe we have all the attributes required to build a long lasting, mutually satisfying connection with architects, specifiers and contractors who are looking for that special Access Cover partner in their life.

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brighton i360 floor access covers

Why settle for second best?


After 33 years of serving the building services sector we fully appreciate that the “devil is in the detail” in all aspects of a construction project.

Whether it is the groundworks and foundations or the installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) if every element of the process is not carried out with accuracy and precision the consequences could be disastrous.

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brighton i360 floor access covers

Howe Green Access Covers Meet Tall Demands


The British Airways i360 observation tower opened this summer. At 162m (531ft) high, the needle tower features a moving circular viewing platform providing visitors with a new perspective of Brighton's vibrant vista. It will draw an estimated 700,000 visitors a year to the West Pier, along with new jobs, new businesses and a new lease of life for the area.

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Greenford London Underground bespoke custom-fabricated staircase

A Smart Step-Up for Greenford from Howe Green


Best known for high-quality access covers for floors, walls and ceilings, UK manufacturer Howe Green also creates bespoke metalwork solutions for a variety of applications.  Most recently, the company supplied custom-fabricated staircase risers for refurbishment works at LUL's Greenford Station, home of the original step-free access project which was re-established with the opening of an innovative incline lift in October 2015.

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floor access solution at rsc's theatre renovation project the other place

Howe Green Access Covers Top the Bill at ‘The Other Place’


Howe Green’s metal fabricated access covers were selected for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s studio theatre renovation project ‘The Other Place’ in Stratford-Upon-Avon. The transformed venue reopened this year and houses a new 200 seat theatre space along with the RSC’s extensive costume store.

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FLOOR ACCESS COVERS stansted airport

Howe Green's Access Covers take off at London Stansted Airport


As part of the multi-million pound, airport-wide transformation of London Stansted, construction leaders Carillion and Galliford Try selected Howe Green's floor access covers to provide reliable access to essential under-floor services.

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tiled wall access covers a hit with award winning hill homes

Howe Green Provides Easy Access in Quality Hill Homes


Howe Green’s Tile-a-Door + has provided the award-winning developer Hill with a seamless solution to accessing concealed bathroom services at The Scene in Walthamstow and at their Park View development in Sidcup.

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John Moores University Liverpool

Slot Drain System Selected for Luxury London Leisure Facilities


Howe Green's HG200 Slot drain was chosen to provide a high quality, ultimately reliable drainage solution for ultra-lavish leisure facilities at Ballymore's Embassy Gardens, the prominent Nine Elms development on London's South Bank.

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cabots circus - bristol alliance

Howe Green Provides Easy Access to Essential Services at Southmead Hospital


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.

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Centa brothers Howe Green

Above and Beyond Customer Service Week

As the curtain falls on National Customer Service Week 2016 we take the opportunity to reflect on just what customer service means for Howe Green.

National Customer Service Week takes place in the first full week of October every year in countries across the globe. The aim of the initiative is simple – to raise awareness of customer service and the contribution it makes to business success and the growth of the economy.

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cabots circus - bristol alliance

Manhole cover or access cover, what's yours called?

Back in 1983 we wanted to differentiate our product from the cast iron manhole cover that was used to cover external drains. We decided on the term access cover because that is what it was doing – providing access.

At Howe Green we have been manufacturing high quality fabricated metal access covers since 1983.

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southmead hospital bristol - howe green floor access covers

Howe Green's tree grilles give greener access at Education City

UK access cover specialist Howe Green has supplied a bespoke solution for greener landscaping in one of the world's most arid environments. Over 130 made-to- measure stainless steel tree grilles have been supplied to Doha based contractor Redco for a new phase of soft landscaping at Education City, Qatar.

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new website for howe green

Howe Green launches new mobile-friendly website

Howe Green, The UK's leading access cover manufacturer, is proud to announce the launch of its new website. Being fully responsive, the site offers a range of new eye-catching features and user-friendly functions to deliver the best experience to mobile visitors.

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ce mark for structural steel work vts hertford howe green

Howe Green Attains CE Mark for structural steelwork


When we acquired the assets of steel fabrication specialists VTS Hertford earlier this year we immediately set out to attain CE Marking for our structural steelwork, a standard that became mandatory on 1st July.

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Sainsburys exhibition gallery london

Howe Green Access Covers give power to Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery


Architects chose UK manufacturer Howe Green to provide a unique access cover solution for The Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery at The World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (WCEC).

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howe green aquires vts hertford structural steel fabrication

Howe Green acquires structural steel fabrication company


In April, Howe Green acquired the assets of local structural steel fabrication company VTS Hertford. This small specialist engineering and fabrication firm had been a valued supplier of ours for many years. Paul Willcocks and his dedicated, professional team will move just a few miles down the road to join us at Howe Green HQ.

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P Plunkett tiling contractors access covers

Working with old friends at Newcastle Central


Next year, P Plunkett Tiling Contractors will celebrate forty years in business and Howe Green is very proud to have worked with them for more than 25 of those years. From humble beginnings it has grown into a firm with national coverage and an industry-wide reputation for excellent workmanship and service.

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access cover skate from howe green

NEW! Cover Skate for Lifting and Moving Floor Access Covers


The product development team at Howe Green has come up with an ingenious way to lift heavy floor access covers. Simple, convenient and extremely portable, the Cover Skate makes it possible for just one person to lift even the heaviest of covers on their own.

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Nottingham Station access covers

Howe Green at 'The Hub' of easy maintenance for Nottingham StatioN


Howe Green's 7500 Series access covers are providing a high quality access solution at The Nottingham Hub, as part of the station's comprehensive enhancement project.

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manchester cathedral access covers

Howe Green has historic restoration covered at Manchester Cathedral


Howe Green's heavy-duty 7500 Series stainless steel access covers have been installed at Manchester Cathedral as part of extensive reordering works commissioned by the Dean and Chapter of Manchester Cathedral.

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howe green celebrates online sales anniversary

Howe Green celebrateS online Access Cover Sales Anniversary


The site was introduced in response to growth in global e-commerce and customer demand for maximum availability. It features a range of Howe Green's most popular metal fabricated access covers and hatches for floors, walls and ceilings..

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centa brothers celebrate 30 years of howe green access covers

30yrs in the business


This year, we've been celebrating our 30th year in business and as with many landmark birthdays, it has prompted us all to reflect; not just on how far Howe Green has come as a business but also on what a journey it has been.

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fish and chip shop access covers islington london

Poshest Chippy in town!


UK Manufacturer Howe Green has supplied an access cover solution to fit the bill perfectly at The Fish & Chip Shop in Islington, the latest venture from former Ivy head chef Des McDonald.

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cabots circus floor access covers

Quality stands the test of time


Howe Green's original product was the 750 Series aluminium access cover. It was developed 30 Years ago for the supermarket sector, providing a high quality solution to the problem of accessing concealed under floor services in highly trafficked areas.

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crossrail access covers london

Up to Speed with Crossrail, London


Crossrail has made headlines as the £15bn project nears the halfway point of tunneling under London. In a recent interview with The Times, its chief executive and former T5 boss Andrew Wolstenholme commented that infrastructure expertise in this country has never been stronger.

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working with checkalow tiling london

Working with Checkalow


We believe in developing positive working relationships with our clients for the long term and we are particularly proud to have supplied many of our customers for decades. One of our longest standing associations has been with the Hertfordshire and North London based tiling specialist Checkalow Ltd.

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howe green linear drainage attains ce mark

Howe Green Linear Drainage Products Attain CE Mark


Leading building products manufacturer Howe Green can give customers further reassurance of quality after its modular linear drainage products met the requirements for CE marking.

The accreditation, applied to the company's HG100 and HG200 channel drains, confirms their high quality build and proven performance and that they have been manufactured, tested and assessed to European standards as required by the Construction Products Regulation.

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access cover manufacturer howe green celebrates 30 years

UK manufacturer Howe Green celebrates its 30th year


As economic pressures continue to take their toll on businesses across every sector, UK manufacturer Howe Green celebrates its 30th year, citing the ability to adapt to change as vital for all companies wanting to survive.

An industry leading manufacturer of access covers for floors, walls and ceilings, Howe Green was founded by Antony Centa and wife Angela in 1983 with their son Peter, the firm's only employee.

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Buy Howe Green Access Covers Online 24/7


In January 2013, Howe Green launched a new sales enabled website www.accesscovers.co.uk in response to global growth in e-commerce and customer demand for maximum availability. It features a select range of our most popular Howe Green metal fabricated access covers, hatches and accessories in a range of standard sizes.

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NAHB International Builders Show

Viva Las Vegas! - NAHB International Builders' Show

Howe Green exhibited at the 2013 NAHB International Builders' Show in Las Vegas alongside our US distributor FF Systems Inc. Organisers had estimated that 50,000 people would attend this year's three-day event, but numbers exceeded expectations, reaching over 62,000. The Show was certainly buzzing with activity, offering another piece of evidence that the US economy is recovering, particularly in the real estate and home-building sectors.

 

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bespoke access covers

Bespoke Access Cover Innovation


Howe Green is the industry’s access specialist. Best known for design and manufacture of top quality access covers for floors, walls and ceilings, Howe Green access covers have been first choice for some of the biggest and most prestigious building projects around the world.

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hinged floor access cover precision engineering

HSE75 meets German Demand for Precision Engineering


An unerring reputation for excellence has always given German manufacturing the competitive edge. Their appreciation of precision engineering and quality is renowned the world over, making it all the more flattering for Howe Green products to have received such a surge of interest from the German market in recent months.

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HG100 keeps the beer flowing at Surrey Hills Brewery

HG100 keeps the beer flowing from Surrey Hills Brewery


The Surrey Hills Brewery is an independent brewer with a highly acclaimed and award-winning portfolio of beer and real ale. One of the UK’s micro-brewing success stories, the company recently increased its production and relocated to the prestigious Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking; the UK's largest single estate vineyard.

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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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