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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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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!
Over the 34 years that Howe Green has been manufacturing floor access covers we have supplied many educational institutions from primary schools all the way through to universities.
Check out our "report card" for some of the high profile projects that we have been involved with in the sector.

St Bernadette’s Eco-Friendly School, Scotland

“St Bernadette’s offers first-class facilities for education in a building designed for a long and efficient life. Howe Green access covers are of excellent quality and their technical support was second to none”.”
Architect, Falkirk Council

St Bernadette’s is an Eco-Friendly primary school in Antonshill, Scotland. 79 of Howe Green’s 7500 Series Medium Duty Aluminium Floor Access Covers access covers were installed to cover the sprinkler network, hot and cold water supplies and electric and data cabling.

Madeley Academy, Telford

The Madeley Academy is an independent secondary school based in Telford.Howe Green’s 5000 Series Light Duty Floor Access Covers and Visedge Series Aluminium Floor Access Covers were chosen to provide safe and unobtrusive access to the wealth of service pipes and wiring, including electrical, IT and communication cables and plumbing, concealed under the flooring at the Academy.

John Moores University, Liverpool
The £27 million Art and Design Academy at John Moores University in Liverpool was the first phase of the University’s campus masterplan. Rick Mather Architects specified a combination of Howe Green 1050 Series Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Floor Access Covers and 7500 Series Medium Duty Stainless Steel Floor Access Covers to enable access to underfloor services.

Regardless of the location of installation, Howe Green access covers are there to do one job - provide safe and easy access to concealed services.
So what other qualities do our access covers possess?

Robust – for a tough environment

St Bernadette’s Eco-Friendly School opens its doors to over 200 primary children and 80 nursery children every week day.

Madeley Academy is a 900 place 11-16 academy with Sports College status. The building features a range of specialist facilities including a large fitness centre, full size gym and suite of training rooms. A Vocational Training Centre provides specialist facilities for a range of courses including Hospitality and Catering, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Construction and Land-based Studies. A Music Technology Suite provides hi-tech facilities for composing and saving music

In John Moores University, the five-story building houses art and design studios, technical and teaching facilities, exhibition areas and galleries alongside a 350-seat exhibition conference centre. As well as housing its own students, there is space set aside for public use.
In all three projects Howe Green access covers were selected as a robust and reliable solution able to withstand high levels of pedestrian footfall.

Versatile - no limits

Howe Green floor access covers are suitable for use with hard or flexible floor finishes. The 7500 Series aluminium covers installed at St Bernadette’s were infilled with industrial grade carpet to match the surrounding flooring.

At Madeley Academy the Visedge Series Flexible Floor Access Covers were installed in a variety of different areas of the school including the Vocational Training Area, where they were used in conjunction with vinyl flooring. The Visedge Series is specifically engineered for use with flexible sheet flooring systems. The covers provide ‘stiletto-proof’ resistance and have proven longevity in highly trafficked areas.

The 7500 Series and 1050 Series installed internally and externally at John Moores University were infilled with both natural stone and concrete.

Safe – reducing the risks

Whatever the floor finish the Howe Green access covers are designed to fit perfectly flush with their surroundings to avoid distortion and to prevent the risk of any slips and trips.

The covers can be removed easily and safely with the assistance of access cover accessories such as lifting keys or the ingenious Howe Green Access Cover Skate. With less people required to lift or move a cover the health and safety concerns associated with using bigger pieces of equipment are reduced.

Secure – peace of mind

The access covers used within St Bernadette’s, Madeley Academy and John Moores University were all double sealed for optimal hygiene and security. Howe Green’s floor access covers can also be supplied with tamper resistant features, providing additional security and peace of mind.

Bespoke – no need to compromise

At St Bernadette’s the Howe Green access covers were fitted in a continuous run of 75 metres of floor space with additional bespoke multipart units fitted onto the adjoining legs.

The covers supplied to John Moores University were also bespoke. Each cover was individually manufactured to match the size of the Charcon Appalachian stone floor slabs to provide a seamless finish.

Often architects working on this calibre of project will require a non-standard access solution - they know that that the team at Howe Green has the technical expertise to resolve their challenge as cost effectively as possible.

Working on one of the many rebuilding or refurbishment projects in the education sector?  Tap into our expertise…

For more information about how you can easily and safely access concealed services within an educational environment please call our friendly team on 01920 463 230, we are happy to help.

 

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