HOWE GREEN ACCESS COVERS
Suppliers of: Access Covers, wall access covers, floor access covers, access hatches, wall access hatches, floor access panels, wall access panels, floor covers, ceiling access panels, ceiling access hatches, gypsum access covers.
Since 1983, Howe Green has been a market leader in the manufacture of purpose-made high performance floor access covers, access hatches and edge trims. With a manufacturing facility in Ware, Hertfordshire, Howe Green supply products across the UK and export across the world.
Howe Green’s floor access covers provide safe, easy access to building services concealed under flooring.
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Howe Green Access Covers supply the following systems:
Howe Green floor access covers and hatches provide safe and easy access to building services concealed under flooring.
Our range of floor access covers includes products suitable for all types of hard flooring finishes. Products are suitable for interior and exterior use and any type of application including, domestic, commercial, retail, healthcare, education and industrial projects.
- Small Access Covers and Duct Access Covers
- Light, medium and heavy Duty Access Covers
- Access Covers for wood floors
- Access Covers for flexible floors
- Hinged Access Covers
- Tread Plate Access covers
The Howe Green range of wall access panels are designed for use in tiled or plastered walls to provide access to concealed services. Products to suit regular or infrequent access - standard or bespoke sizes are available.
- Wall access panels, covers & hatches for tiled walls .
- Metal faced access panels, covers & hatches for Plastered walls.
- Gypsum faced access panels, covers & hatches for plasterboard walls.
The Howe Green range of Linear Drainage provides the perfect solution for changing rooms, shower areas, spas, commercial kitchens, laboratories, veterinary surgeries and other areas that require wash-down or water drainage. The Linear Drainage is manufactured from Stainless Steel offering a high-quality finish. It is discreet, easy to clean and hygienic.
The HG100 Channel Drain and HG200 Slot Drain are made to measure systems, manufactured in the UK to your exact layout requirements with no cost or time constraint.
Howe Green Tree Grilles are used in interior and exterior public spaces where living trees have been specified as an enhancement to a landscaped or paved area, such as a shopping centre or airport concourse. The Tree Grille provides access to the root ball and facilitates any ongoing maintenance of the trees that will be required.
The special purpose access cover Tree Grilles can be produced in unique sizes and shapes, accurately and cost-effectively.
Further information is available on the Howe Green website along with technical information and assistance.
Howe Green floor access covers are fit for royalty at Queen’s Hospital, Romford
As part of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen’s Hospital, Romford, operates a full A&E service, trauma centre, hyper-acute stroke unit and one of the largest maternity units in the country.
The £261 million construction comprises of 4,500 rooms located across four storeys, which together deliver a diverse range of high quality specialist acute services to the population of East London.
Throughout the construction process, the specification of building components that could withstand the continuous level of high footfall, combined with additional hygiene considerations, were essential to ensuring the long term safety and operational efficiency of the hospital, its employees and their patients.
As part of this brief, over 200 of Howe Green’s unique Visedge® Series floor access covers were specified by Johnathan Bailey Associates throughout the entire hospital to provide permanent, secure and maintenance-free access to underground services, whilst also fulfilling the diverse range of requirements expected of such a demanding environment.
A key consideration at the initial specification stages was ensuring the access covers were low maintenance and not susceptible to rust or distortion. This would prevent any potential trip hazards for visitors or patients, whilst also ensuring the access solutions could withstand the high frequency of footfall, sanitisation and general cleaning required.
The cost-effective, lightweight aluminium Visedge® Series easily fulfilled these requirements, providing clean and concealed access to the underground services for the entire lifecycle of the building.
This was achieved through the innovative double-sealed frame construction of the access covers, which facilitates the prevention of dirt and water ingress by creating an impermeable, flat and permanent joint that bonds and welds the sheet flooring, rather than using an adhesive like other competitor products.
Compatible for use with flexible sheeting flooring systems traditionally used throughout the healthcare sector, including vinyl, linoleum, rubber and carpet, the resilient access covers feature crimped corners to enable both the cover and frame to lie completely flat for an unobtrusive, safe and secure finish. Bespoke fittings were also manufactured to ensure the access covers would facilitate a variety of square and rectangular cavities with small apertures for certain areas of the hospital.
To help streamline the process of gaining access to the underground services for the hospital engineers, whilst simultaneously minimising any potential disruption to visitors and patients, the use of lifting keys safely and securely raise the access cover. This also ensures compliance with all relevant health and safety guidance.
For further information on the Visedge® Series and Howe Green’s complete range of floor access solutions, visit www.howegreen.com or call 01920 463230.
Howe Green Makes it's Mark At The Roman Baths
As one of the UK’s most visited heritage attractions, situated at the very heart of the City of Bath World Heritage site, the Roman Baths houses one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world.
Its principle feature, the Sacred Spring, facilitates the rise of over one million litres of water each day at a temperature of 46°C. Excess water escapes through the spring overflow to the Roman Drain, before finally reaching the River Avon, 400 metres away.
As part of a significant redevelopment project to upgrade the visitor experience by displaying the Roman Drain and its impressive historical engineering, Howe Green’s innovative brushed stainless steel Floor Access Panels were specified to ensure the long term efficiency and effectiveness of the attraction.
Due to the Roman Drain being located below floor level, combined with the water’s high temperature and mineral content, the very nature of the development, which was managed by Scena Projects, presented a range of diverse challenges that required the highest quality building components to successfully overcome.
Manufactured to bespoke specifications in sizes of 5m x 0.5m, the two durable Howe Green Floor Access Panels were installed in parallel with robust sheets of glass, which act as both a walkway and viewpoint for visitors.
The bespoke Floor Access Panels allow steam to continuously escape from the drain, providing sufficient ventilation that eliminates the potential for the glass to become obscured by a build-up of condensation and mineral deposits.
The high quality panels also provide secure and safe access to underground services, with the stainless steel construction resilient enough to withstand heavy footfall, yet light weight to support easy lifting and handling.
Paul Norman of Scena Projects said: “Howe Green produced exactly what we asked for – the stainless steel Floor Access Panels have a high quality finish and are ideal for an application of this nature.”
The streamlined construction of the access panels also ensured flush installation in conjunction with the glass and surrounding hard flooring, ensuring compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations.
Chris George, Business Development Manager at Howe Green, said: “The unique nature of this project required bespoke solutions that could facilitate the demanding requirements of such a unique Heritage Site. We are extremely proud to be part of such an iconic project, which is testament to the wide reaching capabilities of our robust manufacturing offering.”
As a member of the official Made in Britain organisation, Howe Green manufactures its extensive portfolio of floor access solutions at its UK headquarters in Hertfordshire to exact client and project specifications, meeting the functional and aesthetic requirements of any environment.
For further information on Howe Green’s high quality range of floor access solutions, visit www.howegreen.com or call 01920 463230.