HOWE GREEN ACCESS COVERS

MARSH LANE
WARE
HERTS SG12 9QQ

Tel: 01920 463230
Fax: 01920 463231

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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:

Floor Access Covers

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.

Products include:

  • 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

Wall Access Panels & Wall 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.

Products include:

  • 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.

Linear Drainage

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.

Tree Grilles

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.

ACCESS BOXES Electrical .
ACCESS BOXES Surface Boxes .
ACCESS COVERS Airports .
ACCESS COVERS Airtight .
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium .
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Brass Edge
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium PVC Edge
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Tread Plate
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 .
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 Class A15-F900 Loadings
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 Class B Loadings
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 Class B125
ACCESS COVERS Cable Outlet .
ACCESS COVERS Ceilings .
ACCESS COVERS Composite .
ACCESS COVERS Concrete Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Double Leaf .
ACCESS COVERS Drainage Doors .
ACCESS COVERS Exterior External .
ACCESS COVERS Fall Protection Gratings .
ACCESS COVERS Fire Hydrant Inserts .
ACCESS COVERS Fire Rated .
ACCESS COVERS Fire Rated BS 476:Part 20:1987 1 Hour
ACCESS COVERS Fire Rated BS 476:Part 22 1 Hour
ACCESS COVERS Fire Rated BS 476:Part 22 1.5 Hour
ACCESS COVERS Fire Resistant .
ACCESS COVERS Flexible Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Flooring .
ACCESS COVERS Gypsum Faced .
ACCESS COVERS Hard Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS High Security .
ACCESS COVERS Hot Tub .
ACCESS COVERS Insulated .
ACCESS COVERS Internal Interior .
ACCESS COVERS Magnetic .
ACCESS COVERS Modular Systems .
ACCESS COVERS Multiple Unit .
ACCESS COVERS Multispan Units .
ACCESS COVERS Natural Stone Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Pan Covers .See Also PAN COVERS:
ACCESS COVERS Plasterboard Faced .
ACCESS COVERS Plug Cover Insert .
ACCESS COVERS Polyester Powder Coated RAL Colours
ACCESS COVERS Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs .
ACCESS COVERS Recessed .
ACCESS COVERS Recessed for Floor Finishes
ACCESS COVERS Security Covers .
ACCESS COVERS Skates Access Cover Lifting
ACCESS COVERS Slip Resistant/Anti-Slip/Low Slip Surface .
ACCESS COVERS Stainless Steel .
ACCESS COVERS Stainless Steel Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs
ACCESS COVERS Stainless Steel Composite Double Sealed
ACCESS COVERS Steel .
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised Brass Trim
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised BS EN 124
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised BS EN ISO 1461:1999
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised BT Approved
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised Exterior
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised Recessed
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised Solid Top
ACCESS COVERS Steel Galvanised Stainless Steel Trim
ACCESS COVERS Tiled Walls .
ACCESS COVERS Tree Pit Covers .
ACCESS COVERS Unfilled .
ACCESS COVERS Vehicular .
ACCESS COVERS Vehicular Loading Classes B-F
ACCESS COVERS Wall .
ACCESS COVERS Wood Floors .
ACCESS DOOR Grating Panels .
ACCESS DOORS . .
ACCESS DOORS Aluminium .
ACCESS DOORS Ceilings .
ACCESS DOORS Double Leaf .
ACCESS DOORS EN 124 .
ACCESS DOORS Extreme Loading .
ACCESS DOORS Fire Rated .
ACCESS DOORS Floodtight .
ACCESS DOORS Floor .
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated ASTM E119
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated BS 476: 1 Hour - 3 Hour
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated NFPA 251
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated NFPA 80
ACCESS DOORS Floor Fire Rated Up To 3 Hours
ACCESS DOORS For Tiling .
ACCESS DOORS Lift Assisted .
ACCESS DOORS Lockable .
ACCESS DOORS Pit .
ACCESS DOORS Plumbing .
ACCESS DOORS Purpose Made .
ACCESS DOORS Recessed .
ACCESS DOORS Steel Galvanised Steel
ACCESS DOORS Steel Stainless Steel
ACCESS DOORS Walls .
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Air Distribution
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Artificial Stone Finish
ACCESS FLOORING Panels BS EN 12825
ACCESS FLOORING Panels BS EN 12825:1/A/3/2
ACCESS FLOORING Panels BS EN 12825:3/A/3/2
ACCESS FLOORING Panels BS EN 12825:4/A/3/2
ACCESS FLOORING Panels BS EN 12825:5/A/3/2
ACCESS FLOORING Panels BS EN 12825:6/A/3/2
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Calcium Sulphate
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Ceramic Finish
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Factory Bonded Finishes
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Granite Finish
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Gravity Lay
ACCESS FLOORING Panels HPL (High Pressure Laminate) Finish
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Inlaid Design Finish
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Laminate Finish
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Limestone Finish
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Linoleum Finish
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Lock Down
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Marble Finish
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Natural Stone Finish
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Purpose Made
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Rubber Finish
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Screw Down
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Steel
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Steel Encapsulated Cement
ACCESS FLOORING Panels Steel Encapsulated Gypsum
ACCESS HATCHES See Also ACCESS COVERS: See Also ROOF ACCESS HATCHES:/LOFT ACCESS DOORS:
ACCESS PANELS Airtight .
ACCESS PANELS Aluminium .
ACCESS PANELS Aluminium Plasterboard Inlay
ACCESS PANELS Antibacterial Antimicrobial .
ACCESS PANELS Ceiling .
ACCESS PANELS Circular .
ACCESS PANELS Dry Lined Walls .
ACCESS PANELS Fire Resistant .
ACCESS PANELS Fire Resistant BS 476:1987 Part 22
ACCESS PANELS Flexible Wall Tile Fitting / Tile Insert
ACCESS PANELS Floor .
ACCESS PANELS Invisible Closure Systems .
ACCESS PANELS Lockable .
ACCESS PANELS Louvred .
ACCESS PANELS Metal Wall Tile Fitting / Tile Insert
ACCESS PANELS Plasterboard Walls .
ACCESS PANELS Plastered Walls .
ACCESS PANELS Plastic .
ACCESS PANELS Plumbing .
ACCESS PANELS Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Made .
ACCESS PANELS PVC .
ACCESS PANELS PVC Wall Tile Fitting / Tile Insert
ACCESS PANELS Stainless Steel .
ACCESS PANELS Steel .
ACCESS PANELS Steel Fire Rated BS 476:Part 6 Class 0
ACCESS PANELS Tiled Walls .
ACCESS PANELS Wall .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Linear Drainage Channels .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Linear Drainage Channels Stainless Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Shower Stainless Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
CHANNELS Slotted .
CHANNELS Stainless Steel .
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Industrial
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Modular
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Purpose Made
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Shallow Channel
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Sloping
COVERS EN 124 .
DRAINAGE Balcony Systems .
DRAINAGE Inspection Covers .
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Abbatoir
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Brewing
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Catering
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Chemical Industry
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Dairy
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Food Processing
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Hygienic
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Laboratory
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Laundries
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Pharmaceutical Industry
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Aluminium Tops .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Balcony Balconies .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Building Perimeter .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Cover Plates .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Domestic Applications / Residential Applications .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Driveways Drives
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Laboratory .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Linear .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Linear BS EN 1433 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Linear Deck .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Modular Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Roof Garden .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Stainless Steel
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Austenitic Stainless Steel
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Modular
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Purpose Made
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Radius Units
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Stainless Steel Tops
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Walkway .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
DRAINAGE GULLIES .
DUCT COVERS Sealed Aluminium
DUCT COVERS Sealed EN 124
DUCT COVERS Sealed Stainless Steel
DUCT COVERS/FRAMES Aluminium .
DUCT COVERS/FRAMES Brass .
DUCT COVERS/FRAMES Metal .
DUCT COVERS/FRAMES Metal Wall Tile Fitting / Tile Insert
DUCT COVERS/FRAMES Recessed .
DUCT COVERS/FRAMES Stainless Steel .
ELECTRICAL Access System, Floor .
FLOOR Covers .
FLOOR ACCESS COVERS See Also ACCESS COVERS: .
FLOOR ACCESS DOORS See Also ACCESS COVERS: .
FLOOR CHANNELS Balcony .
FLOOR CHANNELS Breakwater Applications .
FLOOR CHANNELS Car Park Deck .
FLOOR CHANNELS Doorway .
FLOOR CHANNELS Food and Drink Processing .
FLOOR CHANNELS Galvanised Steel .
FLOOR CHANNELS Heavy Load .
FLOOR CHANNELS Hospital .
FLOOR CHANNELS Internal Walkway .
FLOOR CHANNELS Internal Washdown Applications .
FLOOR CHANNELS Kitchen .
FLOOR CHANNELS Purpose Made Bespoke .
FLOOR CHANNELS Shallow Invert .
FLOOR CHANNELS Shower Room .
FLOOR CHANNELS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR CHANNELS Swimming Pool .
FLOOR CHANNELS Wetroom Drainage Linear Channels
FLOOR CHANNELS Wetroom Drainage Linear Channels Stainless Steel
FLOOR DRAIN Anti-Flooding Valves .
FLOOR DRAIN Covers Lockable .
FLOOR DRAIN Covers Stainless Steel .
FLOOR DRAIN Water Traps .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Anti-Slip .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Chrome Finish .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Swimming Pool .
FLOOR DRAINS .
FLOOR DRAINS Anti-Flood .
FLOOR DRAINS Bathroom/Wetroom See Also SHOWER DRAINS
FLOOR DRAINS Car Park .
FLOOR DRAINS Commercial .
FLOOR DRAINS Linear Channel .
FLOOR DRAINS Purpose Made .
FLOOR DRAINS Rainwater .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Channel .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Curved .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Purpose Made .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Rectangular .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Right Angle .
FLOOR DRAINS Terrace .
FLOOR DRAINS Tile Channel .
FLOOR DRAINS Trapped .
FLOOR DRAINS Untrapped .
FLOOR DRAINS Yard .
FLOOR EDGE TRIMS See Also FLOOR TRIMS .
FLOOR GRATINGS .See Also GRATINGS: .
FLOOR GULLIES Shower .
FLOOR GULLIES Stainless Steel .
FLOOR GULLIES Tile .
FLOOR GULLIES Wetroom .
FLOOR PROFILES See Also FLOOR TRIMS: .
FLOOR TRIMS Edge Strips .
FLOOR TRIMS Formable Bendable Curvable .
FLOOR TRIMS Formable Bendable Curvable Flexible Floor Finishes
FLOOR TRIMS Purpose Made Bespoke Fabrications .
FLOOR TRIMS Sheet Flooring .
FLOOR TRIMS Vinyl Flooring Vinyl Sheet
FLOORING Accessories .
GRATINGS Drainage .
GRATINGS Metal .
GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
GRATINGS Stair Top Stair Bottom Linear Gratings
GRATINGS Steel .
GULLIES Stainless Steel .
GULLIES Stainless Steel Anti-Backflow
GULLIES Stainless Steel Purpose Made
HATCHES Recessed .
INSPECTION CHAMBERS Floor Drain .
MANHOLE COVERS Steel .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Aluminium .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Brass .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) For Carpet Flooring .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) For Linoleum Flooring .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) For Vinyl Flooring .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Metal .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Metal Lockable
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Multi-Unit .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Purpose Made Bespoke .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Recessed .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Stainless Steel .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Stainless Steel Floor Finish Infill
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Steel Galvanised
MANHOLE UNITS Internal .
METAL Plate Covers .
METAL Plate covers Aluminium
METAL Plate Covers EN 124
METAL Plate Covers Stainless Steel
METAL Plate Covers Steel
PAN COVERS Aluminium .
PAN COVERS EN 124 .
PAN COVERS Gas Strut Lift Assist .
PAN COVERS Hinged .
PAN COVERS Stainless Steel .
PAN COVERS Steel .
ROOF TERRACE Drainage .
SHOWER DRAINS Level Access .
TERRACE Drainage Systems .
TREE GRILLES . .
TREE GUARDS . .
TREE GUARDS Steel .
WETROOM ACCESSORIES .
WETROOM DRAINAGE Floor Drains .
WETROOM DRAINAGE Floor Drains Stainless Steel
WETROOM DRAINAGE Linear Channel Systems .
1050 SERIES Access Covers
2500 SERIES Access Cover Trims
3500 SERIES Access Cover
5 BAR SERIES Acesss Covers
5000 SERIES Access Covers
7500 SERIES Access Cover
COLOUREDGE Access Covers
COMBIHATCH Access Panel
COVER SKATE Access Cover Lifting Device
F1 SYSTEMBAU Access Panels
F2 SYSTEMBAU Access Panels
F3 SYSTEMBAU Access Panels
F5 SYSTEMBAU Access Panels
F6 SYSTEMBAU Access Panels
FF SYSTEMBAU Access Panels
HG 200 Slot Drainage Channel
HG100 Linear Channel Drainage Systems
HSE 75 SERIES Acesss Covers
MAGHATCH Access Panel
TILE-A-DOOR+ Tile Panel
VISEDGE Flexible Flooring Edge Trim
VISEDGE Flexible Flooring Access Cover
WALDOR 50 Access Covers

Howe Green Access - Operations Re-Opening From 4 May

September 2020

During the past week, the Government has modified its workplace guidance for employers and employees. This has resulted in some construction sites reopening as Contractors have developed safe ways of working, by incorporating the latest set of guidelines. We are therefore beginning to see demand return to areas of our business.

In order to meet customer orders, we are re-starting manufacturing and despatches from our Howe Green manufacturing site in Ware from 04 May 2020.

This marks the start of a carefully controlled phased return to work for our Howe Green operations, to address increased customer demand in specific construction market sectors, especially Commercial. We will continue to monitor Government advice and react accordingly, if there are further changes to the guidelines.

We are implementing all necessary safety measures to ensure we operate within Government guidelines and maintaining two metres of separation between employees. This has introduced some changes to the way we operate, and we are constantly reviewing alternative processes and PPE to ensure that our employees remain safe. The measures we had adopted prior to lockdown, covering cleaning, personal hygiene practices and temperature screening, will form part of the new ways of working. Employees that are deemed to be ‘at risk’ will continue to be protected.

We continue to have a team of staff working from home, to take calls, provide quotations, technical support or answer any other questions you may have.

You can contact us on 01920 463 230 or email info@howegreen.co.uk

Howe Green - Shouting From the Tree Tops: The Benefits of Tree Pits

August 2020

Howe Green - Shouting From the Tree Tops: The Benefits of Tree Pits

The specification of trees within an urban area can provide many benefits, including improving inhabitants’ mental and physical wellbeing, to filtering urban pollutants and aiding the offset of carbon emissions.

However, the planting of trees within landscaped or paved exterior public spaces can also present a range of potential complications that must be considered at the very initial design stages. Here Chris George, Business Development Manager at Howe Green, explores the wide ranging benefits tree pits and tree grilles offer and the key elements specifiers should consider.

Whilst the planting of trees in urban location can contribute to the reduction of the city or town’s carbon footprint, it is essential any trees or saplings are planted within the provision of a healthy and secure environment.

This will ensure the successful nurture and facilitation of the trees’ long term growth, with adequate root management, access to water and the condition of the soil all essential elements that must be considered.

External tree pits and tree grilles present a popular choice as they can successfully alleviate the potentially negative effects an urban environment can have on a living organism, whilst simultaneously providing inconspicuous access to electrics, valves, pumps and water features.

Tree pits and tree grilles also prevent any potential damage to the urban environment as the tree roots are securely managed within the tree root ball. This eliminates the opportunity for the roots to spread up and across the landscape, where they could cause damage to the flooring and present a dangerous trip hazard.

When specifying tree pit covers for upcoming landscaping projects, professionals should consider solutions manufactured of stainless steel as they provide long term resistance to rust and corrosion. The addition of a top edge seal also prevents dirt, grout or grinding waste ingress for increased longevity and resilience. This style of tree pit also aims to eliminate the requirement for slither cuts of stone, which often leads to recurrent and often costly breakages.

However, the structural integrity and design of a stainless steel tree pit shouldn’t hinder safe access to the tree root ball. Here, specifiers should consider solutions that utilise lifting keys, facilitating easy ongoing maintenance of the tree root ball without any additional budget, time or resources.

As each urban landscaping project is different from the next, so too must be the approach to the tree pits or tree grilles installed. Custom made specifications will best meet the specific requirements of each individual project, rather than a standard ‘off the shelf’ offering. A bespoke offering will also ensure the type of stone used and the modules or pattern formations featured within the hard landscaping are seamlessly integrated into the covers, providing the highest quality finish available.

The orientation of the tree pits, whether single, multiple or in a duct formation, should be adapted to meet the bespoke requirements of the project, providing a desired visual style without impacting on the long term growth and success of the trees.

Tree grilles also offer the opportunity for the installation of electrical elements such as up lighters, creating an enhanced visual effect. If using tree grilles, stone thickness must also be considered, whilst load bearing for both grilles and pits must be addressed at the specification stage. For example, will the solutions be installed in a high footfall pedestrian area, or will there be vehicles regularly travelling through? This is essential to ensuring the solution is fit for purpose throughout the duration of its lifetime.

By working closely with a manufacturer from the very initial specification stages, landscaping professionals can not only achieve the successful implementation of trees into hard landscaped areas, but ensure their long term growth and maintenance whilst achieving the desired visual aesthetic.

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