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 supplies floor access covers for inspirational university building
Howe Green supplied over fifty floor access covers for the award winning Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) at the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston Campus. The CTL is part of a £40 million plus investment by the university into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
The new purpose built CTL opened to undergraduate students in October 2018. The unique facility comprises a wet laboratory, dry laboratory and e‐laboratory and provides a hub for science and engineering teaching. The multi‐functional laboratories are ideal for subject‐ specific and cross‐disciplinary teaching, practical classes and collaboration.
The CTL set up allows for a range of innovative and transformational teaching methods to be adopted and for staff time and resources to be used more efficiently.
The robust 6,700 m2 brick structure was designed by architect Sheppard Ross. It has won four awards in the RIBA West Midlands Awards 2019, including RIBA West Midlands Building of the Year 2019. The CTL has also achieved a BREEAM Excellent standard and an EPC A Rating for efficiency.
The building design was meticulously detailed and the materials used were chosen to minimise maintenance and enhance the life expectancy of the building.
Howe Green 5000 Series Light Duty Aluminium and 7500 Series Medium Duty Aluminium Floor Access Covers were supplied to main contractor Morgan Sindall and were specified by the architect, Sheppard Ross. The covers were installed by the team from Morgan Sindall and infilled with ceramic floor tiles.
In addition to ceramic tiles the 5000 Series and 7500 Series can be used with marble, terrazzo, concrete, resin, wood or parquet flooring. The 5000 Series is suitable for use in areas with pedestrian traffic and the load performance of the 7500 Series is for cars and light delivery vehicles up to 5 tonnes pneumatic tyre load.
The access covers can be removed, safely and easily, for maintenance purposes with the use of lifting keys or Howe Green Access Cover Skates. The access covers fit perfectly flush with their surround to avoid the risk of hazard from slips or trips.
Available as a single cover, a duct run or as a multipart unit the 5000 and 7500 Series can be supplied in standard sizes from stock. If a custom size is required it can be manufactured to order at the Howe Green manufacturing facility in Hertfordshire.
Howe Green has over thirty six years of experience in supplying floor access covers to the education sector. Howe Green’s access covers can be found in many educational settings including John Moores University in Liverpool, St Bernadette’s Primary School in Antonshill, Scotland, and the University of Surrey.
If you would like Howe Green to assist with your requirement for a solution to access concealed building services located under hard flooring please call 01920 463230 or visit www.howegreen.com.
Howe Green Access Covers Meet Tall Demands
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.
Requiring a solution built to withstand heavy footfall and the unique demands of coastal conditions, Principal Contractor Mackley selected Howe Green’s 1050 Series heavy duty access covers for reliable access to power networks serving seating areas around the attraction.
The 1050 Series stainless steel panels were tailor-made to order by Howe Green with clear openings of 600 x 600mm exactly as requested, a service provided for accuracy and best fit without affecting the price or turnaround time. Set into the substrate, the covers sit flush with the surrounding paving so as not to present a trip hazard. They are easily raised with lifting keys provided.
As the Howe Green access panels feature a recessed lid, enabling paving and other floor finishes to be laid over, specialist marine and coastal contractors Mackley were able to create a seamless finish for a series of block paved seating areas leading to the tower building itself.
Howe Green’s 1050 Series access covers are well suited to external usage as they have high resistance to weather exposure, an important feature given their demanding seafront location. As well as being durable, the panels are double-sealed to prevent penetration by dirt and grease and feature stainless steel baseplates and reinforcements to prevent corrosion.
Sponsored by British Airways, the i360 tower was designed by architects Marks Barfield, who also designed the London Eye. With a project cost of £46m, every detail of the building was considered for value and performance, even down to the covers providing access to essential underfloor services. With Howe Green solutions installed, accessing essential service points will be reliably easy whenever routine or emergency maintenance is needed.