ACO TECHNOLOGIES PLC - BUILDING DRAINAGE

ACO BUSINESS CENTRE
CAXTON ROAD
BEDFORD
BEDFORDSHIRE MK41 0LF

Tel: 01462 810400
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Suppliers of: Internal and external drainage solutions, stainless steel floor drains, stainless steel gullies and channels, rainwater outlets, shower floor drains, bathroom and wet room floor drains, internal linear drainage channels, access covers, grease separators

ACO Building Drainage specialises in the development of corrosion resistant drainage systems and building products for applications across the internal and external built environments. Conceived to eliminate design risk, to optimise installation and to minimise lifetime ownership cost, every product in the range delivers exceptional levels of performance, finish and durability.

The technical expertise, global resources and fabrication capacity within the ACO Building Drainage division make it possible for architects, engineers and contractors to realise the highest quality and value when selecting from our standard products, or, when using our bespoke design service.

Indeed, whether you’re involved in designing or building a new project or upgrading an existing building, every aspect of the system must be carefully planned to meet the correct drainage requirements simply, quickly and within budget. Just call us for advice and help on the right system for your next project!

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ACO Building Drainage’s extensive portfolio includes:

Wetroom & Shower Drainage Solutions

An extensive range of Wetroom products and shower drainage solutions.

Stainless Steel gullies

Choice of ranges for different applications: Fixed Height and Telescopic gully systems, EG150 Eurogully range, Rodding Eyes, Micro Floor Gullies and Bespoke gullies.

Standard Stainless Steel and Galvanised Steel Channels

Includes the Modular 125 stainless steel channel system and the Deckline 125 galvanized steel shallow invert drainage system.

ACO Pipe® Stainless Steel Pipework Systems

ACO PIPE® presents a wide range of socketed waste pipework systems in thin-wall stainless steel for above and below ground drainage applications.

ACO HygieneFirst

ACO HygieneFirst drainage systems fulfil the stringent hygienic requirements to minimise harmful bacteria and pathogen contamination of food arising from drainage elements by applying relevant hygiene design principles reserved for food contract surfaces

Roof & Balcony Drainage

Products include FreeDeck - Level Access Flat Roofs and Terraces Drainage Systems & Watertight Rainwater Outlets.

Drainage Design

Our engineers and designers can advise you on the right system to suit your project.

Grease Management Systems

The range includes mobile grease separators, gravity grease separators, grease recovery units and grease traps. Visit our website to use our grease selector to find the right unit for your needs.

Access Covers

Products include the Uniface or UniTop range of aluminium or steel access covers.

Blue/Green Roof Drainage

Our ACO RoofBloxx rainwater attenuation system is designed specifically as a green roof drainage layer for use on blue, green and blue/green roof construction applications. Please contact us to discuss project requirements and for support with hydraulic calculations.

Anti-flood Protection Systems

Anti-flood backflow valve systems, designed to prevent flooding resulting from sewer backflows. With models suitable for grey or black water applications, all systems are designed for reliable operation and long life.

 

Further technical information is available in the BPi download library or on the ACO Building Drainage website.

ACCESS COVERS Airports .
ACCESS COVERS Airtight .
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium .
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Anodized Finish
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Custom Finishes
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Purpose Made
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium PVC Edge
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Surface Mounted
ACCESS COVERS Aluminium Tread Plate
ACCESS COVERS Block Paviour Infill .
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 .
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 Class A15-F900 Loadings
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 Class B125 Loadings
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 Class C250 Loadings
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 Class D400 Loadings
ACCESS COVERS BS EN 124 Kitemarked
ACCESS COVERS Cable Outlet .
ACCESS COVERS Drainage Doors .
ACCESS COVERS Ductile Iron .
ACCESS COVERS Exterior External .
ACCESS COVERS FACTA Loading Classes A-F .
ACCESS COVERS Fire Rated .
ACCESS COVERS Fire Resistant .
ACCESS COVERS Flexible Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Flooring .
ACCESS COVERS Galvanised Steel .
ACCESS COVERS Galvanised Steel BS EN 124
ACCESS COVERS Galvanised Steel BS EN ISO 1461:1999
ACCESS COVERS Galvanised Steel Exterior
ACCESS COVERS Galvanised Steel Galvanised Stainless Steel Trim
ACCESS COVERS Galvanised Steel Recessed
ACCESS COVERS Galvanised Steel Solid Top
ACCESS COVERS Hard Floor Finishes / Infills .
ACCESS COVERS Insulated .
ACCESS COVERS Internal .
ACCESS COVERS Lightweight Slim .
ACCESS COVERS Modular Systems .
ACCESS COVERS Multispan Units .
ACCESS COVERS Natural Stone Floor Finishes .
ACCESS COVERS Pan Covers .See Also PAN COVERS:
ACCESS COVERS Purpose Made .
ACCESS COVERS Recessed .
ACCESS COVERS Recessed for Block Paviors
ACCESS COVERS Recessed for Floor Finishes
ACCESS COVERS Security Covers .
ACCESS COVERS Slip Resistant /Anti-Slip / Low Slip Surface .
ACCESS COVERS Stainless Steel .
ACCESS COVERS Stainless Steel Multi-Covers
ACCESS COVERS Stainless Steel Composite Double Sealed
ACCESS COVERS Steel .
ACCESS COVERS Steel Purpose Made Fabrications
ACCESS COVERS Unfilled .
ACCESS COVERS Vehicular .
ACCESS COVERS Wood Floor Finishes / Infills .
ACOUSTIC DRAINAGE PIPES Silent Drainage Low Noise Waste Pipes and Fittings
ANTI-FLOOD VALVES BS EN 13564 Types 0-5 .
ANTI-FLOOD VALVES Sewage Backflow Prevention .
BALCONY Drainage Systems .
BALCONY Floor Drains .
BALCONY Rainwater Outlets
BATHROOM DRAINAGE Inset Drainage Trays Decorative Wooden Grates Incorporated
BATHROOM FLOOR DRAINS .See Also SHOWER DRAINS: .
BLUE ROOF SYSTEMS Green Roof Rainwater Attenuation .
BLUE ROOF SYSTEMS Green Roof Rainwater Attenuation SUDS
BLUE ROOF SYSTEMS Modular Geocells Rainwater Attenuation .
BLUE ROOF SYSTEMS Stormwater Attenuation Systems .
BLUE ROOF SYSTEMS Stormwater Drainage Water Retention Drains
BLUE ROOF SYSTEMS SUDS .
BRIDGE DECKING Drainage Systems .
CABLE Troughs .
CATERING Organic Waste Management Systems .
CATERING Waste Disposal Units .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Composite Plastic .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Linear Drainage Channels Stainless Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Plastic .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Security Locking .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Shower Stainless Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
CHANNEL GRATINGS Stainless Steel Mesh
CHANNEL GRATINGS Stainless Steel Non-Skid
CHANNEL GRATINGS Surface Channel Loading Classes A-F .
CHANNELS Aluminium .
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Industrial
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Modular
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Purpose Made
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Shallow Channel
CHANNELS Stainless Steel Sloping
DECK Drainage Systems .
DRAINAGE Backflow Valves .
DRAINAGE Balcony Systems .
DRAINAGE Bath-to-Wetroom Adaptors .
DRAINAGE Rat Barriers .
DRAINAGE Rodding Eyes EN 1253
DRAINAGE Rodding Eyes Interior
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Abbatoir
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Aggressive Environment
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Brewing
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Catering
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Chemical Industry
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Food Processing
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Hygienic
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Industrial Process
DRAINAGE Special Applications: Laboratory
DRAINAGE Trench Stainless Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Aggressive Substance .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Balcony .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Bridge .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS 6367:1983 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 1433 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 1433:2002 .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 1433:2002 CE Marked .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS BS EN 1433:2002 Load Classes A-F .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Building Perimeter .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Curved .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Design Service .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS DPC Damp Course .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Dual Level .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Flat Roofs .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Galvanised Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Heavy Duty .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Heelguard Tops .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Industrial Applications .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Lightweight: Loading Classes A-E DIN 19580 EN1433
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Line and Point Drainage Combined .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Linear Deck Drains .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Open Sided Systems .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Paved Areas .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Pedestrian Areas .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Pedestrian Areas Cycle Ways
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Purpose Made .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Roof Garden .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems Stainless Steel
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Slot Systems 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 Shallow Channel
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Steel .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Steel Shallow Invert
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Terraces .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Threshold Drains .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Threshold Drains Level Access
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Tram Track .
DRAINAGE CHANNELS Walkway .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Aluminium .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Composite .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Continuous Trench Trench Covers
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Curved Profile .
DRAINAGE GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
DRAINAGE GULLIES .
FLAT ROOF Drainage Systems .
FLAT ROOF Drainage Systems Level Access
FLOOR ACCESS COVERS See Also ACCESS COVERS: .
FLOOR ACCESS DOORS See Also ACCESS COVERS: .
FLOOR CHANNELS Abbatoir .
FLOOR CHANNELS Balcony .
FLOOR CHANNELS Breakwater Applications .
FLOOR CHANNELS Chemical Plants .
FLOOR CHANNELS Doorway .
FLOOR CHANNELS FACTA Load Classes A-E .
FLOOR CHANNELS Fire Lift .
FLOOR CHANNELS Fire Lift BS 5588:1991 Part 5 .
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 Large Volume Discharge Capacity .
FLOOR CHANNELS Purpose Made .
FLOOR CHANNELS Shallow Invert .
FLOOR CHANNELS Shower Room .
FLOOR CHANNELS Slot Systems (No Grating) .
FLOOR CHANNELS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR CHANNELS Swimming Pool .
FLOOR CHANNELS Wetroom Drainage Linear Channels
FLOOR CHANNELS Wetroom Drainage Linear Channels Stainless Steel
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Anti-Slip .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Anti-Slip BS 7976 Parts 1-3: 2002
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Bathroom Gully .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Bathroom Gully Decorative
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Bathroom Gully Illuminated
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Chrome Finish .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR DRAIN GRATINGS Swimming Pool .
FLOOR DRAINS .
FLOOR DRAINS Adjustable .
FLOOR DRAINS Aluminium .
FLOOR DRAINS Anti-Flood .
FLOOR DRAINS Backflow Stop .
FLOOR DRAINS Backflow Stop BS EN 13564 .
FLOOR DRAINS Bathroom / Wetroom See Also SHOWER DRAINS
FLOOR DRAINS BS EN 1253 .
FLOOR DRAINS Car Park .
FLOOR DRAINS Chemical Resistant .
FLOOR DRAINS Cold Store .
FLOOR DRAINS Commercial .
FLOOR DRAINS Fire Spread Prevention Incorporated Fire Protection
FLOOR DRAINS Floating Floor .
FLOOR DRAINS Linear Channel .
FLOOR DRAINS Linear Channel BS EN 1253
FLOOR DRAINS Marine Applications .
FLOOR DRAINS Odour Trap .
FLOOR DRAINS Purpose Made .
FLOOR DRAINS Rainwater .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Channel .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Purpose Made .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Rectangular .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Right Angle .
FLOOR DRAINS Stainless Steel Square .
FLOOR DRAINS Telescopic .
FLOOR DRAINS Terrace .
FLOOR DRAINS Vinyl Sheet Flooring .
FLOOR DRAINS Yard .
FLOOR GRATINGS .See Also GRATINGS: .
FLOOR GULLIES Bathroom .
FLOOR GULLIES BS EN 1253 .
FLOOR GULLIES Chemical Resistant .
FLOOR GULLIES Commercial .
FLOOR GULLIES Extra Low Profile .
FLOOR GULLIES Fire Resistant EI 120-U/U
FLOOR GULLIES Industrial .
FLOOR GULLIES Pumped .
FLOOR GULLIES Shower .
FLOOR GULLIES Stainless Steel .
FLOOR GULLIES Vinyl Sheet Flooring .
FLOOR GULLIES Wetroom .
GRATING Accessories .
GRATINGS Drainage .
GRATINGS Mesh Stainless Steel
GRATINGS Metal .
GRATINGS Purpose Made Designs .
GRATINGS Rainwater Outlets .
GRATINGS Safety Slip Resistant Anti-Slip .
GRATINGS Shower Drain .
GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
GRATINGS Stainless Steel Pickle Passivated
GRATINGS Swimming Pool .
GREASE SEPARATORS . .
GREASE SEPARATORS Below Ground .
GREASE SEPARATORS Biological .
GREASE SEPARATORS BS EN 1825 .
GREASE SEPARATORS Freestanding .
GREASE SEPARATORS Gravity .
GREASE SEPARATORS Stainless Steel .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Drainage and Water Storage Elements .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Drainage Channels .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Filtration Layers .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS Rainwater Management Systems .
GREEN ROOF SYSTEMS SUDS .
GULLIES Anti-Flood .
GULLIES BS EN 1253 Part 2 .
GULLIES Cast Iron .
GULLIES Chemical Plant .
GULLIES Electropolished .
GULLIES FACTA Load Classes A-E .
GULLIES Fire Spread Prevention Incorporated .
GULLIES Fire Spread Prevention Incorporated EN 13501 180 Minutes
GULLIES Food Processing .
GULLIES Food Processing EN 1672
GULLIES Food Processing EN ISO 14159
GULLIES Gunmetal .
GULLIES Industrial Areas .
GULLIES Insulated .
GULLIES Specialist Gully Fabricators .
GULLIES Stainless Steel .
GULLIES Stainless Steel Austenitic Stainless Steel
GULLIES Stainless Steel Pickle Passivated
GULLIES Swimming Pool .
GULLIES Telescopic .
GULLIES Water Sealed .
GULLIES Wet Areas .
GULLIES Yard .
GULLIES Yard Paved Area
GULLY GRATINGS BS EN 124 .
GULLY GRATINGS Copper Alloy .
GULLY GRATINGS Nickel Bronze .
GULLY GRATINGS Stainless Steel .
GULLY TRAPS EN 1253 .
LABORATORY Waste Fittings .
LIFTING STATIONS Commercial Wastewater .
LIFTING STATIONS Domestic Wastewater .
LIFTING STATIONS EN 12050-1 .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) For Ceramic Tiling .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) For Vinyl Flooring .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Internal .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Metal .
MANHOLE COVERS (FRAME INCLUDED) Stainless Steel Recessed
OIL SEPARATORS BS EN 858-1-2 .
OIL SEPARATORS Bypass Separators .
PARAPET DRAINS .See Also BALCONY: Drainage Systems .
PIPE COUPLINGS .
PIPE COUPLINGS Flexible .
PIPE COUPLINGS Repair .
PIPE FITTINGS Vacuum Lines .
PIPE WALL SEALS .
PIPES Chemical Process Lines .
PIPES Chemical Resistant .
PIPES Laboratory Waste .
PIPES Stainless Steel .
PIPES Stainless Steel BS EN 1124 Parts 1 and 2
PIPES Stainless Steel Food and Beverage Applications
PIPES Stainless Steel Marine and Offshore Applications
PIPES Stainless Steel Push-Fit
RAILWAY TRACK Drainage Achilles Link-Up, RISQS (Rail Industry Supplier Qualificatio
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Commercial
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Crates
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Flow Control Devices
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Green Roofs
RAINWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Attenuation Systems Modular Geocells
RAINWATER PIPES Stainless Steel .
ROOF DRAINAGE Blue Roofs Water Retention Drains
ROOF DRAINAGE Systems .
ROOF DRAINS See Also ROOF OUTLETS: Rainwater: .
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater .
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Aluminium
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Aluminium BS 1490:1970
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Balcony
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater BS 1490
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Car Park
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Cast Iron BS EN 877: 1999
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Deck Supports
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Domed
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Flat Roof
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Galvanised
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Gully
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Gunmetal
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Insulated Roof
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Inverted Roof
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Metal
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Refurbishment Renovation
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Screw
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Secure Grating
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Spigot
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Terrace Grates
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Two-Way
ROOF OUTLETS Rainwater Water Retention Drains (Blue Roofs)
ROOF TERRACE Drainage .
ROOFING SYSTEMS Blue Roofs .
SEPARATORS Bypass BS EN 858-1 and 2:2002
SEPARATORS Bypass Class I
SEPARATORS Bypass Class II
SEPARATORS Catering .
SEWAGE Backflow Stops .
SEWAGE Backwater Valves BS EN 13564
SEWAGE PIPES Backflow Valves .
SHOWER CHANNEL Illumination .
SHOWER CONSTRUCTION ELEMENTS Shower Flooring .
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings .
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Barrier Free
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Linear Channel Glass
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Linear Channel Mineral
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Linear Channel Stainless Steel
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Shower Gully Slip Resistant
SHOWER DRAIN Gratings Shower Gully Stainless Steel
SHOWER DRAINS Aluminium .
SHOWER DRAINS Aluminium Colourcoated .
SHOWER DRAINS Barrier Free .
SHOWER DRAINS Concrete Floor Installations .
SHOWER DRAINS Corner Triangular
SHOWER DRAINS Floor Level Showers .
SHOWER DRAINS Level Access .
SHOWER DRAINS Linear Shower Channels .
SHOWER DRAINS Linear Shower Channels BS EN 1253
SHOWER DRAINS Sheet Flooring Applications Flush Fitting
SHOWER DRAINS Stainless Steel .
SHOWER DRAINS Timber Floor Installation Floating Floor
SHOWER DRAINS Wetroom Applications .
SHOWER DRAINS Wheelchair Access .
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Insulated ,
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Insulated EN 14366
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Insulated Sound Absorbing Low Noise
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Couplings .
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Couplings Cast Iron
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Couplings Cast Iron Push-Fit
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Couplings Stainless Steel
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Galvanised Steel DIN 1986 Part 4 Non Flammable
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Galvanised Steel Effluent-Resistant Grade Seal Incorporated
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Galvanised Steel EN 1123
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Manifolds Purpose Made
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Purpose Made .
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Push-Fit .
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Rat Barriers .
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Stainless Steel .
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Stainless Steel Acoustic BS EN 13466
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Stainless Steel BS EN 1124 Parts 1 and 2
SOIL PIPES and FITTINGS Stainless Steel Push-Fit
SWIMMING POOL Surface Drains .
SWIMMING POOL Surrounds .
TERRACE Drainage Systems .
THRESHOLD Drains Level Access
TRAPS Foul Air Stench
TREE GRILLES . .
TREE GUARDS . .
TUNDISH FITTINGS . .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE Rat Barriers .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE Trapped Floor Gullies .
UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE PIPES Stainless Steel .
WALL Kerbing .
WALL Kerbing Stainless Steel
WALL GUARDS Kerbs Stainless Steel Kerbing
WALL GUARDS Stainless Steel .
WASTE PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic EN 14366
WASTE PIPES AND FITTINGS Acoustic Sound Insulated Insulation Low Noise
WASTE PIPES and FITTINGS Laboratory .
WASTE PIPES and FITTINGS Stainless Steel .
WATER FLOW CONTROLS Stormwater Management .
WATER FLOW CONTROLS Vortex Systems .
WETROOM DRAINAGE Concealed Wall Inlet .
WETROOM DRAINAGE Floor Drains .
WETROOM DRAINAGE Floor Drains BS EN 1253
WETROOM DRAINAGE Floor Drains Concealed Wall Inlet
WETROOM DRAINAGE Floor Drains Corner Triangular
WETROOM DRAINAGE Floor Drains Stainless Steel
WETROOM DRAINAGE Level Access .
WETROOM DRAINAGE Linear Channel Systems .
WETROOM DRAINAGE Linear Channel Systems BS EN 1253
WETROOM DRAINAGE Sheet Flooring Applications .
WETROOM DRAINAGE Tiled Flooring Applications .
WETROOM FLOORING Shower Floor Formers / Wet Floor Formers .
ACO EASYFLOW Bathroom Gully Systems
ACO GM-X Galvanised Steel Pipes
ACO HP Rainwater Outlets
ACO JUNIOR Backflow Floor Drains
ACO LIPUSMART Grease Management Systems
ACO MOBILE Grease Separators
ACO MULTIDRAIN MONOBLOCK Drainage Channels
ACO PIPE Stainless Steel Pipes
ACO QUATRIX Anti-Flood Valves
ACO ROOFBLOXX Blueroof Rainwater Attenuation Systems
ACO TOTALFLOW Gully Systems
ACO TRIPLEX Anti-Flood Valves
ACO UNIFACE Recessed Access Covers
ACO UNITOP Access Covers
ACO WASTE JET Catering Organic Waste Management Systems
ACOTEX Infiltration Geotextiles
ACOTEX PLUS Roofing Membrane Protection Fleece
ALUCOVER Recessed Aluminium Access Cover
APLEX Wall Seals
CHAIN Gully Gratings
CURL Gully Gratings
DECKLINE Shallow Invert Surface Drainage Channel
EASY-CLEAN Stainless Steel Floor Drains & Channels
EUROCOVER Access Covers
EUROGULLY Stainless Steel Floor Gully
FLAG Gully Gratings
FOREST Gully Gratings
FREEDECK Surface Drainage Channel
FULBORA Floor Drains
HAWAII Gully Gratings
HEELSAFE Channel Gratings
HYDROJET Grease Separators
HYGIENEFIRST Drainage Systems
INTERCEPT Gully Gratings
LIGHTLINE Shower Channel Illumination
LIGHTPOINT Gully Illumination Kits
LINEA Gully Gratings
LIPUMAX Grease Separators
LIPUMOBIL Grease Separators
MICRO Floor Gully
MINISLOT Internal Drainage Channels
MODULAR 125 Stainless Steel Drainage Channels
PALM Gully Gratings
PIPE Stainless Steel Pipes
PIXEL Gully Gratings
QUADRATO Gully Gratings
QUICKLOCK Grating Lock
SHOWERDRAIN Shower Drains
VIENITE Polymeric Based Recycled Material
VINYL SEAL Internal Drainage Channel Seal
WALK-IN Bathroom Drainage Trays with Wooden Grates
WAVE Gully Gratings
WEIR Gratings

ACO Access – Whatever the application we’ve got it covered

April 2022

ACO is synonymous around the world for quality, innovation and outstanding design. Our wealth of experience, technical knowledge and manufacturing expertise ensures our range of floor access covers delivers choice, function and style to our customers for a wide range of internal and external building applications.

ACO’s floor access cover range provides a high quality finish and easy access to underlying services and ducting.

ACO UniFace™, our range of recessed access covers, and ACO UniTop™, our range of solid covers, are designed for internal and external applications associated with both commercial, private and public sector buildings.

Typical applications include areas used by pedestrians, light vehicle traffic and heavier traffic such as forklifts. Available in a choice of materials including aluminium, hot dipped galvanised steel and stainless steel grade 304 as standard. ACO access covers can also compliment a variety of hard and flexible floor finishes including concrete, epoxy, terrazzo, carpet, vinyl, stone or ceramic tiles.

With a comprehensive range of standard clear opening sizes from 200 to 1200mm, ACO floor access covers can be supplied either as single units or for ducting and multi span applications. Manual lift or gas spring assisted versions are also available to suit the intended method of opening, frequency and ease of operation.

ACO UniFace™ and ACO UniTop™ floor access covers are manufactured using recycled materials and at end of life can be 100% recycled contributing to a sustainable environment and building practices. Our complete range of floor access covers is tested to the Fabricated Access Cover Trade Association (FACTA), specification for fabricated access covers. As a member of FACTA all ACO floor access covers use FACTA classifications for ease of selection and specification.

Our standard aluminium covers are available from stock in 3-5 days. If you require a bespoke cover please call us on 01462 810421 to discuss the project details. For more information www.aco.co.uk/accesscovers

ACO Bringing processing costs down with hygienic design

March 2022

The risk of contamination is always high in food producing environments and bacteria and pathogens can be present even if a surface looks clean. Salmonella, listeria, and E.Coli are able to breed quickly given the right conditions. Of course, cleaning methods will also differ from factory to factory, depending on what is being produced – ranging from automated cleaning-in-place (CIP) regimes through to manual processes consisting of foam spray and rinsing.

While automated CIP takes human error out of the equation, it does not always guarantee that surfaces are 100% clean. Food can still get trapped in crevices, in sharp corners and recesses. For the unwitting operator, an over-reliance on automated cleaning can even be a pitfall, where soiling and residue is missed and harbours in these areas over long periods of time. Manual cleaning has its own share of pros and cons. While responsibility goes back to the operator, who is able to guarantee that cleaning processes are carried out, it does reintroduce the human-error factor into the equation. Residue can easily be missed in recessed areas, and bacteria is invisible to the naked eye. This all points to the necessity of hygienic design in food processing facilities, to lower the risks of food debris getting lodged between production cycles.


A cleanability comparison
Here is where the Hygiene First range of drainage systems from ACO Building Drainage can make a difference. Designed with hygienic principles in mind, the range fulfils stringent hygienic requirements to minimise harmful bacteria and pathogen contamination of food arising from drainage elements. It does this by implementing BS EN 1672, BS EN ISO 14159 and EHEDG Document 8 requirements into its drainage element design.

To highlight how this makes a difference to cleanability, ACO engaged FraunhoferGesellschaft, Europe’s largest application oriented research organisation, to conduct a cleanability test. It compared how a non-hygienically designed dairy drainage pan compared with one which follows hygienic princples. Fraunhofer simulated a foaming and spray cleaning procedure under conditions that are commonly seen in the food processing industry. The tests showed that ACO’s hygienic channels can be cleaned much more efficiently, without additional mechanical cleaning steps. The cleaning of the non-hygienic channel required more effort, time and water, and it was not possible to completely clean within the tested cleaning procedure time. Monitoring the spray and rinsing process through optical equipment, ACO’s solution cleaned ten times faster than the nonhygienic trays with no residual residues, therefore minimising contamination risks and optimising cleaning costs.

Cleanability – which naturally leads to better hygiene – is clearly a vital consideration for food processing businesses. The indirect benefits of simply incorporating better hygienically designed products includes reduced cleaning cycle times and more efficient cleaning processes. Typically, food manufacturing factories will simply opt for stainless steel equipment, by way of addressing the hygiene issue. However, specification can go one step further – for example, ACO drainage systems are easy to maintain, due not just to the way they are designed but the material and treatment of the surface. Different grades of steel can lead to better performance and durability, not to mention surface treatments to enhance quality. Finishes like pickle passivation (acid treatment) or electropolishing (electrochemical processing) can remove iron particulates and metal impurities from the equipment. All of this means less potential to trap contaminants, leading to better health and safety, as well as reduced cleaning cycle times. This comes full circle back to hygienic requirements that prevent downtime or shutdown, and minimise costs of maintenance and operation. By incorporating hygienic design principles reserved for food contact surfaces as recommended by EHEDG.

It goes without saying that cleanliness is paramount in food production. Maintaining sanitary environments needs not just good cleaning practices, but also innovative design and expertise.

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