We at Gordons carry a large range of Manhole covers and frames from the traditional galvanised steel range to ductile iron.
Steel access covers can be broken down into 3 main categories, solid tops, recessed tray for screed and recessed for block paviors. Each type of product is subject to 12 standard sizes with 3 different loadings.
The FACTA (fabricated access covers trade association) recommended loadings for steel access covers are as follows:
Areas with vehicular traffic up to 5 tonnes gross laden vehicle weight 1.5 tonnes slow moving wheel load
Areas with vehicular traffic up to – 10 tonnes gross ladenvehicle weight
2.5 tonnes slow moving wheel load
Areas with vehicular traffic up to – 44 tonnes gross laden vehicle weight 5 tonnes slow moving wheel load
Areas with abnormal loads up to – 11.5 tonnes slow moving wheel load Also suitable for forklift traffic areas up to 5 tonnes wheel load.
Also available upon request are Ductile Iron gully gratings and frames and heavy duty manhole covers and frames.