Thickness Guide

To maintain high safety standards, the information below will provide you with an overview of the requirements needed to ensure the correct thickness of the material is suitable for drain cover purposes. For example, used on a driveway or public use.  If the cover is on a driveway or footpath the allowance must be made for the drain cover to bare the weight.

Up to a size of approximately 400mm square, we suggest a 5mm thick plate for pedestrian use and a 10mm plate for vehicles, (this is for small to medium size vehicles only).  If it takes more weight than this, please get in touch, and we will be happy to advise you.

For any cover over 500mm square, please contact us to discuss the traffic that the cover will take.

All responsibility for use must lie with the purchaser as we have no idea as to the strength of the surrounding area.