Category Archives: Manhole Covers

Wrekin Products appoints new Technical Director

Simon Gibson - Technical Director at Wrekin Products

Wrekin Products’ new director is to use his strong research and development background to lead the technical arm of the business. Loughborough University Industrial Design graduate Simon Gibson joins Wrekin Products as Technical Director with more than 10 years’ experience

Preventative Maintenance cuts road repair costs as published in Highways Magazine

Completed repair with Unite manhole cover

As Britain’s roads came under attack from some of the worst weather conditions for over century, Simon Turner, sales director at Wrekin Products, talks to Highways Magazine about how preventative maintenance is a vital defence against street ironwork deterioration and

Wrekin Products and Bradfords Building Supplies tackle the gully grate theft

Jon Worrall Bradfords Dorchester

The builders’ merchant only policy from Wrekin Products, intelligent products for civil engineering, worked for Bradfords Building Supplies to help Dorset County Council resolve its growing problem of gully grate theft. Jon Worrall, Business Manager at Bradfords Dorchester says: “We

Wrekin Products MultiGrate tackles the gully grate theft epidemic

Wrekin Products MultiGrate tackles gully grate theft

Stolen and broken gully grates cause holes in the road. This is a serious problem for bodies responsible for roads and highways, made worse by the increasing theft of street ironwork. Wrekin Products was approached by several Councils to develop

The permanent solution to gully grate theft

D400 Anti-Theft-Gully-Grate

New and replacement gully grates can now be fitted as anti-theft without compromising long term performance. The new Wrekin Products D400 Anti-Theft Hinged Gully Grate provides an effective solution to the problem of gully grate theft whilst complying with BS

Why the BS EN 124 Standard for Manhole Covers is costing the UK £40 million a year

Best in Class

Wrekin Products’ Sales Director, Simon Turner was not surprised that research by the Water Research Centre (WRc) found many manhole covers that comply with BS EN124, the European standard for manhole covers, are failing prematurely, costing the industry millions of

How many men does it take to change a manhole cover?


Have you ever heard the one about labourers and manhole covers? It involves a lot of high vis jackets and a cost that’s millions of pounds higher than it should be. A recent study by the Water Research Centre (WRc)