Our GRP catch pit drainage covers are Network Rail approved (acceptance No: PA05/03812). They make the ideal alternative to existing steel covers. This is because they are manufactured from tough but lightweight fibreglass, which is quick to install and easy to handle.
Our solution is perfect for new projects. They also make a great choice if you are replacing end of life or missing steel catch pit drainage covers. Not only are our GRP covers easy to handle, they are also maintenance free. Plus, with nil scrap value, they will not appeal to potential thieves.
Rapid and easy installation
Nil scrap value so our catch pit covers will not be targeted by thieves
Maintenance free 20+ years design life
Quick and simple installation
Open cell fixing point allows for simplified tool access to reduce labour costs
Our railway catch pit covers have no scrap value so they will not appeal to thieves
High load bearing capacity (uniform load with 1% deflection):
830kg for 25mm
2655kg for 38mm
25mm GRP Drainage Catch Pit Cover including all brackets and fixings.
38mm GRP Drainage Catch Pit Cover including all brackets and fixings.
To Network Rail Specification
Please note that for larger order quantities a manufacturing lead time applies (typically 12 weeks from order).
Tough but Lightweight Railway Catch Pit Covers
Our GRP catch pit covers are manufactured in one standard size with a choice of regular or heavy-duty thickness options. Each cover can be supplied with fixing brackets (also in GRP) for installation. They are a fraction of the weight of the steel version, so handling the grates into position is much easier and safer for those working on the railway line.
The GRP we use is UV light stabilised to maintain the highlighted blue colour throughout its life. What’s more, GRP products do not rust or rot, so your catch pit lid will not require any maintenance.
UK stocks and spare parts are available for quick and easy replacements.
Our GRP catch pit covers are Network Rail Approved for use:
Certificate of Acceptance No: PA05/03812
The use of GRP in railway systems
The use of composite materials for infrastructure renewals and improvements on the UK’s railway system has gathered pace in recent years. GRP systems often have clear advantages over the use of alternative materials like steel, concrete and timber. Benefits of installing GRP components such as our catch pit covers include:
We would like to reassure all customers and enquirers that we remain open for business, while carefully following Government guidelines issued here:
The majority of our administration staff are working remotely and we have rostered production staff to make numbers available to meet demand.
We are able to provide the full range of our standard products from stock to serve any ongoing requirements you may have and will be pleased to receive any invitations to quote for future projects.
At the present time, in accordance with social distancing regulations we will not be conducting face to face meetings with business partners until further notice. However it may be possible to arrange video link meetings if required, please contact us for further information.
Collections of orders from our workshops are possible, by prior arrangement only please and visitors are reminded to observe the standard 2m distancing rules, for the safety of all.
Our transport partners are all providing us with a normal service.
We will update this statement if required and following any further guidance issued by the UK Government.