Surespan manufactured and supplied this SAC Aluminium, single leaf, flush floor access cover to fit structural opening 1000 x 1000mm. The access cover comes complete with gas spring assisted, Aluminium chequer plate lid which locks in the open position with a safety hold open stay to prevent against accidental closure.
Surespan were approached to manufacture a bespoke roof access solution for a block of luxury offices and apartments in Putney Bridge Road, London. The boxed glazed sliding rooflights with a glazed vertical upstand were designed to fit a structural opening of 1000 x 3075. The sliding lid was operated electrically via concealed 24v DC actuators and a push button switch.
Surespan manufactured and supplied a double glazed access hatch for use on a private residential apartment in downtown San Francisco. The 915 (36”) x 4115 (162”) hatch was electrically operated for easy operation and allowed easy access to the roof deck for Al Fresco dining in the Californian sun.
Supplied to a Biomass fuel plant in Coatbridge, Scotland. This 3500 (137″) x 4000 (157″) biomass sliding cover features fixed external rails and electric operation. A further two sliding covers were supplied sized 2500 x 4000 and 1500 x 4000mm
Surespan supplied a number of circular dome rooflights with triple layers to The Key, situated in the new Science Central development at Newcastle University. These large 1500 (49”) and 2000 (79”) diameter polycarbonate domes feature triple layers providing a U-value of 1.8 W/m²K.
Surespan has manufactured and supplied a large access hatch in the engine house of Heathrow Airport’s new terminal five.
The three leaf hatch – which measures 6 x 3 metres – can take up to 5kN/m² loading. It has an electric actuator opening which can be activated remotely and is fire rated for up to two hours.
Surespan recently travelled to Lithuania to manufacture and supply a floor hatch to enable Finnish energy company Fortum to access their biomass pit at their new energy plant. The 5000 x 5000 mm hydraulically operated, double leaf hatch was designed to be easily operated by an electrically driven pump power pack.
Ast+Dagdelen Architects approached Surespan to manufacture a glazed walk on basement skylight for use at ground level to bring light and a means of delivery access for materials and goods to their model workshop which is situated beneath their architectural practice.
Surespan has manufactured and supplied a series of fire escape hatches at Portugal’s new €950 million underground Metro in Porto. The huge double leaf hatches automatically open if the fire alarm system is activated to allow passengers safe exit to ground level.
Surespan has manufactured and supplied several access hatches as part of an ongoing refit of central London’s busiest public
toilets in Piccadilly Circus. The hatches are to replace cast iron covers which could only be opened by special machinery and meant that the toilets had to
be closed for long periods.