Surespan has been chosen to design and manufacture all the access hatches for the new £22 million British Antarctic Survey research station, Halley VI, in Antarctica, where scientists will be based to carry out research on the ozone layer.
Halley Research Station, Antarctica
The 28 single and double leaf hatches and 9 wall access panels, which are all fire rated, have been designed to provide scientists easy access throughout the station and as an emergency exit. Having been selected because of their engineering expertise and unique skills, Surespan is proud to be involved in such an exciting project.
HIAC Recessed Floor Hatch
Surespan’s balanced action internal and external Recessed Floor Hatch are designed to cover a wide range of applications and finishes, from patterned tread plate to carpet or vinyl tiles, through to recess for timber, ceramics, concrete or walk-on glass.
Featuring gas spring assisted operation, these access covers allow fingertip opening of the lid.
HIAC Recessed Floor Hatch can be provided with a water catchment channel and drain point, making them suitable for use in wet areas, such as swimming pool walkways etc.
Jakdor Ceiling Access Panels
Jakdor Ceiling Access Panels (CAD) are designed to fit into any type of ceiling system, allowing easy access into the void above.The frame surround provided enables the panel to be inserted directly into a clear structural opening and screw-fixed into position through the side of the panel frame.
For bespoke size ceiling access panel, please contact us to discuss your requirements – 01922 711185.
SAC Floor Access Covers
Surespan SAC Floor Access Covers and flush access covers have been designed for a wide range of applications and industries, including water treatment, loading bays, plant access and emergency exits.They are manufactured in magnesium alloy with marine alloy frames, stainless steel or galvanised steel. Surespan access covers offer the ultimate in design, with a gas spring assisted aluminium tread plate lid that locks in the open position with a safety hold-open stay to prevent against accidental closure.
Available from pedestrian rating to Factor Class E loading in all shapes and sizes, with a variety of finishes including polyester powder coating.
ZIP Retractable Wall Mounted Ladder
ZIP retractable Wall Mounted Ladder can be manufactured for vertical wall access and is made to order for such a situation.
As standard, the ZIP 8 ladder is provided ready mounted to a timber trap door and casing.