Surespan has manufactured and supplied several access hatches as part of an ongoing refit of central London’s busiest public
toilets in Piccadilly Circus.
Utility access hatch
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. Engineers can now easily open the hatches to quickly carry out work without damaging the surrounding area.
All Surespan hatches incorporate a holdopen stay mechanism to prevent against accidental closure.
A spokesperson from Westminster City Council commented:
The new hatches mean that our engineers can quickly gain access to the drainage pipes to ensure they are maintained in good working order.
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.
Jakdor Wall Access Panels
Jakdor Wall access panels (CAD) are designed to fit into any type of wall system, allowing easy access into the void behind.
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 wall access panels, please contact us to discuss your requirements – 01922 711185.
Walk On Glass Floor Hatch
Surespan PaveVent Walk On Glass Floor Hatch, glazed pavement lights and walk on rooflights are designed with a pan type lid and structural bond system which provides a slim sightline as standard.
Standard system performance will cope with light maintenance loads right up to heavy pedestrian.
Surespan Walk On Glass Floor Hatch, glazed pavement lights and non-opening PaveVents are manufactured from 304 grade stainless steel. With walk-on-glass. TripleLite 34mm thick glass to suit pedestrian loading only, 1.4 kN concentrated and 1.5 kN m2 UDL and a U value of 5.4 w/m2k. The frame is ventilated to suit your free air requirements using stainless micro mesh filters.