Depending on where you are from, different countries have different terms for "storm drains or Gully Covers".
A storm drain is essentially an outlet that carry runoffs (rain) from urban areas. To put it simply, it helps to think along the lines of a sewage system that works beneath our cities.
In the US, this is commonly known as "storm drain" or "storm sewer".
In the UK, this is commonly known as "surface water drain" or "surface water sewer".
In Australia and New Zealand, it is commonly known as "stormwater drain".
In Asia, it could mean a large open canal that drains rain water away from urban areas.
And there you have it, the next time you hear someone mentioning "storm drain", "storm sewer", "surface water drain","surface water sewer" and "stormwater drain", you now know they refer to the same thing.
Functions of storm drain include draining excess water (rain or storm water) and ground water from pavement, streets and carparks into rivers and streams to avoid flooding.
Although storm drains do an amazing job of draining excess water from the urban areas, the inlets are openings where left uncovered can pose a hazard to pedestrians. Left uncovered, rubbish will enter the storm drains and cause choking which can eventually lead to flooding.
In order to ensure storm drains serve their purposes while minimizing the dangers posed to pedestrians and to prevent choking of the drains, drain covers (gratings) are used to cover the inlets (openings) of the storm drains to achieve the two purposes.
Over at Jonite, we specialise in stone(reinforced) storm drain covers/gully covers that are able to cover your storm drains while preserving the aesthetic aspects of the architecture around the drain covers.
About Jonite - Specialist In Stone Reinforced Grating
Jonite is your partner in hardscape design. Like you, we recognise the transformational potential of a space.With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and colour,our engaging designs complement your vision or inspire a completely new direction.
At Jonite, we understand that nothing compares to the feeling you get when you bring your vision to life, and Jonite is here to partner you in making that happen. In creating your architectural masterpiece, Jonite delivers aesthetically pleasing, durable and sustainable solutions.
Incorporating the beauty of stone into your design no longer involves compromising on quality, durability or vision. Jonite stone-reinforced solutions, with their proprietary innovative technlogy, provide strength and aesthetic beauty in any shape, texture or colour.
Furthermore, Jonite products and designs are fully customisable, so you can bring a fresh vision to landscapes, interiors and driveways, transforming ordinary surroundings into a unique expression that celebrates your creativity and display your passion. Choose Jonite stone-reinforced solutions to enhance your architectural imagingings with the unparalleled beauty of stone.
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The Jonite Story
The majesty of natural stone is perhaps best expressed by the magnificence of the stone castles of England. Inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone, we wondered if the material could be used to make functional and beautiful grates.
Yet, the sheer cost of using thick slabs of natural stone proved to be commercially unviable. Natural stone, although having aesthetic appeal, was too weak and unreliable to satisfy safety standards and requirements. A new solution had to be found.
In 1994, Jonite pioneered the world’s first reinforced decorative stone grating. Incorporating the beauty of stone with uncompromising load bearing strength, the marriage of aesthetics and performance remained unchallenged in the industry.
Inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone, Jonite was developed through years of extensive research and development, leading edge technology and driven by a team of dedicated and passionate personnel.
With over 20 years of being a manufacturer of architectural and decorative stone grates, Jonite is your partner in hardscape design. At Jonite, we recognise the transformational potential of space. With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and colour, our engaging designs complement the vision of international architects and designers.
Today we are proud to offer you the durability, sustainability and sheer beauty of natural stone with Jonite. Jonite aims to protect the environment by incorporating at least 30% recycled content in our products. The use of Jonite in place of steel and cast iron will contribute to the lowering of carbon emissions from the steel and iron work i ndustries worldwide.
Jonite is your partner in green and sustainable design. Green Label certified, Jonite meets the Singapore Environment Council's requirements for 30% or more recycled content. In the drive towards sustainable construction, the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore Green Mark scheme recognises the use of Green Label certified products and awards merit points for their usage.
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Jonite Decorative Grates
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