What Qualities Should Your Driveway Grates Have?
When preparing to install grates in your driveway, you have to analyze the functions that the grates will serve. Your architect or building contractor must check and must be able to identify the necessary elements required for a fully functional grate drainage system. One of the most important element to look out for is the loading strength of the grates — these should be able to hold the weight of even the heaviest type of vehicles (such as fire trucks) passing over it.
In order to ensure that the driveway grates that you will be using are strong enough to support the load that passes over it, make sure that these heavy duty grate systems are compliant with international standard specifications for building materials. One such specification is BS EN 124:1994, which is an internationally acknowledged specification for gully tops and manhole covers for areas where there is pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
The Other Functions Of Driveway Grates
Aside from being a part of a drainage system, heavy duty driveway grates also has other important functions. Thus, these grates should meet the considerations regarding safety, durability, aesthetics, and sustainability.
Some homebuilders take for granted that only cars will pass over driveway grates. However, this is not often the case, considering that the occupants of the house may also own a bicycle, have little kids, own pets, or have a family member who is on a wheelchair.
As a safety precaution, international standards require that the openings of grates used in areas where there is pedestrian or human traffic should be less than 13 mm wide. This specification prevents any accidents happening to occupants of a building, considering the potential danger posed by wide-gapped grates to bicycles, tiny feet, and wheelchairs.
Further Considerations In Choosing Driveway Grates
Jonite provides a wide array of options for your driveway grates. All of Jonite’s grates intended for use in driveways are compliant with BS EN 124:1994. This means that if clients specify it, our heavy duty grates can be manufactured to be able to accommodate more than 40 tonnes of vehicular weight (approximately the weight of a loaded fire truck).
Furthermore, in the interest of safety, the openings of Jonite grates are 9 mm wide, thus eliminating the possibility of a wheel or a foot getting wedged between the grates’ gaps.
Driveway Grates Have A Potential For Being Aesthetically Pleasing
If you are also concerned about the attractiveness of the gratings in your driveway, you may have probably noticed that steel grating in somber tones of gray would simply not do. For aesthetically pleasing grates, you can go for Jonite grates. Our selection of grates is available in a variety of customizable colors and designs.
In line with this, Jonite driveway grates are manufactured through an ecologically friendly process. The resources used for creating reinforced-stone gratings are highly renewable, thus minimizing the depletion of non-renewable natural resources. Contact us today for more information about Jonite grate systems and discover how these can breathe new life into your driveways.
With our Twenty Years of expertise as a manufacturer and supplier of decorative and architectural stone gratings, Jonite discovers the transformation possibility of space and the way it can be created or decorated. We have an eye for detail and equipped with our exquiste craftsmanship and the unlimited potential Jonite offers in textures and colours , our world class designs and craftmanship complement the goal and ideas of international architects and designers.
As early as 1994, Jonite syntheticed and made the world's very first reinforced aesthetic stone grating.
Incorporating the natural appeal of stone with compromising load bearing strength, this marriage of high material performance and aesthetics never ceases to dominate and continued to be unchallenged in the architectural grating business. Led by a crew of dedicated and passionate designers and engineers , our work of art is inspired by the rustic charm of natural stone while at the same time meeting the needs of high construction standards.
Jonite's Collection of Grating Products
Channel/ Trench Drain Grates
Our channel drain grates (trench drain grates) have redefined the notion of gratings in the architectural industry. Through Jonite, designers and architects can easily now incorporate limitless design elements into landscape concept with our drainage gratings.
Creative Grates (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 categories - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A selection of concepts for architects to select from. Custom design solutions available.
Floor Traps (Floor Grates)
The world's 1st stone homogenous floor drain cover was created by Jonite. We wish to develop floor drain covers that fits in into any form of floorings. Large range of colours available for all floor types.
Swimming Pool Grates
Much more than just a feature, swimming pools are a part of any stunning landscape, Jonite creates and completes your ideal swimming pool with our natural looking swimming pool grates. Low water absorption and exceptional slip resistance.
Outdoor Street Furniture
Produced and designed for nature parks and open spaces. we aim to offer a new concept of street furniture by challenging the belief of conventional large and heavy stone furniture. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, versatile and ergonomic in design.
Sump Grates/ Storm Drain Covers
Our Jonite Sump Covers provide security, style and functionality and are crafted to be utilized on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage. Our Sump covers come in a Wide range of standard sizes.
Toilet Grates (shower/ bathroom floor drain gratings).
Redefining how public restrooms are viewed, our series of toilet gratings (shower/ bathroom grates) come with natural stone textures and contemporary concepts. Toilet landscape design revolutionised by our ideas.
With our large range of tree gratings which are readily available in a large selection of sizes, shapes and designs, our tree grates incorporate readily into any metropolitan landscape. With Jonite tree grates, you can easily emboss a corporate insignia or municipal emblem right onto the tree grates in your setting, providing an one-of-a-kind identity to the area.
USA Decorative Grates
All of our Jonite USA decorative trench gratings have adjoining patterns developed to seamlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also created to conform with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards.
Our one-of-a-kind material coupled with our innovation allows enable us maximum design flexibility to develop beautiful architectural ventilation grilles horizontally or vertically.
Jonite Gratings Design Customisation
We can customise and design any grating products to your landscaping needs. The flexibility of customisation in our unique material makes it possible for our products to be used in any environment, indoor and outdoors.
Creative Gratings (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 categories - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A wide collection of designs for architects to select from. We strive to design floor drain covers that fits into any kind of floorings. Made and designed for nature parks and open spaces. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, versatile and ergonomic in design.