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 carries 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 car parks 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 were 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 specialize 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 recognize 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 technology, provide strength and aesthetic beauty in any shape, texture or color.
Furthermore, Jonite products and designs are fully customizable, 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 image 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 recognize the transformational potential of space. With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and color, 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 industries 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 recognizes 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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With our 20 years of practical experience as a manufacturer and supplier of architectural and decorative stone gratings, Jonite recognizes the transformation possibility of space and how it can possibly be created or decorated. Our experts possess an eye for detail and equipped with our exquisite workmanship and the unlimited potential Jonite offers in textures and colors , our world class concepts and craftsmanship complement the vision and ideas of international architects and designers.
As early as 1994, Jonite originated and developed the world's 1st reinforced decorative stone grating.
Marrying the natural aesthetic appeal of stone with compromising load bearing strength, this marriage of high material quality and aesthetics continues to prevail over and continued to be unchallenged in the architectural grating business. Led by a group of passionate and dedicated designers and engineers, our masterpiece is inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone while at the same time meeting the requirements 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. With Jonite, architects and designers can now feature unlimited design features into landscape design with our drainage gratings. Channel drain cover is used commonly in the United Kingdom and in the United States, channel drain grating is commonly known or referred to as "trench grilles", "trench drainage grate", "trench drain cover", "trench grate", "trench grating" and "trench cover"
Creative Grates (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 types - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A vast range of designs for architects to select from. Custom design solutions available.
Floor Traps (Floor Grates)
The world's first stone homogenous floor drain cover was developed by Jonite. We strive to design floor drain covers that match any type of floorings. Large range of colours readily available for every floor types.
Swimming Pool Grates
A lot more than just a facility, swimming pools are a part of any beautiful landscape, Jonite designs and completes your ideal swimming pool with our natural looking swimming pool grates. Low water absorption and superb slip resistance.
Outdoor Street Furniture
Created and designed for nature parks and open spaces. we make every effort to offer a new idea of street furniture by challenging the perception of traditional massive and heavy stone furniture. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, ergonomic and versatile in design.
Sump Grates/ Storm Drain Covers
Our Jonite Sump Covers provide functionality, style, and security 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 lavatories are seen, our variety of toilet gratings (shower/ bathroom grates) come along with natural stone textures and contemporary designs. Toilet landscape design revolutionized by our ideas.
With our wide variety of tree gratings that are readily available in a large collection of sizes, designs, and shapes, our tree grates integrate readily into any metropolitan landscape. With Jonite tree grates, you can readily emboss a corporate insignia or municipal logo right onto the tree grates in your setting, giving an exclusive image to the location.
USA Decorative Grates
All our Jonite USA decorative grates (trench gratings) have adjoining patterns crafted to perfectly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also created to conform with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards.
Our unique material combined with our originality makes it possible for enable us maximum design flexibility to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles horizontally or vertically.
Jonite Gratings Design Customisation
We can customise and create any grating products to your landscaping needs. The flexibility of customization in our special material allows our products to be used in any environment, indoor and outdoors. Find out more about our custom design services.
Creative Gratings (Drain Covers)
Our Creative grates come in 4 types - Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. A wide selection of designs for architects to choose from. We aim to design floor drain covers that fit into any type of floorings. Made and designed for nature parks and open spaces. Our Banco series of street furniture is contemporary, versatile and ergonomic in design.