Trench Grates / Trench Grilles
Jonite Stone (reinforced) Trench Drain Grates have redefined the role of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, trench drainage gratings have moved beyond being merely functional into the realm of design elements.
One of the most fundamental needs of any modern city is the drainage system. The drainage system protects the modern city from flood damage by draining excess water away.
How the modern day drainage system works is that during rain, some water naturally seeps into the ground while the rest makes its way through the city’s drainage system via its network of drains, into rivers and ultimately to the bays or seas through storm water beach oulets.
Trench Drain Covers (Trench Grilles) - An Alternative to Metal Trench Grates
A trench drain grate is typically defined as a removable plate that acts as a lid covering the opening of a drain. They prevent people or objects from falling in and help to keep unauthorized personnel away. Trench drain covers are usually made from cast iron, concrete or a combination of both. This makes them durable and heavy with a mass of up to 50 kilograms or more. Trench drain covers are deliberately built to weigh this much so that they do not shift out of position when people or vehicles pass over them. Despite their weight and cumbersome nature, trench grate covers are highly susceptible to scrap metal theft. This is especially prevalent during the rise of metal prices. There is, however, a perfect solution to this phenomenon – stone trench grates.
Drain Gratings Made of Stone?
Jonite provides an alternative to your conventional steel and cast iron grates and castings. We have earned a reputation for building our trench drain covers entirely out of stone. Unlike your utilitarian drainage gates, Jonite hardscape products do not contain scrap value due to their stone material yet our products do not lack in any area when compared to your run the mill trench drain covers despite being made out of non-metal properties. For one, they boast high mechanical properties such as high flexural, compressive and impact strength, making them well suited for holding heavy weight load.
More than just a durable product, our use of stone grates in constructing trench drain covers also breathes life into a dull landscape. The rustic appeal of natural stone provides an element of nature to an otherwise lifeless image of a stretch of the road whose dullness is only exacerbated by the appearance of the soulless looking cast iron and concrete grates situated by its side. Our trench grates can be crafted to suit a myriad of themes and designs that give off a sense of liveliness that uplifts its surroundings. Likewise, our products provide an added level of comfort to living spaces through our uniquely crafted stone grates that adorn your homes.
Interpreting “Form Follows Function”
The term “form follows function” was popularised in the 20th century by modernist architects and industrial designers. Originally coined in 1896 by American architect, Louis Sullivan, the principle states that the shape of a building or object should primarily be linked to its intended function or purpose. That is to say that the form, shape, material, colors, textures and other design aspects should have a specific function that will address a problem. Modern architects after the 1930s have taken the maxim to indicate that one should only design with a purpose and not be influenced by stylistic concerns. Sullivan himself, ironically, did not think or design along those lines. On the contrary, he was known to sparse pepper buildings with lush art nouveau and Celtic revival decorations.
Sullivan’s idea of “form follows function” can be interpreted to mean that the core form of every design is to create an aesthetically pleasing environment for people to inhabit without compromising on function.
Pursuing both Form and Function
We believe in pursuing both form and function; we pioneered the world’s first decorative stone grating where the function of steel grates is retained while achieving the form of natural stone. Our grates are made from 95% natural aggregates, and the advanced hybrid polymers within the stone grates give them a luxurious and natural touch. We believe that creativity is vital and with Jonite’s custom-made designs, the possibilities are endless. This applies to our full range of stone grate products, which can come in a variety of standard colors in addition to specially calibrated colors of any hue or shade you desire.
Without negating the importance of function, our trench grates are made from anti-rust and corrosion-resistant properties to ensure its longevity in both an indoor and outdoor setting. The rough and natural matte surface of Jonite stone grates equips it with an anti-slip ability. This makes it an unrivaled safety feature found in places frequented by young children and the elderly such as schools and hospitals respectively. Our stone-reinforced grates also comply with international load standards, a testament to the functionality of Jonite’s grate covers.
By integrating the natural beauty of stone with an uncompromising load-bearing strength, Jonite’s trench grates have gone against the widely propagated theory of “form follows function” that every design should only be driven by a purpose. Instead, we embrace Sullivan’s version of his famous maxim by combining aesthetics with performance.
Details Matter At Jonite
At Jonite, we are zealous with making the perfect grating that encompasses both function and form. We make your vision a reality by offering infinite colors and design possibilities.
Jonite has over two decades of being a manufacturer of architectural and decorative stone grating. Our team of passionate personnel works closely alongside with architects and designers and seek to empower their vision by offering infinite colors and design possibilities. Our reinforced decorative stone grates have gone through many years of effort, extensive research, and development. It incorporates the beauty of natural stone without compromising its load-bearing strength.
More Than A Grating Manufacturer
More than a grating manufacturer, Jonite is your partner in creating living spaces. Together with you, Jonite develops the best stone gratings that are ideal for the designs you have in mind. Our two decades of experience in manufacturing decorative stone grates allow us to develop and implement reliable, cost-effective solutions.
Our team is made up of dedicated designers and passionate engineers who understand the different needs of architects. We yearn to work alongside with you to make your vision come alive. Our team can supply feasible solutions to achieve and maximize your output such as cost-effectiveness, functionality, practicality, and aesthetics of the drain covers for your projects.
Most government and private developers are into the idea of creating eco-friendly and sustainable communities. Jonite USA products fulfilled the criteria of MR Credit 4: Recycled Content under LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The LEED® Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of a high-performance green building in the U.S.A.
Also, Jonite USA preserves the environment by incorporating 30% recycled content into their products. The use of Jonite does not contribute to increasing carbon emission, as compared to cast iron and steel works.
Our basin grates are compatible with the designs of catch basins in the USA. The pain of an architect is the limitations of colors and designs. Our tailor-made gratings allow you to match your trench drains with matching grates design as well.
With Jonite, you can surely engrave any company’s logo or trademark right onto the grate in your landscape environment, giving an exclusive identity to the locale. Drain covers help to enhance the landscape. It allows you as an architect to make a bold and artistic statement as well.
At Jonite, our stone reinforced channel grates (trench grates) have redefined the role of gratings (drain covers) in the architecture industry. With Jonite channel gratings (trench gratings), drain covers are more than functional products - we incorporated world class design into our Jonite range of channel gratings.
Jonite channel grating (trench grating) absorbs much less heat than traditional ferrous gratings, making it a more comfortable material to have around the house and in children's playgrounds. In addition, it has dielectric properties equivalent to porcelain, making it an excellent electric insulator as well. Jonite Stone (reinforced) Channel Grates are engineered to sustain load performances from pedestrian to vehicular according to the standard as specified, and are compliant with International standards such as BS EN 124:1994 & BS EN 1433:2008.
The unique material properties of Jonite driveway drain channel driveway drain grates products which prevent rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.
As a brand that goes beyond chasing profits relentlessly, not everything can be measured in dollars and cents. Jonite believes everyone should do their part for the environment. Going after green and sustainable development is part of our corporate DNA. Through the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification programme, the U.S. Green Building Council is transforming the built environment. As a member of the USGBC and with the usage of recycled content, Jonite products contribute toward satisfying MR Credit 4: Recycled Content under LEED®. The LEED® Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green building in the U.S.A.
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.
With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and colour, our engaging designs in gratings complement the vision of international architects and designers.
Why Choose Jonite Stone (reinforced) Trench Drainage Grates (Trench Grates)?
Our trench driveway drain grates are created from 95% natural aggregates and advanced hybrid polymers, Jonite architectural grates provide a finish which is both luxurious and natural to the touch.
The unique material properties of Jonite trench driveway drain grating products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Rough and natural matte surface enables tremendous slip resistance which are tested by international classifications. This provides a much-needed and unparalleled safety feature for schools and hospitals.
As designers and innovators, the last thing we want to do is stifle creativity. We believe that if you can envision it, we can create it, and with Jonite’s custom-made designs adding new dimensions to your vision, the possibilities are endless.
High Mechanical Properties
Jonite stone trench grilles products have high mechanical properties such as high flexural strength, compressive strength, impact strength, low water absorption & low heat absorption. These impressive stats add to the overall quality and longevity of its products.
Jonite is available in a wide range of standard colors. More specialised colors are possible with unlimited color customization which allows Jonite to be calibrated to almost any hue or shade desired.
Reinforced with specially treated steel frames, the strength of Jonite grates are world acclaimed. Having coined the word 'stone(reinforced)' for the last two decades, Jonite gratings are compliant to international load standards.
Conventional steel and cast iron grates and castings are highly susceptible to theft due to rising scrap value worldwide. Jonite hardscape products however, do not pose any value for scrap due to their stone material integrity.