For demanding public sector environments experiencing high levels of pedestrian footfall, the correct specification of permanent floor access is essential to providing secure and maintenance-free access to underground services, whilst ensuring the highest levels of safety.
In settings such as healthcare and education applications, hygiene is also an important consideration and should be addressed at the initial specification stage to ensure a successful and long-term installation.
Providing a cost-effective and high performance solution that meets each of these requirements, the Howe Green Visedge® Series is suitable for use with all types of flexible floor finishes.
The Visedge® Series is ideal for installation with vinyl, linoleum, rubber and carpet floor finishes and can withstand the weight of indoor pedestrian traffic, as well as wheeled trolleys and sack trucks.
Constructed of a durable yet lightweight aluminium, the range is resistant to corrosion; a key requirement for sectors such as healthcare where a high level of cleaning and regular sanitation is required.
The double edge seal ensures that dirt and water ingress is successfully prevented, achieving the highest standards of safety and hygiene, without impacting the implementation of cleaning routines.
The frame section is bonded and welded to the cut edge of the sheet frame flooring to form an impermeable, flat and permanent joint that bonds and welds the sheet flooring, rather than using an adhesive. The addition of a crimpled corner construction allows the cover and frame to lie completely flat, eliminating any potential trip hazards.
Ease of installation and maintenance
The lightweight design of the Visedge® Series enables a quick and easy installation, which delivers an accurate and unobtrusive finish that doesn’t require ongoing maintenance.
The process of gaining access to underground services is achieved through the simple use of lifting keys, which safely and securely raises the access cover to minimise any on-site disruption, whilst also ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety guidance.
Versatile and adaptable, the Visedge® Series can be manufactured to bespoke configurations, including sizes up to 1000 x 1200mm with a weight of approximately 55kg/m2.
With single and multipart configurations available, Howe Green’s team of specification experts can provide dedicated support throughout every stage of the design and engineering processes.
For further information on Howe Green’s complete range of floor access solutions, visit www.howegreen.com or call 01920 463230.