Recess Tray Covers
Clever replacements for unsightly access covers and manholes, recess trays come in a huge range of sizes and load-bearing capabilities, for every scenario from the back garden patio to an airport taxiway. This section looks at what’s available, how they should be fitted, and how basic problems can easily be avoided with a little bit of simple maintenance.
Recessed Tray Covers for Manholes and Inspection Chambers
Recess tray covers are used within paved area to disguise the presence of manholes,and access covers. This page offers an overview of the many types available and provides links to follow-on pages covering construction and maintenance.
Plastic ducting is the best method of protecting any cables, pipes or other services that need to be buried beneath paving. This page looks at what is used, and how a simple colour scheme alerts others to just what lies within the buried plastic pipe.
Fitting a Recess Tray to a Circular Inspection Chamber
This page follows the fitting of a recess tray cover to a circular Inspection Chamber (IC), illustrating the key stages with photographs and, hopefully, making the process as clear as possible.
Fitting a Recessed Tray Cover
This page provides a step-by-step illustrated guide to fitting a recess tray cover to an existing manhole or access chamber by photo-documenting a real-life job on a small residential driveway.
Jointing around recess tray covers
When using recess tray covers, it's essential that any jointing mortar used when finishing the paving work is not allowed to get into the gap between frame and tray. This page looks at how this is achieved.